Mozilla Firefox (Windows and Macintosh) - Support for Applications that Require Java

Mozilla Firefox ESR version 60 and above are no longer supporting the Java Plugin for the browser.

The new Mozilla Firefox ESR version 60 and above are no longer supporting the Java Plugin for the browser.  This results in both the 32bit and 64bit versions of the ESR browser not being able to launch java applications.  Currently, Mozilla Firefox ESR version 52 does support the Java Plugin.  Firefox ESR version 52.9 will be released on June 26, but Mozilla is planning for it to be the last update for the Firefox ESR 52 series.  The current end of life for Firefox ESR 52 is in late August of 2018.  This will force users of AITS supported applications that require java to use an alternate browser.  The information for using an alternate browser is provided below for both Macintosh and Windows.




Microsoft Windows Fix:

Solution 1: Utilize Internet Explorer


Step 1:  "Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Step: 2:  Launch iexplore.exe to start Internet Explorer


Solution 2: Launch Banner Forms Using Java Web Start in Firefox

Step 1:  Launch the following web link from any browser:

https://webprod.admin.uillinois.edu/bl/servlet/BannerLogin?appName=edu.uillinois.aits.BannerGui&dad=JNLPBANPROD

Step 2:  Authenticate in the EAS portal.

Step 3:  After authentication, you will be immediately prompted for a file download.  Make sure "Open with: Java (TM) Web Start Launcher" is slected and click "Ok".


Step 4:  Click "Run" to launch from the Java Web Start Utility.




Macintosh macOS X Fix:


Solution 1: Utilize Safari


Step 1:  Navigate to the Applications folder

Step: 2: Launch Safari.app


Solution 2: Launch Banner Forms Using Java Web Start in Firefox


Step 1:  Launch the following web link from any browser:

https://webprod.admin.uillinois.edu/bl/servlet/BannerLogin?appName=edu.uillinois.aits.BannerGui&dad=JNLPBANPROD

Step 2:  Authenticate in the EAS portal.

Step 3:  After authentication, you will be immediately prompted for a file download.  Click "Save File".



Step 4:  Click on the "Downloads" button in the browser, and then click on the "UOFI_banner.jnlp" file to launch it.



Step 5:  When prompted to open an application downloaded from the Internet, select "Open".



Step 6:  Click "Run" to launch from the Java Web Start Utility.






Keywords:banner forms, compatibility, itpro, microsoft, macintosh, java web start   Doc ID:82505
Owner:Mikel S.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2018-05-30 08:50 CDTUpdated:2018-05-31 09:45 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois System
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