Java version 7 update 25
Following a recent Java release (7u25), users accessing Business Online have experienced a slight increase in the time taken to sign on to Business Online. The new Java version now ensures that before Java applets and Java Web Start applications are run, the signing certificate is checked to ensure that it has not been revoked. This online verification of a certificate is impacting the start-up performance of the web application. Clients with managed networks that have no access to the internet will see a significant delay in the start-up times of an application as Java attempts to verify the revocation of the certificate.
To avoid this delay a client can choose to disable the online revocation checking through their Java Control Panel by following the procedure outlined below.
Procedure to disable online revocation
- Access the Control Panel
- Click on the Java icon
- Once the Java control Panel Opens, click the “Advanced” tab
Scroll Down and select the “Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs)” option and click apply.
Please note that Standard Bank does not recommend the disabling of any native Java security features. Clients who may consider reverting from the default secure setting to the “Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs)” setting via the Java Control Panel applet (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jweb/jcp.html#advanced) do so at their own risk and are urged to proceed with caution and with assistance from their relevant technology support department.