Java is software that must reside on all Windows and Macintosh machines that use a web browser to access Banner ( Java runs automatically with your web browser and connects Windows and Mac-based clients and Oracle Application Forms. At UM the current Java version used on the Banner servers is Java 7 Update 67. Banner users should run this version to ensure access.  Remove all versions of Java and the next time you open Banner the correct version of Java will download.  Please contact your departmental IT administrator for assistance if necessary.


The minimum required version of Java from Banner servers is generally updated quarterly.  It is possible for a newer version of Java to be released mid-quarter.  You can safely upgrade your Java to that new version if you administer your desktop, but the minimum enforced version will not change until quarterly maintenance.  Java 7 Update 66 is the minimum required version.


Mac users must run Java 7 Update 66 to ensure Banner functionality. Follow these steps. Please contact your departmental IT administrator or IT Central (243-HELP) if you need assistance. 

  • Uninstall any previous versions of Java.
  • Login to Banner to download the correct Java version.