JDK 8u161, 8u162, and 9.0.4 now available

Change effective on 17 January 2018

Heroku’s support for Java, Scala, Clojure, Gradle, and JRuby now includes the option of using JDK 8u161, 8u162, or 9.0.4. To set the JDK version for an application, create a system.properties file in the root directory of your project and put the following code in it:


For a complete list of supported versions, see the Dev Center documentation for Java. For more information on OpenJDK 8u161 and 8u162, see the OpenJDK documentation for Java 8. For more information on JDK 9.0.4, see the OpenJDK documentation for Java 9.