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Java Workaround

In January 2014, Oracle released Java 7 Update 51 with increased security checks. These checks effectively disabled the orbit applet used on the NEO website for some people. There also have been reports that this Java update affected Yahoo Games, Ebay and Paypal Shipping Label, USAA, and Etrade Marketcaster. If our orbit applet is no longer working for you, then the workaround is to add http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov and http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov to the Java Exception List.

Steps to Add URL to the Java Exception Site list:

  • Go to the Java Control Panel
    -On Windows, Click Start and then Configure Java
    -On Macintosh, Go to Systems Preferences and click on the Java button
  • Click on the Security tab
  • Click on the Edit Site List button
  • Click the Add in the Exception Site List window

  • Click in the empty field under Location field to enter the following URL:
    http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov
  • Click OK to save the URL that you entered.
  • Click Continue on the Security Warning dialog
  • Click the Add (again) in the Exception Site List window
  • Click in the empty field under Location field to enter the following URL:
    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov
  • Click Continue on the Security Warning dialog
  • Restart your web browser
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