Internet Explorer 9 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

[Aug. 9, 2013 update: IE 10 is now certified with EBS]

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is now certified as a desktop client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.  The certified desktop operating systems are:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

EBS 12.1 Prerequisites

  • EBS 12.1.1 or higher
  • Java Plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or higher

EBS 12.0 Prerequisites

  • Oracle Applications Technology R12.ATG_PF.A.DELTA.6 (patch 7237006) or higher.
  • Oracle Forms Version 10.1.2.3 or higher.
  • Java plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or higher.

EBS 11i Prerequisites

  • Oracle Applications patch 10 (11.5.10) plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10 CU2 or higher
  • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6) (patch 5903765) or higher.
  • Oracle Developer 6i patchset 19 (6.0.8.28.x) (see Note 125767.1)
  • Java plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or higher.
  • MLR patch 8888184 or higher (AIX Users should apply MLR patch 10043867 which replaces 8888184) 

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Comments:

This is good news! providing support for previous versions 11i

What will happen with the support of Firefox 5 and 6 and ... ?

Posted by Vikosv on August 09, 2011 at 04:22 AM PDT #

Hi, Vikosv,

We're still evaluating our options for the latest rapid release Firefox codelines. It seems as if many enterprises are rethinking their plans to use Firefox. We're gathering feedback from customers on their use of Firefox with EBS. If you'd like to add your thoughts to our survey, either drop me an email or post a comment here:

Survey: Your Plans for Adopting New Firefox Releases? (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology)
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/survey_your_enterprise_plans_for

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 09, 2011 at 04:38 AM PDT #

Steve,

Be sure that if this is a new system, and they haven't used IE8 or 9 yet that they Disable the "Enable XSS Filter"

Chris

Posted by Chris on August 10, 2011 at 01:11 AM PDT #

Hi, Chris,

Thanks for posting that tip, but it's actually not required. The recommended method of preventing cross-site scripting-related error messages is to redeploy the Forms 10g servlet components. See the section in Note 389422.1 entitled, "Cross-site Scripting Error."

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 10, 2011 at 01:45 AM PDT #

Steve, I read that note but it won't apply because we are on 11i. I did however read note 285218.1. I have all the prerequisites and Windows 7 and IE9 aren't working with 11i. I did what I stated above and it is still not working. I am getting a "APP-FND-01931: Your session is no longer valid or your logon information could not be reestablished from your session" error. I will research and/or open a SR. Thanks for your info, the blog is great.

Posted by Chris on August 11, 2011 at 01:39 AM PDT #

Hi, Chris,

Good luck with resolving that one. If you've hit an undocumented issue, please feel free to drop me a private email with your SR number.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 11, 2011 at 02:22 AM PDT #

Will JRE7 be certified with E-business 11i and R12?

Thanks.
Barb

Posted by Barb on August 15, 2011 at 06:55 AM PDT #

Hi, Barb,

Yes, we plan to certify JRE 7 clients against Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. We need to do more tests to determine whether we can do the same with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, too.

I'll post updates on this blog as soon as we've had a chance to validate the feasible configurations.

Is your organization planning to deploy JRE 7 clients any time soon? Feel free to drop me a private email with more details. That kind of feedback is very helpful as we prioritize competing projects.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM PDT #

this is good

Posted by guest on August 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM PDT #

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/14/metro-style-browsing-and-plug-in-free-html5.aspx

Microsoft is dumping plugins support with Windows 8 and IE10.

Posted by guest on September 15, 2011 at 02:52 AM PDT #

This is true only for the tablet edition of IE 10 Metro. The desktop edition of IE 10 on Windows 8 will continue to support plugins. It's a bit too early to make definitive statements, but I wouldn't expect any change in our EBS certification strategy for IE 10 for Windows 8 at this point.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 16, 2011 at 07:05 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I'm not sure if anyone at Oracle has seen https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal as yet and whether that helps with Oracle's plans around Firefox certification.

