March 10 , 2014
NiagaraAX v3.7 Niagara 3.8 and up
NOTE Please consult the latest most up to date solution from the link below:
The Updater will do all of the steps in this document for you
You will need to find out what version of java you are running first to select the proper version of the updater.
Any users accessing a NiagaraAX v3.7 and up station with a web browser will need to follow this Product Update
Due to the security enhancements provided in NiagaraAX v3.8, Niagara now relies on Java Cryptography
standards for its browser interface. When connecting to a NiagaraAX v3.8 station in a browser for the first time,
a pop-up window shown in Figure1 below will warn you that the required Java Cryptography
Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Policy File is not installed.
The wbApplet will not load unless this is resolved.
A button titled “Redirect To Download Page” will take you directly to the download page.
Note: The instructions on the warning should be observed to prevent re-downloading the latest Java
The JCE Unlimited Strength Policy Files are not included in typical Java releases and need to
be installed separately.
When redirected to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads
users need to scroll to the bottom of the page to the Additional Resources
table shown below in Figure 2 to find the download for the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 7
underlined in RED
Click on the “Download”button circled in RED.
Direct link to the file here:
The license agreement shown below in Figure 3 must be accepted to enable the download link.
Click on the radial button titled “Accept License Agreement” and then click on the link titled
“UnlimitedJCEPolicyJDK7.zip” circled in RED to download the file to your desktop
Unzip the “UnlimitedJCEPolicyJDK7.zip” file and then copy the local_policy.jar and us_export_policy.jar
files shown in Figure 4 below.
Paste the files in the Security folder located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\lib\security
circled in RED in Figure 5
Note: The path can vary depending on where Java is installed. If you are unsure of the location of this
folder, open the Java Control Panel from the Windows Control Panel, click on the
Java tab, and the View button. The location of this folder is displayed in the
A “Copy File” pop- up warning window will appear shown in
Figure 6 below.
Choose to Copy and Replace both files, and restart your browser.
The installation of the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Policy File is complete.
Alternatively, we have made available a file install updater that can automatically update the files for you.
You can download the file below.
TEST YOUR JAVA VERSION(S)
If you need to test you PC to find out what version of JAVA you have .
Please use this link: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
NOTE: DO NOT uninstall version 7.x as it is required , even if you have a more recent version like 8.x
Please download the Tech_Tip Browser PDF document at the bottom for detailed instructions