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.
Plan to stop using deprecated features because their support may cease as early as the next minor release.
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:
|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 Menu Display 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|
|Polls||Removed||Replaced by Forms/Forms Reports.|
|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.|
|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.
- 7.3 Deprecations and Features Moved to Maintenance Mode
- 7.2 Deprecations and Features Moved to Maintenance Mode
- 7.1 Deprecations
- 7.0 Deprecations
Features Moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.4
Here are the features moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.4:
|Kaleo Forms||To be replaced replaced by business processes for Liferay Objects.|
|Solr Connector||Use Elasticsearch if possible.|
Liferay continues to improve Import/Export and Staging, particularly for Remote Live Staging in scenarios that require content to be created in one environment and consumed in another. See Publishing Tools for more information.