Banner Forms Support in Mozilla Firefox (Windows and Macintosh)

Mozilla Firefox Release 52.0 drops support of all plugins except Flash.

Statement of Problem:

Starting with Mozilla Firefox 52, will be released in March of 2017, the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Mozilla Firefox will no longer provide the requisite APIs for standards based plugin support.  This means that plugins such as java, will no longer run in the browser.  Firefox does offer Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox, specifically for use by organizations who need extended support for mass deployments. Only the Mozilla Firefox 52 ESR 32-bit release will continue offering support for the standards-based plugin support technology required to launch Java Applets. Note that there is no way, on the server side, to distinguish between the general version and the ESR version of Firefox.

Source:  https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/entry/further_updates_to_moving_to

Microsoft Windows Fix:

Solution 1: Download Mozilla Firefox ESR 32-Bit for Windows

Note: You must be an administrator on the local machine to install this program.

Step 1:  Navigate to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

Step: 2: Click on the "Download Mozilla Firefox ESR" button.



Step 3:  Scroll Down the Page to Find the Appropriate Language.  Select the non-64bit Version for Windows.



Step 4:  Download and open the file.  Run the setup on the local machine to install.  Try launching Banner Forms again.



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: Download Mozilla Firefox ESR for Macintosh

Note: You must be an administrator on the local machine to install this program.

Step 1:  Navigate to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

Step: 2: Click on the "Download Mozilla Firefox ESR" button.



Step 3:  Scroll Down the Page to Find the Appropriate Language.  Select the Version for Macintosh.




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:70491
Owner:Mikel S.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2017-02-07 09:36 CSTUpdated:2017-09-24 16:18 CST
Sites:University of Illinois System
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