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Enablement test fails for Chrome browser under Rational Functional Tester

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to enable the chrome browser for a test results in Java Plug-in failure under IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT).


Warning Message:

"Java(TM) was blocked because it is out of date" with option "update plug-in" and "Run this time"
"Java plug-in is needed your permission to run" with option "Run this time" and "Always run on this website"


Java plug-in is not correctly enabled for the respective browser.

Resolving the problem

There are two possible solutions for this issue:

Solution 1:

Add the following commands in Chrome shortcut properties:

 C:\Users\IBM_ADMIN\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -allow-outdated-plugins --allow-file-access-from-files -always-authorize-plugins

Solution 2:

  1. Add the chrome executable in Application configuration Tool under RFT.
  2. Add the following command line parameters as Arguments under Application configuration Tool.

    --allow-outdated-plugins --allow-file-access-from-files -always-authorize-plugins application url


    --allow-outdated-plugins --allow-file-access-from-files -always-authorize-plugins

Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester
Test Environments

Software version: 8.3,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1639796

Modified date: 18 October 2013