While YMMV - the following might help to get the portal.connect.cps.edu to work on your Mac

Tested as working on 04/20/17 by Adam


  • If you have Java version higher than 8.101 you'll need to uninstall the newer version using these commands:  

    sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
    sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
    sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane
    sudo rm -fr ~/Library/Application\ Support/Java

    Reference:  https://java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml

  • You'll, unfortunately, need to consider turn off the options to run updates when prompted using the "Later"  and  "Skip"
  • You still need to choose Run and Allow when prompted 

Known issues:

  • Java version 8.131 results in Java not loading on the portal.connect.cps.edu page
  • Firefox non ESR versions started blocking Java in March 2017
  • This won't allow access to the Native Apps that require the full VPN client - simply the proxy links