JRE Installation for BEN Financials
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). This page was last modified on Monday, 25-Mar-2013 09:12:33 EDT.
This document includes instructions on how to install Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) plug-in sucessfully and use an updated version of the BEN Financials litmus test. BEN user machines must have a supported version of the JRE plug-in. Currently, version 1.6.0_43 is supported for use with BEN Financials. JRE version 1.7.x is not yet supported.
Note: the JRE plug-in is only needed for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 - an appropriate version of Java is included with current versions of OS X Snow Leopard (Java must be downloaded from Apple for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion).
Note: vulnerabilities exist in Oracle Java SE JDK and JRE 7 (1.7.0_15) and JRE 6 Update 41 (1.6.0_41) and earlier. ISC has updated the Java client package delivered by the BEN server so it provides JRE 6 Update 43.
The recommended practice to obtain a supported version of JRE is to download it from the BEN server. Simply remove the existing version from the user's workstation and the user will then be prompted to download the JRE when logging into BEN Financials. After logging into BEN the first time after the JRE install, the user will receive a pop-up message asking to trust the Java applet. The user should click Always Trust.
To manually download version 1.6.0_43 please visit http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp As a reminder, DO NOT upgrade to Java 7, as it is not yet certified for BEN.
Note: JRE is NOT required for end-users that only have access to the Requisitioner responsibility or use the Shopper Role.
Litmus Test to Confirm Connectivity to BEN Financials
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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