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).
|Internet||Web sites not placed in other zones||Medium|
|Local intranet||Web sites on your organization’s intranet||Medium-Low|
|Trusted sites||Web sites you trust not to damage your computer||Low|
|Restricted sites||Web sites that could potentially damage your computer||High|
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.
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.