How do I upgrade the version of java for Banner on my Mac?
In order to certify Banner INB on a Windows 7 platform it is necessary to upgrade the version of Java used by Banner INB to version 1.6+. This upgrade also impacts the version of Java used on a Macintosh and therefore involves configuration on Macintosh client machines. The steps to configure Banner INB with Java 1.6+ on the client machine are listed below.

  • Note: This configuration is a one-time event. Once these steps have been completed as part of the initial configuration any subsequent logins to Banner INB will require simply logging into 1600grand, navigating to the Employment/My Job tab, and selecting the appropriate Banner menu item.


  1. Login to 1600grand
  2. Navigate to the Employment/My Job tab
  3. Expand the MyBanner directory in the My Banner channel
  4. Click on General Menu


  5. A security dialogue is displayed stating that an applet is requesting access to your computer. Check the box Allow all applets from <server> with this signature and click Allow.


  6. The Banner INB login dialogue is displayed. Enter your network username and password, click Connect.


  7. A security dialogue is displayed stating that an applet is requesting access to your computer. Check the box Allow all applets from <server> with this signature and click Allow.


  8. The Banner INB application will be presented and ready for use.


  • Note: If you have any questions regarding this upgrade or encounter any problems while attempting to access Banner INB please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu or via phone at x6525.