Reflection for the Web Browser and Java Requirements
Technical Note 1383
Last Reviewed 20-Jan-2016
Applies To
Reflection for the Web (All Editions) version 12.2
Reflection for the Web 2014 (All Editions)
Summary

This technical note lists browsers that are supported for use when accessing the Reflection for the Web Administrative WebStation or client applets. Check this note periodically for updated information.

Supported Browsers and Java Virtual Machines

Reflection for the Web uses a web browser to display web pages, while a Java Virtual Machine (VM) runs a Reflection applet either embedded in a web page or as a framed applet (in a separate window). Use the information in the sections below to determine whether your browser and Virtual Machine can run Reflection for the Web.

Note the following:

  • Your organization's security policies and local regulations may require specific versions.
  • The Oracle Java plug-in for web browsers depends on the cross-platform plug-in architecture NPAPI. In September 2015, Google removed NPAPI support in Chrome version 45. For more information, see Technical Note 2797: Web Browser Java Plug-in Alternatives.

Reflection for the Web version 12.2

Browser and Vendor
Minimum Java Version
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*
7 (Update 79 or higher)**
Mozilla Firefox - current version
7 (Update 79 or higher)**
Java Web Start 7 or higher
7 (Update 79 or higher)**

* Note: Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive Microsoft technical support and security updates. For more information, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support

** Since there will be no public updates to Oracle Java 7 after April 2015, we recommend using the latest Oracle JRE 8 version

Reflection for the Web 2014 R2

Oracle JRE 7 or higher is recommended, although Reflection for the Web 2014 R2 was tested with Oracle JRE 6 update 45.

Reflection for the Web should be fully functional on browsers with specified operating systems and Java virtual machines shown in the table below. This table lists the minimum browser and JVM requirements for the product.

Browser and Vendor
Minimum Java Version
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher***
6 (Update 45)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 – 7.0
6 (Update 45)
Mozilla Firefox – current version
6 (Update 45)
Java Web Start 1.5 or higher
6 (Update 45)
Google Chrome 5.0 or higher
6 (Update 45)

Reflection for the Web 2014 R1

Reflection for the Web 2014 R1 requires, at minimum, Oracle JRE 5.0 or higher (also called version 1.5.0 or higher), but we highly recommend using the latest version.

Browser and Vendor
Minimum Java Version
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher**
6 (Update 29)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 – 7.0
6 (Update 29)
Mozilla Firefox – current version
6 (Update 29)
Java Web Start 5 or higher
6 (Update 29)
Google Chrome 5.0 or higher
6 (Update 29)

*** Older versions of Java may cause crashes and hangs when viewing Reflection for the Web 2014 sessions, as a result of architectural changes from Internet Explorer 7 to 8. To resolve this issue, install Java 7 or higher.

Related Technical Notes
2522 Reflection for the Web Supported Platforms and System Requirements
2797 Web Browser Java Plug-in Alternatives
9988 Reflection for the Web Technical Notes

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