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Elastic Path Commerce

Elastic Path Commerce

The following section is specific to Elastic Path Commerce applications

Supported Platforms for Elastic Path Commerce

The platforms listed here are classified as either Certified Platforms or Compatible Platforms, as indicated.

Operating Systems (for Application Servers)

Platform Support Level
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Certified
CentOS 6.7 Certified
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.X Compatible
CentOS 6.X Compatible
Generic Linux (kernel 2.6) Compatible
Solaris 10 Compatible

Java Virtual Machine

Platform Support Level
Oracle 8, 8u66 Certified
IBM JRE Not Supported
HP JRE Not Supported
JRockit JRE Not Supported

Java Target and Source are 1.8

Java SDK

Platform Support Level
Oracle HotSpot 1.8, 64-bit JVM Certified

Application Servers

Platform Support Level
Tomcat 7.0.65 Certified
Weblogic 12c (12.1.1) Certification in progress
  • WebLogic 11g support dropped (incompatible with Java 8 and Servlet 2.5+)
  • Minimum Tomcat 7 minor version specified to support Java 8


Platform Support Level
MySQL 5.5 Certified
MySQL 5.5 on Amazon RDS Compatible
MySQL 5.6 Certified
MySQL 5.6 on Amazon RDS Certified
Oracle 11g R2 (Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit) Certified
Oracle 11g R2 RAC Certified
Oracle 11g R2 on Amazon RDS Compatible
Oracle 12c ( Certified
SQL Server 2014 Compatible
SQL Server 2014 on Amazon RDS Certified

SQL Server 2008 support dropped. SQL Server 2014 on Amazon RDS certified in Elastic Path Commerce 6.15.1 release.

Commerce Manager Client

Platform Support Level
Windows 7 (64-bit Java 8) Certified
Windows 8.1 (64-bit Java 8) Certified
Mac OS X 10.9 (64-bit Java 8, Cocoa) Certified
Mac OS X 10.10 (64-bit Java 8, Cocoa) Certified
Linux Not Supported

Commerce Manager Client now supported on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Commerce Manager Client Java Web Start


Support for Java Web Start dropped because of incompatible changes to JNLP permissions in Java 7u25.

Supported Standards

  • Elastic Path Commerce: JPA 2.0
  • Elastic Path Commerce Storefront, Commerce Manager, Search Server: Servlet 2.5
  • Elastic Path Cortex API, Cortex Studio: Servlet 3.0

Cortex Client Application Requirements

Client applications that communicate with Cortex API must have the following attributes to work with it:

  • The ability to handle all HTTP response codes (not just 200)
  • The ability to supply at minimum the following HTTP methods: GET, PUT, POST, DELETE
  • Not make any cross-origin requests to Cortex API