Ian

Posted by Ian Neal on October 02, 2011 at 12:39 PM PDT #

Hi, Neal,

Thanks. We're in direct discussions with Mozilla on this.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 02, 2011 at 12:50 PM PDT #

Dear Steven,

Thank you for replying my email. one quick question why metalink is not working when we upgrade our OS to windows 7 can you please help me what can i do or do you have any solution. please let me know. also web adi is not working we are using excel 2010. kindly help me to these 2 problems. your reply is highly appreciated.

Posted by Belen on October 02, 2011 at 09:18 PM PDT #

We are also receiving the same error Chris is with IE9, but only on certain desktops. The error is getting a "APP-FND-01931: Your session is no longer valid or your logon information could not be reestablished from your session". We've tried comparing the settings and could not see what might be different. Any ideas? or did Chris get a solution?

Thanks.

Posted by Barb on October 03, 2011 at 03:03 AM PDT #

Hi, Barb,

Sorry to hear that you're encountering the same issue as Chris.

I didn't see any follow-ups from Chris. I suspect it was a desktop configuration issue, or perhaps due to using an older version of JRE 1.6.0_18 to 1.6.0_22, all of which suffered from a bug associated with mismanaged session cookies. The latest version certified is JRE 1.6.0_27.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 03, 2011 at 03:09 AM PDT #

Is Oracle EBS faster on IE9 than on IE8?
Does it require less data to be transferred from server to client when using IE9 than IE8?

Thank you.

Posted by guest on January 07, 2012 at 11:30 AM PST #

Hi, Guest,

We haven't done any notable benchmarking comparisons between IE9 vs. IE8. Microsoft claims that IE9 is faster. If so, I'd expect to see that when connecting to the E-Business Suite.

We do not have any browser checks that streamline communications traffic in IE9 vs. older IE releases.

If you're interested in EBS network optimization techniques, I'd highly recommend this article:

http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/two_essential_tools_for_diagno

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 09, 2012 at 04:13 AM PST #

Hi Steven ,

I find that particularly in Windows 7 client machines the at times java fails to respond when opening any form based responsibility in R12.1.3.

The same thign which hangs on a number of windows 7 machine works perfectly fine in windows Xp machine.We try to clear cache,cookies and log out but same problem and have to close the IE using task manager.

Neither the console nor log files show any error as such.

We are on RHEL5 with R12.1.3 and 11g DB and IE 8 and IE9 are used in most of the systems.Can you pl throw some light.The JAva on the local client system is 1.6.0_07

Posted by Sriram on May 29, 2012 at 05:59 AM PDT #

Hi, Sriram,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by guest on May 30, 2012 at 09:38 AM PDT #

Hi Sriram,

Did you find a solution to this?

We are experiencing a similar issue.

Thanks in adavnce,
Michael

Posted by Michael on July 26, 2012 at 01:35 PM PDT #

Hi, Michael,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this. Can you log an Service Request so that we can help you resolve this?

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on July 26, 2012 at 01:42 PM PDT #

Hi Steve,
We are having 11.5.10.2 and we are going to use IE9 Windows 7 soon. I think the below pre requisites apply to us from your note.

EBS 11i Prerequisites

Oracle Applications patch 10 (11.5.10) plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10 CU2 or higher

Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6) (patch 5903765) or higher.

Oracle Developer 6i patchset 19 (6.0.8.28.x) (see Note 125767.1)

Java plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or higher.

MLR patch 8888184 or higher (AIX Users should apply MLR patch 10043867 which replaces 8888184)

We are not sure about MLR patch 8888184 or higher. Is this a mandatory pre requisite? We are using only AP and GL modules.

Thanks
Ajeesh

Posted by guest on January 17, 2013 at 12:49 AM PST #

i find it most surprising indeed and a bit disturbing that Oracle even has browser-proprietary software. i'm not sure where i got the notion that Oracle is a champion of open-standards-compliance, but i guess i'll have to let that go now.

Posted by guest on January 17, 2013 at 08:08 AM PST #

Hi, Guest,

We certify IE and Firefox for Windows clients connecting to the E-Business Suite, and Safari for Mac clients connecting to EBS.

