Java 8 for Mac Using Safari

How to Update to Java 8 on a Mac
* For Use with Safari 11 or Earlier*

* Please note that we do not support versions of Java beyond Java 8, Update 121. *
* Please note that Safari 12 or later will not work with Banner ERP. *

1)  Find out which version of Java you have.  Note:  Not all Macs have Java installed on them.  If you don't see a Java icon in your "System Preferences" panel, go to step 4.

  • Click on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
  • Click on System Preferences.
  • Click on the Java icon (in the bottom row of icons below):
  • When the Java Control Panel opens, click on the General tab, then on the About button to determine the version and update of Java you currently have (e.g. Java 7, Update 71.)

2)  If you have Java 8, Update 121, go to step 5.

       3)  If you have a version other than Java 8, Update 121 use these instructions to uninstall it. 

 4)  Using Safari, log into MyWellesley.  Then download Java 8 by clicking here.               

  • Double-click on the "golden box" icon and follow Apple's instructions to install Java:
  • If you see, "Java 8 Update 121 is an application downloaded from the Internet.  Are you sure you want to open it?", click Open.
  • Follow the prompts to install Java.
  • If a "Verify Java Version" window appears, close it

5)  Change several Java settings on the Java Control Panel. 

  • Click on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
  • Click on System Preferences.
  • Click on the Java icon (go back to Step 1 if you'd like to see a screen shot of the Java icon).
  • Once the Java Control Panel appears, click on the Update tab.  
  • Uncheck "Check for updates automatically", then click on Do Not Check.  
  • Click on Apply, enter your local computer password, then click on OK.
  • Click on the Security tab.  
  • Change the security level to High.
  • Click on the Edit Site List button and add the following sites (do not click on the links below; simply copy and paste the text from the links below into the site list):
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
    • In the "Java Console" section, select Do not start console.
    • In the "Mixed code (sandboxed vs. trusted) security verification" section, select Enable - hide warning and run with protections.
    • In the "Advanced Security Settings" section, be sure only the items below are checked.  Then click Apply.
  • Click Apply, then OK.
  • Close the Java Control Panel.

6)  Log out of MyWellesley.

7)  Close Safari, then reopen it in order to refresh it.  

8)  Log back into MyWellesley.  

 9)  Banner ERP users only:  Open Banner ERP. 

  • If you see a message that says, "Java out-of-date", click on the "Java out-of-date" portion of the message button, not the arrow.
  • If you see a message that says, "Click to use Java", click on the "Click to use Java" portion of the message button, not the arrow.
  • If you're asked, "Would you like to use Java on ""?", click on Use Every Time.
  • If you see a message that says your Java version is out of date, check "Do not ask again until the next update is available" and click on Later.
  • If you see an "Activate Java Applet" link, click on the link:
  • If you're asked to allow to run "Java Applet", click Allow and remember.
  • If you're asked, "Do you want to run this application (OracleForms)?", click on "I accept the risk and want to run this application", then click Run.
  • If you're asked, "Block potentially unsafe components from being run?", click Don't Block.
  • If you're asked if you want to run this application, click Run.
  • At this point, you should be able to log into Banner ERP.  If you are unable to do so, please call the Help Desk at x3333.