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Java Requirements

Java is a programming language and computing platform used for many applications and Web sites. DataSite requires Java installation and recommends a recent version of Java for optimal performance. A version of Java with the next-generation Java Plug-In is required.

DataSite supports Java version 7.51 or higher. Some organizations require using a version of Java 6. In these instances, DataSite supports Java version 6.45 or higher. Other versions of Java may be compatible with DataSite, but using a fully supported Java version is always recommended.

To test your version of Java, visit

Java is free to download. Follow the instructions on the Web page above to install or update your Java version.

The next-generation Java Plug-In is included with all versions of Java from Java 6 Update 10 on. For more information on the next-generation Java Plug-In, visit

If you experience Java crashes while you are using Internet Explorer 9 in Windows, you may need to change your Java settings or upgrade your Java version. See Browser Crashes for instructions about these changes.

Enabling Java

In addition to being installed, Java must be enabled in your Web browser.

To Enable Java:

Internet Explorer (Windows only)

  1. Click Tools > Internet options in the menu bar.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Click on the Internet icon.
  4. Click the Custom level... button.
  5. Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets (near the end of the Settings list).
  6. Select Enable.
  7. Click OK.


  1. Windows: Click Firefox> Add-ons in the menu bar.
    Mac: Click Firefox > Preferences
  2. Windows: Select the Plugins tab.
    Mac: Under Add-ons, click Manage Add-ons....
  3. Click the Plugins tab.
  4. Windows: Locate the row for Java (TM) Platform.
    Mac: Locate the row for Java Applet Plug-in.
  5. If the button in the row says Enable, click the button. If the button says Disable, Java is already enabled and no action is required.
  6. Close the window to save your changes.

Chrome (Windows only)

  1. Click the Customize or Wrench icon.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. At the bottom of the Settings window, click Show advanced settings....
  4. Click the Content settings... button in Privacy.
  5. Scroll down to Plug-ins.
  6. Select the Disable individual plug-ins... link.
  7. Locate the JavaScript section. Select Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended).
  8. Click Done to save your changes.


  1. Click Safari > Preferences in the menu bar.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Select Enable Java.
  4. Close the window to save your changes.