Enterprise Applications at UVa
Browsers and Pop-Up Blockers
Integrated System Features and Pop-Up Blocking
Do you have trouble accessing functionality or Help within the Integrated System (including SIS)? It could be due to popup blockers.
Though pop-up blockers and heightened Internet security are necessary precautions for most Web browsing, some features of the Integrated System (including the Student Information System - SIS) will not work properly without the configuration recommended below.
To ensure that every aspect of the Integrated System will work, use only supported Web browsers.
Modifying built-in pop-up blocker settings
- Open the Tools tab along the top of the browser and click on Internet Options.
- Click Pop-up blocker settings.
- Under the field Address or website to allow add *.virginia.edu and click Add.
- Update to the recommended Firefox ESR version.
- On the toolbar along the top of the screen, click Tools then scroll down to Options.
- Click the Content icon on the top of the new window.
- Beside where you see “Block pop-up windows,” click on the Exceptions tab.
- Add .virginia.edu where it says Address of web site and click the Allow tab.
- The instructions are the same as the PC version, but to reach the popup blocker options, click the Firefox menu and select Preferences.
- Go to Safari in the toolbar along the top of the screen and click on Preferences.
- Click on Security and uncheck Block Pop-up Windows.
At this time, Safari does not have an exception setting to selectively allow popups from certain trusted sites like the UVa Integrated System. If you’d like to re-enable popup blocking after using the Integrated System, please follow the steps above but check the box Block Pop-up windows.
Third Party Popup Blockers
Enterprise Applications recommends you do not use third party toolbars (Google, Yahoo, etc.) and pop-up blockers. You should remove them for maximum compatibility with the Integrated System. If you must keep the toolbar or pop-up blocker, you will have to set them to trusted websites in the *.virginia.edu subnet. This is an easy step to miss and causes a majority of issues reported by users.
Using a Non-IE Browser
If you use a browser other than IE or have a concern about using the Local Intranet Security Zone, at a minimum please add the following address to your “Allow Sites” and/or trusted sites under your pop-up blocker: *.virginia.edu/
Note that although most Integrated System functionality will work with other browsers (with pop-ups enabled), the Help system embedded in the Integrated System is only fully functional in IE.