Since Alma is a fully browser-based system, using the product on multiple devices is possible due to its responsive design. For the optimized experience, desktops, laptops, and tablets are recommended.
The Alma user interface is designed to work with the following screen resolutions and monitors:
- The minimum recommended monitor size is 17”. The preferable monitor size is 19”.
- The minimum required view port is 1024x768. The recommended view port is 1280x800.
Alma is mostly responsive but not optimized to be used on smartphones.
Cookies and Their Purpose
Load balancer cookie to maintain persistency between the LB and our application.
Beamer is a 3rd party service that provides users with relevant announcements according to their roles. The user id is hashed, and no additional private information is transferred. https://www.getbeamer.com/
|Holds the authentication method, either SAML/CAS used for determine session timeout
Used to enable direct links when redirecting to login.
Used to persist the institution code for the login and session validation process.
JSESSIONID is a cookie generated by our container (Tomcat), used for session management of our WEB application.
|The product the user is logged in. For example Alma or Esploro.
Used to send aggregative statistics on page access. No PII is collected or sent.
Session start time, used for managing session expiry.
Session end time, used for managing session expiry.
|Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
Starting from the March 2021 release, Alma no longer supports the Internet Explorer® browser, no longer fixing potential display and performance issues on IE.
|Microsoft® Edge is certified as a successor to Internet Explorer®.
Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Edge on an ongoing basis.
|Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Firefox on an ongoing basis.
In addition, Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release (ESR), based on the official release of Firefox for desktops, for use by organizations—including schools, universities, businesses, and others who need extended support for mass deployments.
Ex Libris will make every effort to test and certify the latest ESR version, after the overlap period between the older and newer ESR version is over.
|As with Firefox, Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Chrome™ on an ongoing basis.
Google Chrome applies updates automatically.
Safari is certified both for Apple OS and Ipad in Landscape orientation and for Mac operating systems.
As with the other browsers, Ex Libris makes every effort to test and certify the most recent stable version of Safari on an ongoing basis.
- For staff users, Alma certifies browsers whose total usage (across all versions) exceeds 20% for a certain time, based on industry usage statistics.
- Browser certification for Analytics may not be as updated as browser certification for Alma (since Analytics is using OAS Oracle Analytics Server), although we strive to ensure that updates for Alma are applied to Analytics as soon as possible.