Other standards-compliant browsers work, too, including Chrome, but there's insufficient enterprise demand to warrant us certifying those formally... at least based upon customer demand to date.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM PST #

Hi, Ajeesh,

All prerequisites listed in our documentation are mandatory, regardless of which E-Business Suite products you're using.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM PST #

Hi Steve,

Thanks
We will be using IE9 64 bit ( although we have both IE9 32 and 64 bits) . Our OS version is Windows 7 SP1 64 bit and Java is 32 bit. Do we need JRE 64 bit for IE9 64 bit?

Posted by Ajeesh on January 21, 2013 at 03:55 AM PST #

Hi Ajeesh,

If you wish to use IE9 64-bit then you will also need to install the 64-bit version of JRE as the 32-bit and 64-bit homes work independently of each other. Further information and requirements are available in the browser and JRE notes referenced at the top of this page.

Regards,
Tim.

Posted by Tim Mervyn on January 21, 2013 at 09:22 AM PST #

Thank You

Oracle Applications patch 10 (11.5.10) plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10 CU2 or higher
Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6) (Patch 5903765) or higher.
Oracle Developer 6i patchset 19 (6.0.8.28.x) (See Document 125767.1).
MLR Patch 8888184 * or higher.
Please see 'Step 3: Download Additional Developer 6i Patches' of Document 125767.1 for the latest MLR patch requirement.

So we are going to follow above steps with their pre requisites. But no where in the metalinks 125767.1, 285218.1 and 290807.1 it is mentioned when to apply the MLR patch 8888184.

Our plan is to go like below ( I havent given steps which need to apply.Just giving the patch order)

6194129 - Develper 6i patch
9094950 fix for 8888184 and 14615390
14615390 - additional developer patch
3830807 - Linux interop patch
9935935 --Apps interop patch
8888184 --MLR patch
6863618 - JRE plug in EBS Interop patch.

Hope this patch order will work together with respective steps.

Thanks
Ajeesh

Posted by Ajeesh on January 25, 2013 at 03:31 AM PST #

Hi, Ajeesh,

Patch 8888184 is noted as a prerequisite patch. That means that you should apply it before anything else that states it as a prerequisite. The order you've listed looks fine.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 25, 2013 at 09:57 AM PST #

Hi Steve,

Thanks Again.

As part of this upgrade we are planning to download and install JRE 1.7.0_11 ( I think this is the latest) plug-in to our SERVER. But our user DESKTOP has JRE version of 1.6.0_xx and earlier only. Will the Oracle apps work on the user desktop client with a JRE version of 1.6.0_xx and earlier when we use JRE plug in 1.7.0_11 in our server?

Thanks
Ajeesh

Posted by Ajeesh on January 29, 2013 at 01:48 AM PST #

One more question.
In the verify your upgrade section(ID 125767.1) I could see the below lines

" If you have applied Developer 6i Patch 6 or above, verify that the PL/SQL version installed is 8.0.6.3.x. "

Our PL/SQL version is already 8.0.6.3.0. But we have not applied any of developer 6i patches listed in the document . :(

Also I am seeing this output as well when running
%ORACLE_HOME%\bin\ifcmp60.EXE help=y

Forms 6.0 (Form Compiler) Version 6.0.8.28.0 (Production).

Is it possible to get the above output even without applying any developer 6i patches listed in the document 125767.1 ? Should we need to still apply the patches listed in the document to use EBS in IE9 ? Please clarify.

Posted by Ajeesh on January 29, 2013 at 02:50 AM PST #

Hi, Ajeesh,

You must apply all of the documented Developer 6i prerequisites.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 29, 2013 at 09:51 AM PST #

Thanks Steve

Can you or someone else please answer my previous question also. We will be all set once we get this answer :)

As part of this upgrade we are planning to download and install JRE 1.7.0_11 ( I think this is the latest) plug-in to our SERVER. But our user DESKTOP has JRE version of 1.6.0_xx and earlier only. Will the Oracle apps work on the user desktop client with a JRE version of 1.6.0_xx and earlier when we use JRE plug in 1.7.0_11 in our server?

