Firefox Browser ESR 78.x Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 for Windows and MacOS

August 7, 2020 | 2 minute read
Elke Phelps
Product Management Director
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Mozilla Firefox Browser Extended Support Release (ESR) 78.x is now certified as a Windows-based client browser and MacOS-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 

Firefox ESR 78.x 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:

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 four weeks.  You may find more information here:  Firefox Overview.

EBS Compatibility with Firefox ESR Point Releases

Mozilla may release new point release updates (e.g. FF ESR 78.2.0, FF ESR 78.3.0, etc) 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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Elke Phelps

Product Management Director

Elke is a Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group.  She joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist (Oracle Database Administrator, Oracle Applications DBA, Technical Architect and Technical Manager of an Oracle Applications DBA Team) since 1993.  As part of the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Product Management Team, her scope of responsibility includes security, database certifications and advanced architectures for on-premises and Oracle Cloud deployments.  She is a frequent contributor and editor of the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog.

Elke is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010).  Elke is also the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) and served as President of the SIG from February 2005 - August 2011.  Elke has been a speaker at the Oracle OpenWorld and Collaborate conferences since 2004.  Prior to joining Oracle, Elke was designated an Oracle ACE (2007) and Oracle ACE Director (2009).  She received the OAUG Oracle Ambassador of the Year award in 2015.

Elke has a Computer Science Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.  In her spare time, Elke enjoys traveling especially to Europe, Puerto Rico and the amazing US National Parks.  Elke also enjoys hiking, antiquing, gardening and cooking. 

 


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