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Flash player kill switch and Flash player Plugin in IE browser and IE mode option after January 12

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Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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Please help us understand the differences between direct usage of flash player in internet vs intranet vs using as browser plugin and blocking after jabuary 12 th

As our team is reading the following artciles , we need help clarifications.

We really appreciate any level of help and guidance urgently 

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/160752/ie-mode-flash-end-of-support.html

I'm still not fully understanding what's happening with Edge at the end of the year. It will be disabled by default at the end of the year but can run it in IE Mode until the summer of 2021? Is that correct? Is there steps we can do to recreate what will be happening?

 

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/09/04/update-adobe-flash-end-support/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-to-block-flash-content-from-running-on-january-12-2021/

 

Skipping this last Flash update won't remove this "time bomb," however.

Adobe told ZDNet that the killswitch code was added months before in previous releases and that this last Flash update only modifies the language used in the prompt that will ask users to uninstall the app.

What's the latest version of Flash?

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/12/10/flash-shut-down-will-cripple-millions-of-websit...

 

 

Adobe fitted a so-called ‘kill switch’ in an earlier update of the software, which means it will be able to prevent Flash content from running, even if people continue to leave the Flash Player installed on their computers.

 

The only alternatives are to dig out a very old version of the Player, which comes with security risks, or use a third-party player, which Adobe also warns could compromise security.

 

https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/enterprise-services-and-applications/adobe-removes-fla...

 

 

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Adobe Employee , Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021
I don't want to speak on behalf of Microsoft about their timelines or agenda.  If their documentation isn't clear, please reach out to them for clarification. After the 12th, Flash Player will only load content from URI that you've specified using AllowListUrlPattern directives in mms.cfg.  Flash Player will not load content from the open web after this date (i.e. you can't just specify http://*).  The intent is to allow you to keep important legacy applications running in enterprise where rem...

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I don't want to speak on behalf of Microsoft about their timelines or agenda.  If their documentation isn't clear, please reach out to them for clarification.

 

After the 12th, Flash Player will only load content from URI that you've specified using AllowListUrlPattern directives in mms.cfg.  Flash Player will not load content from the open web after this date (i.e. you can't just specify http://*).  The intent is to allow you to keep important legacy applications running in enterprise where removing Flash dependencies isn't feasible. 

 

You can simulate the end-state now, by setting your clock ahead to Jan 13 2021.  

 

We would strongly advise against using an old, or unmaintained version of Flash Player.  If you must use Flash Player in your organization moving forward, our support partner HARMAN offers maintained copies of Flash Player (they get security and maintenance patches) that you can license.

 

Please see the following FAQ for more authoritative information and your options: 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

 

The Enterprise Enablement section of the Flash Player Administrator's Guide will also be useful: 

https://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide.html

 

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Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

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Thank you for the answer and guidance. Appreciate your help and the forum.

-Udaya

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If you are looking for an alternative other than the old flash player there are several options. I suggest looking into Ruffle.rs

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Thank you for the addtional sugestion as alternative. We will add to our analysis as an alternate solution

-Udaya

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