In this article we will explain which Mozilla Firefox Browser & Java Version is require for EPFO Unified Portal while using digital signatures on EPFO website. Those who face any problem while using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) on https://www.epfindia.gov.in site can follow below mentioned instructions/settings to verify details of epf member like KYC details/ online reporting/ online name change. requests, etc. Mozilla Firefox can be the browser where one can easily use DSC without any errors.
You will show the following massage if you are using Google Chrome because Google chrome has no longer supports java. You may choose to either use Esign for digital signing or any browser version with java support for DSC.
Google Chrome and might be unable to use the Java plugin from this browser. Starting with Version 42 (released April 2015), Chrome has disabled the standard way in which browsers support plugins “
Mozilla Firefox for EPFO Unified Portal
Firefox not provides NPAPI support (technology required for Java applets) As of September, 2018. So that we have to download and install Older version of Firefox which support java.
So, you can use Mozilla Firefox older version. Version Should Be below Update Mozilla Firefox 48.0.1 or Update Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1, You can download it form Here Download Mozilla Firefox (32bit) 38.0.1
Step to Preventing automatic Update of Mozilla Firefox
After installation open the Mozilla Firefox Then Click on Open Menu, Three Lines below to Browser close Button then Click on Options
A window will open. Click on the Advanced option and go to the Update option. Finally select Never check for updates (not recommended: security) and click OK.
Java version for EPFO Unified Portal
If you are looking for the required Java version for EPFO Unified Portal, the answer is that any latest Java we can use but you should have to remember that if you are using Mozilla Firefox 64 bit version than Java should be 64 bit and it should be applicable for 32 Bit version, so download the latest version of 32 bit java form official oracle site.
As per my Setting I Recommend you to use only Java Runtime Environment 8 Update 171. Download JRE 8 Update 171 and install with Mozilla Firefox 38.0.1 Update, it will definitely work for DSC in EPFO Unified Portal.
Check Java Plugin in Mozilla Firefox
you should ensure that your java plugin is showing in Mozilla Firefox plugin section. you can use this step to ensure. Click on Open Menu, Three Lines below to Browser close Button then Click on Add-ons.
Click on Plugins and ensure Java Deployment Toolkit and Java (TM) Platform SE is showing in browser.
If You still getting any type to java error just close your Firefox browser and window start menu then search for “java configure” then move to security tab and click on add site and add this link “https://unifiedportal-emp.epfindia.gov.in/epfo/” and click on OK. And try again.