The Java applet web-based user interface interface to the UNSW Data Archive is supported in the Safari and Firefox web browsers. Please refer to the portion of this page for the browser you use:

Setting up your Firefox browser to use the UNSW Data Archive with the Java applet web-based user interface involves a number of steps. Please follow the steps set out below to have Firefox ready to use Java and that the dti (Desktop Integration) agent, within Mediaflux Desktop (the program which hosts the Data Archive), is active.

Setting up Firefox to use Java:

1. Java needs to be installed on your computer. Either:

  • contact your local IT Support or the UNSW IT Service Centre (9385 1333) to install the Java application and/or the Firefox browser when using a SOE (Standard Operating Environment) workstation, or
  • if you have administrator rights on your PC, you can download and install the Java application and/or the Firefox browser yourself.

    Note: linux PCs must use Oracle's Java.

 

2. Confirm you have Java working with your Firefox browser

  • Open Firefox and go to your Add-ons:
     

 

  • Click on Plugins and locate Java:
     

 

  • Set Java to Always Activate:
     

 Note: If the 64 Bit (default) version of Java does not work with your Firefox browser try downloading the Windows Offline or the 32 Bit version of the Java installer

 

Setting up Safari to use Java:

1. Java needs to be installed on your computer. Either:

  • contact your local IT Support or the UNSW IT Service Centre (9385 1333) to install the Java application when using a SOE (Standard Operating Environment) workstation, or
  • if you have administrator rights on your PC, you can download and install the Java application yourself.

 

2. Navigate to the Java applet web-based user interface. A popup will appear as below. Click "Trust" in this popup.

 

3. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Safari, then Preferences. 

 

4. Click Security in the preferences window, then Website Settings next to Allow Plugins.

 

5. Click on Java in the left panel. In the dropdown next to rds.unsw.edu.au, click "Run in Unsafe Mode". This will allow the applet to copy files from your computer's attached drives. Click Trust in the popup window.

 

6. Click 'done' then close the preferences window and refresh the Java applet web-based user interface page. Java should now load successfully, if it worked you will see "dti: Active" in the status bar at the top right of the website. 

Note: Java is not required when you use the Web application. For further information on using the Web application see the Web application guide.

 

Help and further information:

  • To learn more about the Data Archive:
  • To access the Data Archive Web application, use this link, or, go to the Home page for other access options
  • To access the Data Archive using the Java applet web-based user interface, use this link. For more information, see the Java applet guide
  • To create, or update, a Research Data Management Plan go to the ResData service
  • Note: the Data Archive service is also available over SFTP, see the SFTP client guide for more information