Java Plugin (Windows) - Add Site to Edit Site List FAILS

Customers are not able to get Java to work with websites or applications. Customers see missing links or java plug in does not engage. Typically, this is fixed by adding websites to Java's Edit Site List. However, customers attempting to add sites may NOT see their websites added to the Edit Site List. Customers who don't have administrative rights to their computers may have difficulty adding sites to their Java Edit Site List feature. Adding site may NOT update or apply change. Applies to Java 7 Update 45 or higher.

Banner (Oracle Forms) customers may experience strange blocking of links or color issues with their forms or forms may not start.

With release of Java 7 Update 45 and higher,
  Java may NOT run for the following reasons:
  1. Web applications do not have signed vendor jar files
  2. Customer is running older version of Java
To fix this issue, customers may add specific website to Java Edit Site List.
See  Java - Adding Sites to Exceptions List  for an explanation on how to add a new site.  

If site will not remain applied to Java during normal application of the Java Console Exception Site List, use following instructions to workaround the issue:

1. Open Program Files>>java>>jre7>>bin or Program Files>>java>>jre8
2. Right-Click javacpl.exe
3. Select Run As Administrator  (this sets the permission at runtime to allow customer to make the needed changes)

    Java Control Panel appears

4. Click Security tab
5. Click Edit Site List button
6. Click Add
7. Enter: https://[site URL or server name] (e.g.
8. Click Add
9. Click OK.
10. Click Restore Security Prompts (Critical Step for any cached or viewing issues)
11. Click Apply
12. Close all browsers and restart to apply fix. (Also, a Critical Step for any cached or viewing issues)
Java will load properly when customer opens website.

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Keywords:AITS, Java Control Panel, Edit Site, List, update, add, windows, oracle, microsoft, cannot, can't, drops   Doc ID:37921
Owner:John C.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2014-02-24 16:13 CSTUpdated:2018-07-24 09:24 CST
Sites:University of Illinois System
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