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Technical News Overview

LATEST - 20th October

Pop up Box - Thursday 22nd October

When users first log in to CUFS on Thursday 22nd October they will see a validation box . This is due  to the renewal of the University's Jar Code signing certificate.  Information on how to stop this popping up is available here



14th April

  • Firefox Quantum ESR 68.x on macOS Catalina now certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2.4 or higher and 12.1.3) is now certified with the Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 68 browser on macOS Catalina (10.15). See Guidlines for Supported Browsers for details

2nd April

Regular Items


Windows Vulnerability Announced

Microsoft has announced a serious vulnerability in all versions of Windows. For Windows versions earlier than Windows 10, and Windows Server versions earlier than Windows Server 2019, this is a 'Critical' vulnerability. For Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019, it is rated 'Important'. Further information is available in Microsoft's security advisory.  UIS have put together and shared with IT Administrators some guidance for users for them to share within their institutions. IT administrators are to review the workarounds suggested by Microsoft and assess whether to recommend or implement them for their users, but those working at home, on their own machines may also need to take action. In all cases, prepare to install the patch as soon as possible after it's released. It's expected by 14 April 2020, but may come sooner.


DELL Punch out and Internet Explorer

DELL Punch out will be stopping the support of Internet Explorer (IE) browser versions lower than IE11 as well as support for IE11 in non-standards mode. In order to continue with a streamlined Dell Premier punch out experience after Friday, May 1st 2020, we recommend you use a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, or enable IE11 standards mode for your employer’s purchasing system. The UFS technical news pages will be updated with more detail.


Automatic Downloads

It is advised that users have Automatic Downloads Disabled as new versions of browsers, JAVA or OS may not be compatible or supported.

CUFS Minimum Client Java Requirements Change 17th June 2019

From Monday 17th June 2019, the minimum recommended/supported version of Java for CUFS increased to version 1.8.0_211. This means that PCs or MACs used by CUFS users must have a version of Java installed at version 1.8.0_211 or later versions of Java version 8.


Guidelines on Supported Browsers, JAVA and OS supplied by Oracle

Java is now a licenced product for use with certain Oracle applications, including CUFS. The University has a limited use licence for Java downloads and updates but this is restricted for use with purchased Oracle products only and not any other third party products that may require Java. To download Java for use with CUFS please go to the Download area

Please note, only one version of Java should be installed and it is recommended using the latest recommended/supported version of Java. All old versions of Java should be removed to stop Java Errors when logging onto UFS. Admin rights are required on the PC to set up the Java environment.

Oracle R12 Recommended browsers for Oracle e-Business Suite Including information for Firefox ESR 60.x, Catalin and Java Web Start. Click here for the latest version  Last major update by Oracle 01-OCT-2020, last update 02-NOV-2020.


Clearing Java and Browser Cache  

Click on the following links for steps to clear cache:  Java Cache or Browser cache

CUFS Logging In Error:

'You are trying to access a page that is no longer active'

This error is resolved by clearing the Java and browser cache and is not a CUFS password access issue

See steps on Clearing Java and Browser Cache


Advanced Cloud Marketplace - Browser Support Policy

Communications - News for Computer Officers and Technical Support

If you are a Computer Officer or you provide Technical Support to a department, and would like to receive technical news and updates, including CUFS related items from the ucam-itsupport mail group please register here ucam-itsupport

If you would prefer not to receive emails but still need to be kept up to date with the latest technical releases then the UIS News Page is available with a variety of links, news and updates.



Vulnerable Periods

Some systems may be unavailable between 6.00am to 9.00am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Users will be notified of planned vulnerable periods here and in the latest bulletin.