The following are recommended Microsoft Internet Explorer settings for Oracle Applications.

1. Security Zones

There are four security zones in MSIE and Oracle recommends security setting at Medium. Which

zone is used is dependant how you are accessing your site (Internet or Local Intranet) and set up

within the zones themselves (Trusted sites & restricted sites).

InternetWeb sites not placed in other zonesMedium
Local intranetWeb sites on your organization's intranetMedium-Low
Trusted sitesWeb sites you trust not to damage your computerLow
Restricted sitesWeb sites that could potentially damage your computerHigh

1.1. The Trusted Sites zone is recommended with a 'Medium' Security Setting. Open the Security tab,

MSIE: Menu > Tools > Internet Options > Security tab > Trusted Sites icon > Sites




1.2. Uncheck the check box “Require server verification (https: () for all sites in this zone” .

1.3. Add the applications hostname and domain.

1.4. Click add (button) to add the link in the Trusted Websites.


2. JInitiator

JInitiator 1.3.1.x versions will download and install on any security setting except High, therefore the security setting should not need any adjustments at download and install time.


3. Page Refresh

When using Oracle Self-Service products to view the most current data the following settings need to be set in MSIE.

3.1. To set 'Page Refresh',

MSIE: Menu > Tools > Internet Options > General tab > Settings


3.2. The option 'Every visit to the page' should be checked.




4. Shared Desktop Security

I f a PC is shared by multiple users then encrypted pages should not be saved on the pc locally.

4.1. Open the Advanced tab of Internet Options,

MSIE: Menu > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Security


4.2. Check the box of 'Do not save encrypted pages to Disk'. Click OK to confirm changes.


 5. Auto complete in Internet Explorer

MSIE automatically displays the last entered values so for security reason it is better to disable this option.

5.1. Open Content tab,

MSIE: Menu > Tools > Internet Options > Content



5.2. Click Settings (button) of AutoComplete region and uncheck 'Forms' and 'User names and passwords on forms'. Click OK to confirm the changes.



6. HTTP 1.1/Keep Alive Settings

For Oracle Applications version 11.5.9 or later “HTTP 1.1/Keep Alive” should be enabled. 

6.1. Open the Advanced tab,

MSIE: Menu > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced


6.2.Under HTTP 1.1 Settings both options “Use HTTP 1.1” and “Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections” should bi checked.