PCs used to access Federal Reserve Bank Services via the FedLine Advantage access solution must comply with minimum hardware and software requirements outlined below.
1. The 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows® 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is strongly recommended. Support is also provided for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.
2. Any PC used to access a FedLine access solution must meet the hardware requirements established by Microsoft for the selected operating system. Please note that the Federal Reserve Banks do not provide support for thin-client environments.
Other hardware requirements include:
See the FedLine Advantage setup page for information on moving your hardware.
3. Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 9.0 is strongly recommended. Support is also provided for Internet Explorer versions 7.0 and 8.0.
Recommended Browser Settings:
To allow the download of files and turn off the pop-up blocker technology in newer versions of Internet Explorer, we recommend that you designate Federal Reserve Bank sites as trusted sites within Internet Explorer. To do this, follow the directions in the setup guide associated with your organization's version of Internet Explorer:
Further instructions on browser settings for FedLine Advantage are provided in the FedLine Advantage setup materials. If Subscribers at your institution will also be accessing services via the FedLine Web access solution, please review the FedLine Web® Hardware and Software requirements.
4. Your browser must be configured with the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) browser plug-in.
This component is available at no charge directly from Oracle. (Off-site Link)
Note: Oracle regularly updates its Java product line.
5. The following software is required for FedLine Advantage Subscribers:
6. The following network access is required for FedLine Advantage Subscribers:
TCP/IP communications protocol utilizing port 80 (World Wide Web HTTP) and port 443 (HTTP protocol over TSL/SSL). The Federal Reserve Banks cannot provide any setup or configuration assistance to troubleshoot network access issues when using non-Federal Reserve Bank designated or provided equipment. This includes firewall and router configuration problems.
7. The following certificates must be present in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store to support SSL communications:
Please see the Entrust Certificates Update Guide (PDF) for instructions on updating and verifying your Entrust Certificates.
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