Monday, February 27, 2017
If you use Firefox to access administrative screens in the university’s e-Business suite - https://ebiz.ohio.edu - you may need to switch to a different, supported browser in the near future.
Mozilla.org, the consortium that maintains Firefox, has announced that they will be dropping support for a plugin that some features of e-Business require to run properly. This change could happen as soon as Mar. 7, 2017.
My Personal Information users are not affected.
This change is only relevant to e-Biz users who access Java forms. If any of the features you use in e-Biz or FMS View Only have a grid shaped icon, then you will need to follow the instructions below.
If you currently use Firefox for e-Biz, we recommend that you switch to using Internet Explorer 11 (on Windows) or Safari (on Mac). You also can replace your current version of Firefox with Firefox ESR. Switching to Internet Explorer or Safari is the easiest solution, since you don't have to install or remove anything.
Internet Explorer 11 comes pre-installed with Windows, and Safari with Mac OS. Both browsers are fully supported for e-Biz.
If you are a Windows 10 user, keep in mind that the icon for Microsoft Edge looks similar to the icon for Internet Explorer. An easy way to find Internet Explorer in Windows 10 is to open your Start Menu and type the name “Internet Explorer.” On Mac OS, Safari can be found in your Applications folder.
If you prefer to use Firefox and are okay with replacing your current version of that browser, you can follow the steps below.
Download the appropriate Firefox ESR installer for your computer from the Mozilla Firefox ESR web page, open it, and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
If you have any questions, contact the IT Service Desk.