NetID - Recommended Browsers

This document contains the list of recommended web browsers for use with the NetID Login Service.

Browser Selection

The NetID Login Service has been tested with most common web browsers. See a list of compatible and recommended browsers below. If you need to update your browser to a compatible version, see the KB article Web Browsers - Updating Your Browser to the Latest Version

Browser Recommendations

We recommend:

Note: These are the minimum browser requirements needed for using the service.

OS Compatible Browsers Recommended Browsers
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox 31 or higher
  • Chrome 49 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge (latest)
  • Firefox (latest)
  • Chrome (latest)
Mac OS X
  • Safari 7 or higher
  • Firefox 31 or higher
  • Chrome 49 or higher
  • Safari (latest)
  • Firefox (latest)
  • Chrome (latest)
  • Safari 7 or higher
  • Safari (latest)
  • Android 5 or higher
  • Android (latest)
  • Chrome (latest)

Required Settings

Make sure that the browser is set to accept cookies (from both 1st party and 3rd party).
See Web Browsers - Cookies FAQ for details (use the "managing cookies" links on the bottom of the page).

Security Issues - Session states

Some browsers allow you to save your session state and reload it the next time you open the browser.  Users should be aware of the security implications of this setting.   Saving your session means that even if you exit the browser application entirely and reopen it, your NetID Login session will still be valid.  Especially if other users could have access to your computer, this is a significant security concern. 

Browsers that allow you to save sessions include:
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome
For more information, see the KB article NetID Login Service - Logout Procedure.

Login Issues

See NetID - Login Problems if you are unable to login.

Recommended Browsers for Other Applications

Use the links below to view the recommended browsers for other UW web applications.

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Created2004-09-16 19:00:00Updated2022-06-08 16:10:57
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