Users are unable to edit files in Filr via the web interface due to expired Java applets

  • 7017776
  • 24-Jun-2016
  • 22-Jul-2016

Environment

Novell Filr 2.0
Novell Filr 1.2

Situation

The Java applets which facilitate the use of the 'drag-and-drop file upload' and 'edit-in-place' features in the Filr Web interface, expired on June 4, 2016.

As a result, end users may experience one of the following issues:
a. Unable to add files via the drag-and-drop file upload (for browsers that do not support HTML5 file uploads)
b. Unable to edit files via the Edit this file option in the Web interface

Resolution

These applets have been updated to renew the validity until August 1, 2018 via this patch. A fix for this issue is available in the Filr 2.0 Security Update 2 and Filr 1.2 Security Update 3, available via the Novell Patch Finder.

Note: Clearing the Java cache may be needed, see here for how to clear the Java cache on a client machine.

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