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What versions of DS are compatible with AM?

Last updated Jun 30, 2022

The purpose of this article is to provide compatibility information between DS and AM versions. This includes the embedded DS versions shipped with AM and, the supported Java® versions for each combination.

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DS and AM compatibility

Embedded DS

Embedded DS versions are shipped with AM and cannot be upgraded; however, when you upgrade to a newer version of AM, the embedded DS instance is also upgraded. The following embedded DS versions are included with AM:

AM versions Embedded DS version
AM 7.2 DS 7.2
AM 7.1.2 DS 7.1.2
AM 7.1.1 DS 7.1.1
AM 7.1 DS 7.1
AM 7 and 7.0.x DS 7
AM 6.5.4 DS 6.5.5
AM 6.5.3 DS 6.5.4
AM 6.5.2 and 6.5.2.x DS 6.5.2
AM 6.5.1 DS 6.5.1
AM 6.5 and 6.5.0.x DS 6.5
AM 6 and 6.0.0.x DS 6
AM 5.5.2 DS 5.5.3
AM 5.5 and 5.5.1 DS 5.5
AM 5 and 5.1.x DS 5

External DS

The following matrix indicates compatibility between AM and external DS versions:

  DS 7.x DS 6.x DS 5.x
AM 7.x Yes Yes --
AM 6.x Yes Yes Yes
AM 5.5.x -- Yes Yes
AM 5 and 5.1.x -- Yes Yes


It is strongly recommended that you always upgrade to the latest maintenance releases for whichever versions of AM and DS you have deployed.

Java Compatibility

Java 11

  • AM 6.5 and later
  • DS 6.5 and later

Java 9

  • DS 6 only

Java 8

  • AM 5.x and 6.x
  • DS 5.x and 6.x

Java 7

  • AM 5 and 5.1.x
  • DS 5 (but support for it is deprecated)

Software and Hardware requirements



See Also

What operating systems are ForgeRock products supported on?

ForgeRock End of Service Life (EOSL) Policy and EOSL Dates

FAQ: Installing AM

FAQ: Upgrading AM

FAQ: Installing and configuring DS

Installing and configuring AM

Installing and Administering DS

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