Java - Compatible Versions for UW Services
This document lists UW Services that require Java, and the version(s) of Java that each has been validated to work with.
All Windows testing was completed with the 32-bit version of the Java client. If you experience problems accessing any of the applications below, please try removing any 64-bit versions of Java and updating to the latest compatible 32-bit client. Instructions on how to do so are located at the bottom of this page.
Note: entries marked with a dagger (†) require additional configuration before the application will work properly. See Java - Adding Sites to Exceptions List for instructions on doing so.
As of Google Chrome Version 42, an additional configuration step is required to continue using NPAPI plugins (including Java) in the browser. For instructions on enabling the plugin in Chrome, please see Chrome - Enabling Java Plugin.
|Application Name||Compatible with |
Java 8, Update 101
|Call Center Anywhere (CCA)||No|| |
After updating to Java 7 Update 45 or beyond, the application fails to load completely. The application does load properly using the previous version, Java 7 Update 40.
Not supported by the DoIT Help Desk. For assistance, please contact the DOA Enterprise Service Desk at (608) 264-9383.
Java 7u3 is the only officially supported version for CCA, and DOA may ask you to downgrade to this version during a support call for troubleshooting.
|Cisco Firewall Services Module - Adaptive Security Device Manager (FWSM - ASDM)||Yes†||Java security settings must be reduced to "Medium" - adding the application URL to the Exceptions list will not correct the error.|
|Common Business Systems (CBS)||Yes†||URL to add to Java Exceptions list: http://galactica.doit.wisc.edu:8001|
Note: To use DATN with Safari, some security settings must first be changed. To do so, open the Safari menu -> Preferences -> Security Tab -> Internet Plugins -> Manage Website settings, then select the Java plugin and allow in unsafe mode.
|FISC Assignment/Billing System (FABS)||Yes|
|Housing Admin Apps||Yes|
|JEMS-CHRIS/JEMS-CHRIS-HR||Yes||Uncheck the box requesting "resetting notifications" when installing the Java update. In some cases, leaving this checked can suppress a necessary dialog, causing a system lock on the user's machine.|
|JEMS Hire-Changes/JEMS PVL-Rate-Title Change||Yes†|| |
Uncheck the box requesting "resetting notifications" when installing the Java update. In some cases, leaving this checked can suppress a necessary dialog, causing a system lock on the user's machine.
URL to add to Java Exceptions list: https://ofr01.doit.wisc.edu
|Planning Allocation (PA)||Yes||Uncheck the box requesting "resetting notifications" when installing the Java update. In some cases, leaving this checked can suppress a necessary dialog, causing a system lock on the user's machine.|
|Special Authorization (SpecAuth)||Pending|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM)||Yes†||URLs to add to Java Exceptions list: http://saguaro.doit.wisc.edu:9090/ and https://saguaro.doit.wisc.edu:8443/|
The latest release of Java 8 is 8u101 (version 8, update 101), which is available for download from http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp. Download and run the "Windows Offline (32-bit)" installer, even if you have a 64-bit version of Windows. Since most web browsers are 32-bit only, they are only able to use the 32-bit version of Java.
The latest release of Java 8 is 8u101 (version 8, update 101), which is available for download from http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp. After installing Java, you may need to quit and re-launch your browser for the change to take effect.