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Dear New Business Online user

Following a recent Java release (7u25), users accessing new Business Online have experienced a slight increase in the time taken to sign on to new 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 being revoked. This online verification of whether a certificate has been revoked or not, is impacting on the startup performance of the web application. Clients with managed networks that have no access to the internet will see a significant delay in the startup times of an application as Java attempts 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.

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.

Background
Before signed Java applets and Java Web Start applications are run, the signing certificate is checked to ensure that it has not been revoked.
Due to the above, revocation checking will have a slight impact on startup performance for applets and web start applications.
Enterprises with managed networks and without access to the internet (resulting in no access to the revocation services provided by Certificate Authorities) will see a significant delay in startup times. To avoid such delay, they may choose to disable online revocation checking through the Java Control Panel

Procedure to disable online revocation
Access the Control Panel and Click 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.