2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2017 6:01 AM by oil81

    Latest version of Flash not working with local content.  Can you confirm?

    edouardd26276492 Level 1

      Since the latest version of Flash was released last week, we can no longer launch and run SCORM packages off a computer's hard drive.

       

      This applies to Safari, IE, Firefox and Chrome.

       

      The programs do run off the web when accessing the program from an LMS but do not work when accessing them off the computer's hard drive.

       

      We have tried to run the programs from a variety of Macs and PCs

       

      Judging by the large number of similar queries on this forum it seems to indicate that the latest release is at fault.

       

      Can Adobe confirm that there is a bug or coding error in the latest version of Flash they released last week?

       

      And when will Adobe provide a fix for this?

       

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        • 1. Re: Latest version of Flash not working.  Can you confirm?
          chris.campbell Adobe Employee

          Hello, I suspect this is due to changes made in Flash Player 23 for local-with-filesystem access.  Please see this section of our release notes and let us know if it helps.

           

          Disabling local-with-filesystem access in Flash Player by default

          Beginning with Flash Player 23, local-with-network permissions will now be applied to all local SWF content, regardless of the preference chosen at compile time.

           

          Background:
          When playing Flash (SWF) content from local filesystem, developers have historically been able to configure content to exclusively read from the filesystem, or communicate to the network. When this functionality was introduced over a decade ago, it enabled an interesting array of use-cases ranging from simple games to interactive kiosks. In context of modern web security, we believe that it is time to retire local filesystem functionality in the browser plugin. At the same time, Adobe AIR has been established as a robust, mature solution for delivering ActionScript-based content as a standalone application.

           

          The vast majority of Flash Player users and content will be unaffected by this change. This change only impacts Flash content played from the local filesystem, using the browser. Flash content hosted on the internet and local webservers, as well as the Standalone Flash Player remains unaffected.If you are a user who requires this functionality, these files can be added to the list of Trusted Locations in Flash Player.

           

          Workarounds for Legacy Content:
          We highly recommend that you only circumvent these controls to enable content from sources that they trust.

           

          For Individuals:

          For Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari:

          On the affected system, go to the Flash Player Settings Manager:

          • Mac: System Preferences > Flash Player

          • Windows: Control Panel > Flash Player

          Select the Advanced tab

          In the Developer Tools section, click the Trusted Location Settings button

          Click the "Add..." button and add relevant files and folders to the list

           

          For Google Chrome (and similar PPAPI browsers):

          Navigate to the Settings Manager page

          Choose Edit Locations > Add Locations from the popup list

          In the text field that appears, type or paste the file/folder path that you'd like to trust

          Click the "Confirm" button

           

          Note: Please be aware that the "Browse for files" and "Browse for folder" buttons do not function properly. You must manually type or copy/paste your path into the text field above the buttons to add the file or folder to the trusted list.

           

          For System Administrators:
          The legacy behavior can be restored by applying the EnableInsecureLocalWithFileSystem=1 flag to mms.cfg.

          • 2. Re: Latest version of Flash not working with local content.  Can you confirm?
            oil81 Level 1

            Tnx chris.campbell.

            One question, this setting (EnableInsecureLocalWithFileSystem=1) or/and exclusion list also work with DFS and mapped UNC path?

            Tnx