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2562276 - Error UnsupportedClassVersionError when testing or starting a dispatcher as of IDM 8.0 SP5


  • If IDM runtime is installed on Windows host, when starting a dispatcher in Dispatcher Utility, error "Windows could not start the service" happens. Below exception shows in Windows event log:
    MxDispatcher_<dispatcher name>: JNI error finding main class. - Exception: "java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/sap/idm/ic/services/dispatcher/MxDispatcher has been compiled by a more recent version of the Java Runtime (class file version 52.0), this version of the Java Runtime only recognizes class file versions up to <some version>"
    Same exception happens when testing this dispatcher.
  • If IDM runtime is installed on Unix host, below similar exception happens when testing a dispatcher:
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/sap/idm/ic/services/dispatcher/MxDispatcher : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0



SAP Identity Management 8.0 SP5 or higher


SAP Identity Management 8.0


IDM dispatcher JRE , KBA , BC-IAM-IDM , Identity Management , Problem

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