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Technical News Overview


Accessing CUFS using Java from December 2021

From 13th December onwards, anyone using a Java Version of Java 8 Update 271 or earlier will no longer be able to access CUFS.

If you have any concerns, or need help checking which version of Java you are on, please contact your departmental computer officer.

Please take this opportunity to ensure you update your Java version.



Latest Recommended Java

The latest supported Java version is Java is 1.8.0_281 

It is recommended that the installation of Java is done by the departments Computer Office or IT Support. More information is available on the Download area.

Departments are advised to deactivate automatic downloads to preven later versions being installed. 

  • Select the Start button
  • select Settings
  • System
  • Notifications & actions
  • under Get notifications from these senders turn off Automatic file downloads.


General Exception Error

Please check your Java version supported as above if you receive the error box below.

General Exception - ClassNotFoundException: oracle.apps.fnd.formsClient.jnip.FndFormsEngine



Latest R12 Recommended Browsers

This document was last updated by Oracle December 2021



Firefox ESR 78.x Certified With EBS on macOS Big Sur

Oracle have announced that Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 78.x is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2.4 or later, and 12.1.3) on Apple macOS Big Sur.

However, Big Sur requires JAVA 1.8.0_301 which is higher than recommended and has known issues.  We advise  not to use Big Sur until recommended.


MAC Operating System Big sur and CUFS

Please be aware when purchasing a MAC product that many will now have Big Sur preintalled.

Oracle are working to resolve the issue which has been created by Apple releasing the new operating system rather than any changes made by Oracle.

If departments run JAVA 1.8.0_301 and encounter issues with CUFS, the helpdesks may not be able to resolve the issue as investigations are ongoing with Oracle.



Clearing the Browser and Java cache

Some users receive the error below when checking out from the marketplace, this can be resolved by clearing the browser cache.


Printing from CUFS

All printers have been removed from CUFS, if you need to print please save the output from your request and print to your local department printer.



ucam-itsupport mail group - 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.