Announcement - August, 26, 2020

Dear Customer, 

Authentic8 announces the official end-of-life (EOL) for the following web browser plugins. We will be discontinuing the support of these three plugins because Oracle officially deprecated Java and Flash and VLC has been replaced by HTML5.  

For more details and the EOL dates, please see the chart below. 

Plugin Name

A8 End-of-Life Date

EOL Overview


October 30, 2020

Oracle's Java Web Plugin reached End of Life in 2017. This software has been excluded from future Java updates since September 2018. Major browsers have not offered support for Java applets since 2015.


October 31, 2020

HTML5 is the standard for most website structure and content presentation. This language provides native multimedia support, which negates the need for the VLC plugin.


December 31, 2020

Flash is a deprecated multimedia software platform used for website content production. In 2017, Adobe announced that Flash will be slated for End of Life on December 31st, 2020.

If you have any questions or concerns around this, please feel free to reach out to us at and we will be happy to assist.

Thank you, 

Authentic8 Support 

Additional Notes  

Please contact Support if you have any additional questions and/or require further information.