SAS® 9.4 Support for Web Browsers and Plug-Ins

Please note that individual SAS products might have additional or different system requirements.

On client machines where users will access SAS user interfaces, install a recent version of your preferred web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome 42 or later, or Mozilla Firefox 31 or later.

The following are general browser requirements for the SAS platform.

Remote Browsing

SAS 9.4 Foundation offers a Remote Browsing feature to avoid adding browser overhead to the server. To use the SAS Remote Browsing feature, you must download the SAS Remote Browser Server from the Downloads page. Install it on a desktop machine running Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, or 64-bit Linux.

SAS recommends using a 64-bit browser for this feature. Recent versions of the following browsers are supported:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

The user interfaces of SAS applications support recent versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Unless their system requirements state otherwise, SAS applications support both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these browsers.

The minimum versions of the Firefox and Chrome browsers that are supported are:

  • Firefox 31
  • Chrome 42

The SAS Baseline and Higher Support Policy for these browsers includes both major and minor versions.

Firefox and Chrome are supported on Linux 64-bit (x86-64) and on all supported Windows platforms. A complete listing is available on the Supported Operating Systems page.

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

Starting with SAS 9.4 M1 (TS1M1), most SAS applications support Internet Explorer 11. Older versions of Internet Explorer are supported on a limited basis, as noted below. SAS applications support both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer.

Some SAS applications do not support Microsoft Edge. Applications that support Edge browsers include a statement of support in their System Requirements documentation.

Internet Explorer 9 is supported for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Internet Explorer 10 is supported for all the supported Windows platforms except for Windows 8.1.

Internet Explorer 11 is supported for all the supported Windows platforms.

Adobe Flash Player

Some SAS web applications use Adobe Flash Player to provide interactive functionality. Consult your SAS application’s System Requirements documentation to determine whether Adobe Flash is required. If it is required for use with your SAS software, install the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player on client machines in advance, or, when you access a SAS web application that uses Flash, your browser will prompt you to install it.

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