FedLine Advantage® Hardware and Software Requirements
Personal computers (PCs) used to access Federal Reserve Bank Services via the FedLine Advantage Solution must comply with the minimum hardware and software requirements outlined below.
- Microsoft® Windows® 10 is strongly recommended. Support is also provided for Windows 8.1.
- Microsoft Edge® and Google ChromeTM are supported for accessing FedLine Advantage. Other browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer®, Mozilla® Firefox®, Safari, Opera) are not supported for use with FedLine Advantage.
- Effective October 31, 2021, the Federal Reserve Banks no longer support Internet Explorer 11 for use with the FedLine Advantage Solution.
- Only versions of Microsoft Edge powered by the Chromium engine are supported. Microsoft Edge Legacy is not supported.
- Subscribers must have the latest versions of the Federal Reserve Bank-supplied FedLine security token client software and FedLine Advantage Connection Utility installed. More information on FedLine security tokens can be found in our FedLine Security Token FAQs.
- Any PC used to access a FedLine 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:
- USB 2.0 compliant port
- Ethernet network adapter
- Microsoft Windows-compatible printer
- The following software is required for FedLine Advantage Subscribers:
- Adobe® Acrobat® or Adobe Reader® 10.0 or higher
- Anti-virus software
- Personal firewall software
- Federal Reserve Bank-supplied FedLine Advantage Connection Utility software
- Federal Reserve Bank-supplied USB token hardware and token client software
- The following network access is required for FedLine Advantage Subscribers:
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP) communications protocol utilizing port 80 (World Wide Web HTTP) and port 443 (HTTP protocol over Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer). 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.
- The following certificate must be present in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store to support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications:
- Entrust Root Certification Authority - G2, Expiration Year 2030
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