Configure Java to Use WebNow

Introduction

Faculty advisors may need to access WebNow in order to view a student's college application, application essay, and secondary school (and transfer) transcripts. 

WebNow is Java-based. You need to configure the Java control panel on your computer in order to access WebNow.

Instructions

Instructions: 

Configure Java to access the WebNow application on the ImageNow server.

Macintosh

The screen images below are from a Windows system. The Macintosh screens are practically identical.

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
  2. From the Other (bottom) row, double-click on the Java pane, which brings up the Java Control Panel. If you don't have a Java pane, you need to install Java on your computer.
  3. On the Java Control Panel, click the Security tab. See the section Jave Update Necessary below if your Security tab does not look like this screen capture:
    Screen capture of Windows Java Control Panel
  4. Click the Edit Site List button, then click Add.
  5. Click in the Location box and enter https://imagenow.amherst.edu
    Screen capture of Exception Site List window
  6. Click OK to return to the control panel, where you can now see the imagenow address in the Exception Site List. Click OK again to exit the control panel.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel from the Start menu. 
  2. If View by: (upper right) is set to Category, change it to Large icons or Small icons.
  3. Open the Java control panel. It may be labelled Java (32-bit). If you don't have a Java control panel, you need to install Java on your computer.
  4. On the Java Control Panel, click the Security tab. See the section Jave Update Necessary below if your Security tab does not look like this screen capture:
    Screen capture of Java Control Panel
  5. Click the Edit Site List button, then click Add.
  6. Click in the Location box and enter https://imagenow.amherst.edu
    Screen capture of Exception Site List window
  7. Click OK to return to the control panel, where you can now see the imagenow address in the Exception Site List. Click OK again to exit the control panel.

Java Update Necessary

If the Security tab of your Java control panel looks like the following, you need to upgrade your version of Java before you can use WebNow.

Screen capture of older version of Java security tab

Once you upgrade, you will have to return to these instructions for details about how to configure Java.

Macintosh: How to Update Java

Windows: How to Update Java

Additional Information

Additional Information: 

Once you've configured Java, learn how to access advisee information using WebNow.

Service Categories

Service Categories: 
ACData

Audience

Audience: 
Faculty
Staff

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