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Maintenance Mode and Deprecations in 7.4

With each new Liferay DXP and Liferay Portal release, a feature may not warrant continued enhancements or may become obsolete. Stopping enhancements for a feature puts it in Maintenance Mode.

Maintenance Mode: The feature is supported but no longer being enhanced.

Obsolete features are eventually removed or replaced with newer, better features. Before dropping support for an obsolete feature, Liferay marks it Deprecated.

Deprecated: The feature will be unsupported as early as the next minor version release. For example, support for a feature deprecated in 7.4 can be dropped as early as 7.5.

Important

Plan to stop using deprecated features because their support may cease as early as the next minor release.

Important

Please see Maintenance Mode and Deprecation Policies for details.

Deprecated Feature Availability

Deprecated features have different availability:

Bundled: The feature is included in the Liferay software.

Marketplace: The feature is included in a Marketplace app final version.

Final: The final version of the Marketplace app is released for this Liferay version.

Archived: The feature is unavailable, but its code is available in a sources artifact on Liferay’s repository at https://repository.liferay.com/nexus/index.html#welcome.

Removed: The feature and its code are unavailable.

Features Deprecated in 7.4

Here are the features deprecated in 7.4:

Feature Availability Notes
App Builder, App Builder Workflow Removed Replaced by Liferay Objects.
Bootstrap 3 & Bootstrap 4 compatibility layer Removed Opt in to adding a compatibility layer during Theme upgrade or manually add the layer.
Commerce Account Widget Removed Replaced by the DXP/Portal Accounts Widget
Central Authentication Service (CAS) Archived Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by other solutions, including SAML, OpenID Connect, and Token-based SSO.
Commerce Categories Navigation widget Bundled Replaced by Display Page Templates Navigation Menu support.
Commerce Bill of Materials (BOM) Removed To be replaced by Shop By Diagram.
Commerce Category Content widget Bundled Replaced by Display Page Templates.
Digest Authentication Bundled Digest Authentication requires weak password hash storage, which is a vulnerability.
Dynamic Data Lists Bundled Deprecated in 7.3. It is replaced by Liferay Objects.
EXT Plugins support Removed Replaced by configuration settings and standard extension points.
Image Editor (Soy-based) Removed Replaced by a React-based image editor.
Google Login/SSO Archived Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by other solutions, including SAML, OpenID Connect, and Token-based SSO.
JAAS support code Bundled No replacement.
Liferay Mobile Device Detection Enterprise Archived Deprecated in 7.2. Contact 51Degrees for up-to-date definitions.
Liferay Screens Removed. Final version released in 7.3. No direct replacement; however, the Mobile SDK and Headless API support mobile application development.
Liferay Sync Connector and Sync Client Archived Deprecated in 7.3. It has no direct replacement.
Live Users Bundled Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by Analytics Cloud
Mobile SDK Removed Replaced by Headless Delivery.
NTLM Archived Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by Kerberos. If you're using NTLM to authenticate Microsoft Windows™ accounts with , switch to using Kerberos.
OAuth 1.0a Archived Deprecated in 7.2. It is replaced by Liferay Connector to OAuth 2.0
Search widget (classic) Bundled Deprecated in 7.1. It is replaced by the Search widgets.
SOAP Web Services Bundled (disabled by default) Replaced by JSON web services, REST services, and GraphQL services.
Solr Connector Removed Deprecated in 7.3. It is replaced by Elasticsearch.
Theme: Hello World Archived Deprecated in 7.3. There is no direct replacement.
Web Content Search widget Archived

Features deprecated in earlier Liferay versions may also need to be considered, if you are upgrading from an earlier version.

Features Moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.4

Here are the features moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.4:

Feature Notes
Export/Import To be replaced replaced by Publications.
Kaleo Forms To be replaced replaced by business processes for Liferay Objects.
Staging To be replaced replaced by Publications.