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Firefox Quantum ESR 68 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 for Windows

Elke Phelps
Product Management Director

Firefox ESR logo Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 68 is now certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 

Firefox ESR 68 is certified for both Oracle E-Business Suite web-based (OA Framework/HTML) and Oracle Forms/Java-based interfaces provided the minimum requirements for deployment are met. For additional information refer to the following:

Minimum Requirements

Windows Desktop Operating System

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)

  • JRE 8 Update 151 and higher

Plug-in Support Removed Starting with Firefox ESR 60

Mozilla removed plug-in support starting with Firefox ESR 60. This means Firefox ESR 60 and higher cannot run Forms-based content in EBS using the Java plug-in method. 

If your Firefox ESR 60 and higher end-users run Forms-based content in EBS, you must switch from the JRE plug-in to Java Web Start

What is Mozilla Firefox ESR?

Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release based on an official release of Firefox for organizations that are unable to mass-deploy new consumer-oriented versions of Firefox every six weeks.  For more details about Firefox ESR, see the Mozilla ESR FAQ.

E-Business Suite Certified with Firefox Extended Support Releases Only

New personal versions of Firefox on the Rapid Release channel are released roughly every six weeks.  It is impractical for us to certify these new personal Rapid Release versions of Firefox with the Oracle E-Business Suite because a given Firefox release is generally obsolete by the time we complete the certification.

From Firefox 10 and onwards, Oracle E-Business Suite is certified only with selected Firefox Extended Support Release versions. Oracle has no current plans to certify new Firefox personal releases on the Rapid Release channel with the E-Business Suite.

EBS Patching Policy for Firefox Compatibility Issues

Mozilla stresses their goal of ensuring that Firefox personal versions will continue to offer the same level of application compatibility as Firefox Extended Support Releases. 

Oracle E-Business Suite Development will issue new E-Business Suite patches or workarounds that can be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases.  If you report compatibility issues with Firefox personal releases that cannot be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases, your options are:

  1. Deploy a certified Firefox Extended Support Release version instead of the Firefox personal version
  2. Report the incompatibility between Firefox ESR and Firefox personal to Mozilla
  3. Use Internet Explorer (on Windows) or Safari (on Mac OS X) until Mozilla resolves the issue

EBS Compatibility with Firefox ESR Security Updates

Mozilla may release new updates to Firefox ESR versions to address high-risk/high-impact security issues.  These updates are considered to be certified with the E-Business Suite on the day that they're released.  You do not need to wait for a certification from Oracle before deploying these new Firefox ESR security updates.


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