Thanks
Ajeesh

Posted by Ajeesh on January 29, 2013 at 08:12 PM PST #

Ajeesh,

I'd recommend reviewing our documentation above. When you deploy JRE 1.7 on your server, it will be delivered to all users if they're running an older JRE release.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 30, 2013 at 08:59 AM PST #

Hi Steve,
We have upgraded our 11.5.10.2 Oracle Apps to work in Windows 7 IE9 by following the metalinks 285218.1, 125767.1 and 290807.1. We are currently

running the applications in Windows XP, IE8 browser. We were using jinitiator to run the applications in Windows XP machine.
Our Current JRE versions in desktop clients are below.

Windows XP IE8 machines - 1.6.0_37 , 1.6.0_07, 1.5.0_22 and some earlier versions in 1.5, 1.4 and 1.3 families
Windows 7 IE9 platforms - 1.6.0_29

As part of the upgrade we had a step in the document 290807.1 as below
Step 1.2.1. Download the JRE Plug-in
Download the latest JRE 6 or JRE 7 update from the Java SE Downloads page.
Click the JRE Download button for the appropriate Java version
Click the Accept License Agreement button
Download the Windows x86 Offline (32-bit) or Windows x64 (64-bit) version as required
Step 2. Rename the JRE Plug-in and Place it on the Web Server
Step 2.1. Rename the JRE 6 Native Plug-in
Rename the downloaded JRE 6 Native Plug-in file to j2se<version>.exe
Step 2.2. Place the Renamed JRE Plug-in on the Web Application Tier
Move the renamed j2se<version>.exe file to the web application tier and place it in $[COMMON_TOP]/util/jinitiator.

Our application is running in LINUX server. For the above step we downloaded Windows x86 Offline (32-bit) of JRE plug - in 1.7.0_11 version and placed it on

the Web server. We DID NOT have any JRE of the family 1.7 in our both Windows XP and Windows 7 desktops.

After the upgrade when we opened the applications a java pop up came(in both windows XP and Windows 7) and asked us to install JRE 1.7.0_11 in our desktop

clients. After we installed this in desktop by following the pop up, applications worked successfully. But when we gave Cancel to install it didnt work. But in our

Organisation we are not supposed to install any JRE in our desktop clients until the entire oraganisation upgrades to a newer version. So please let us know how

to make the applications work without installing a newer version of JRE in DESKTOP clients. What could be the reason for apps to force for installation of JRE

version in desktop to match with one we installed in web server? Because we didnt have a JRE of the family 1.7 in our desktop prior to upgrade? or we installed

wrong JRE in web server( We installed Windows x86 Offline as per a reply from community thread although we run in Linux server) ? Kindly help us to resolve

this issue.

Thanks
Ajeesh

Posted by guest on February 05, 2013 at 02:01 AM PST #

Hi, Ajeesh,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 05, 2013 at 10:47 AM PST #

Hi Steve,

We have installed 1.7.0_13 in our web server and modified the class id section in appsweb.cfg files as per the solution given to the known issue for XP (Forms will not Launch on Windows XP after upgrade to JRE 1.6.0_32 and Higher" in note 290807.1). It is working fine in both Windows XP and Windows 7 without asking for a new JRE installation in desktop client.We dont have any JRE version in the family 1.7 ( We have 1.6.0_29 in Win 7 and 1.6.0_37 in XP) in Windows 7 or XP in desktop but solution works fine in both platforms.
Your articles are always helpful.

Thanks
Regards
Ajeesh

Posted by Ajeesh on February 08, 2013 at 10:25 PM PST #

Glad that worked for you, Ajeesh.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 11, 2013 at 08:52 AM PST #

IE 10 is now certified with E-Business Suite:

https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/internet_explorer_10_certified_with

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 09, 2013 at 09:55 AM PDT #

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