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FedLine Advantage® Hardware and Software Requirements

Personal computers (PCs) used to access Federal Reserve Bank Services via the FedLine Advantage Solution must comply with the minimum hardware and software requirements outlined below.

  1. Microsoft® Windows® 10 is strongly recommended. Support is also provided for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  2. Microsoft Internet Explorer® 11 is required for accessing FedLine Advantage. Other browsers (e.g., Microsoft Edge, Google ChromeTM, Mozilla® Firefox®) and other versions of Internet Explorer are not supported for use with FedLine Advantage.
    Notes:
    • Certain services may require the use of Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 11 in order for some pages to display properly.
    • Subscribers who are issued FedLine® security tokens must have the latest version of the Federal Reserve Bank-supplied FedLine security token client software installed. More information on FedLine security tokens can be found in our FedLine Security Token FAQs.
    If your organization's Subscribers will also be accessing services via the FedLine Web Solution, please review the FedLine Web® Hardware and Software requirements.
  3. Any PC used to access a FedLine Solution must meet the hardware requirements established by Microsoft for the selected operating system. Please note that the Federal Reserve Banks do not provide support for thin-client environments.
    Other hardware requirements include:
    • USB 2.0 compliant port
    • Ethernet network adapter
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • Microsoft Windows-compatible printer
    See the FedLine Advantage Setup page for information on moving your hardware.
  4. Your browser must be configured with the latest version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) browser plug-in.
    This component is available at no charge directly from Oracle (Off-site).
    Note: Oracle regularly updates its Java product line.
  5. The following software is required for FedLine Advantage Subscribers:
    • Adobe® Acrobat® or Adobe Reader® 10.0 or higher
    • Adobe Flash® 11 or higher
    • Anti-virus software
    • Personal firewall software
    • Federal Reserve Bank-supplied FedLine Advantage Connection Utility software
    • Federal Reserve Bank-supplied USB token hardware and token client software
  6. The following network access is required for FedLine Advantage Subscribers:
    Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP) communications protocol utilizing port 80 (World Wide Web HTTP) and port 443 (HTTP protocol over Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer). The Federal Reserve Banks cannot provide any setup or configuration assistance to troubleshoot network access issues when using non-Federal Reserve Bank designated or provided equipment. This includes firewall and router configuration problems.
  7. The following certificates must be present in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store to support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications:
    • Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048), Expiration Year 2029
    • Entrust Root Certification Authority - G2, Expiration Year 2030
    Please see the Entrust Certificates Update Guide (PDF) for instructions on updating and verifying your Entrust Certificates.

Learn about the benefits of having a secondary Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Watch our video to learn how a secondary FedLine Advantage Virtual Private Network (VPN) device helped provide uninterrupted access to the FedLine Advantage Solution during an Internet Service Provider (ISP) outage.

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