Browser plugins removal

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Article ID: 143614

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CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) AXIOMATICS POLICY SERVER CA Single Sign On Agents (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On Federation (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder) SITEMINDER

Issue/Introduction

 

We're running an AdminUI and we'd like to know if the following
browser plugins are required by SiteMinder ?

  JAVA applets
  Flash
  Silverlight
  Shockwave
  ActiveX

And if they are required, has Broadcom plans to migrate the console to
another web-native technology such as Javascript or HTML5 ?

 

Environment

 

AdminUI 12.8SP3 on RedHat 6;

 

Resolution

 

At first glance, there's no documented need of these plugins. You
should only notes about the browser version an the compatibility mode
needed for IE 11 :

  2.2 Operating System for CA Single Sign-On Administrative User Interface

    Browser support for the administrative User Interface

     a. Internet Explorer IE11 (in compatibility mode).
     b. Microsoft Edge
     c. Safari supported with Safari version 9.1.2
     d. Firefox - supported with latest versions, last tested with 59.
     e. Google Chrome supported with latest versions, last tested with 65

  https://ftpdocs.broadcom.com/phpdocs/7/5262/5262-12-8-platform-support-matrix.pdf

About version 12.0, unfortunatly there's no such indication.

  SCA SiteMinder 12.0 Platform Support Matrix
  https://ftpdocs.broadcom.com/phpdocs/7/5262/5262_12sp2_sp3_PSM.pdf

For version 12.5, the only mentions are about browser version :

  SiteMinder 12.5 Platform Support Matrix

    12. ADMINISTRATIVE UI

    2. Browser support for the administrative UI

      a. Internet Explorer     supported with IE8 or higher (IE9 is
  supported in    compatibility mode   )

      b. Firefox - supported with version 10.0.2 and higher

      c. Google Chrome     supported with version 17.0.063.56 or higher

  https://ftpdocs.broadcom.com/phpdocs/7/5262/5262_125_PSM.pdf

To see that the AdminUI has no dependencies on these plugins, just
test the latest AdminUI 12.8SP3 on Firefox, and remove previously all
plugins from Firefox. You'll see that the browser can work with the
AdminUI with out plugins nor extensions.