JHipster supports the latest LTS version of Java (Java 11). While JHipster applications will work with Java versions 8 to 13, it is recommended to stick to the latest stable LTS release (Java 11).

The generated applications use Java 8 features to be backward compatible, and hence Java 8 is the minimum required version to compile the applications:

  1. Check for your installed Java version by running the java -version command in the Terminal. It should display Java version x.x.x, where x.x.x could be any version between 1.8 and 12.0.
  2. If you do not have the correct version installed, you can visit the Oracle website ( and follow the instructions to install the JDK for Java ...

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