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Java Upgrade Details - Jan. 14, 2014
Article: KB0011166 Published: 2014-01-08 Last modified: 2016-07-20

Java Upgrade Details - Jan. 14, 2014

Oracle will release a Java update on Jan. 14. We believe this will have a minor impact to some of you who use the Java version of the Fermilab Time & Labor (FTL). It may also impact other Java applications. We will be unable to test and confirm these potential impacts until the Java update is released on Jan. 14. That being said, we do expect the impact to be minimal.


To avoid potential impact, you can use the HTML version of the FTL site at or access FTL via a terminal server.

This impact should only impact Java 7.X users, so for those who wish to continue using the Java FTL interface, we recommend that you determine which version of Java you are currently running. See How to check what version of Java you're using.


If you are using Java version 6.x, you will not be impacted by this update. You do not need to take any action.


When you access Java applications (such as FTL) for the first time on or after Jan. 14, you may receive two security warnings. Depending on the browser you are using, your security warnings may not look exactly like the ones below, but they will be similar. If you have any questions about the security warnings, contact the service desk.

The first warning is below. Click Allow.


You will now see the message below.

Click the checkbox next to "Do not show this again for apps from the publisher and locations above." (Otherwise, this message will be displayed each time you access FTL after Jan. 14.)

Click Run.


If you have any questions about your version of Java or the impact the Java update will have, please contact the service desk.


How to check what version of Java you're using


1. From the browser you use to access the Java application (for example, Fermilab Time & Labor), go to

2. Click Verify Java Version button.

3. Click Run.

The Java version will display:


If you get an error message, you may need to install what is called a "Plug-in" to run the necessary software. To install the plug-in:

In IE:

1. In your web browser, click on Tools.

2. Click on Manage Add-ons.

3. Scroll down to select the version of Java you want. 

In Firefox:

1. In your web browswer, click on Tools.

2. Click on Add-ons.

3. In the "Plugins" section, select the version of Java you want.

4. Click Enable.

5. Follow the instructions above to determine your Java version.


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