How To: Update Java for Banner access on a Mac

Updating the Java security settings will provide uninterrupted access to Internet Native Banner (INB) applications. This includes all of the core business services: Banner Advancement, Banner Finance, Banner HR, Banner Student and Enterprise Reporting Services.

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Click on “System Preferences” in your dock or the Apple logo in the top left of the menu bar.


Within System Preferences, click on “Java” at the bottom.


Select the Security tab in the window that comes up, and click “Edit Site List…”


In the new window, click “Add” and in the space that appears under Location with an example URL, type:


Click “OK.” Back on the main Security screen the exception site will now be in the list. Click “Restore Security Prompts.”


In the confirmation window, click “Restore All.”


Click “OK” on the main page to finish and exit.

When you are done, ITS recommends that you clear the cache in the browser you use to access your INB systems.


If you are using Chrome to access INB applications, ITS also recommends following the directions here to ensure that necessary plugins are enabled.

If you have any questions or issues during this update process, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or

Updated July 2015