Overview

Silo can now be launched directly via a local browser, without the need for a native client to be installed.

This document is to serve as a general guide for launching Silo via a local browser.


Browser Compatibility

The following table details the browser compatibility for Silo’s web browser access (1)


 

Win 10.0

Win 8.1

Win 7

OSX



Chrome

64

64

64

Latest Stable


Supported

Edge 

41

n/a

n/a

n/a


Usable, Testing Ongoing

Firefox

58 + 52.6.0 ESR

58 + 52.6.0 ESR

58 + 52.6.0 ESR

Latest Stable


Not Supported

Safari

n/a

n/a

n/a

Latest Stable



IE









Browser Support Model
The ability to launch Silo from a local browser is expected to work with most modern HTML5 compatible browsers on the supported platforms detailed above.  Authentic8 officially tests using the latest stable versions of the supported browsers and stops testing prior versions.


Specific Requirements

Launching Silo from a local browser has the following specific requirements.  

     1. A 64-bit OS is recommended.

2. WebGL is required to be on.

 Note:   Please see this support page for additional information on enabling and troubleshooting WebGL.

3.  Javascript must be allowed.
4. Pop-up blockers need to be disabled.

5SSL decryption must be disabled. Details About Firewall Rules Needed for Silo Access.



Local System Data Exchange

Copy and Paste are only available for those with Windows/Linux operating systems. 


To copy and paste within Silo use the standard Ctrl + C to copy and Ctrl + V to paste. 


However, when you need to copy data out of Silo, like to your computer or a Toolbox session, you will need to approve this action.


Why? 


It is because Silo is a cloud-based browser and as such, you need to give permission to pass this data to your local clipboard.


Therefore, please follow these steps to copy data out of Silo:


1.    Use the context menu or Ctrl + C.  A pop-up should appear when the web client tries to place the new clipboard context into the local      clipboard. 

2.    Click OK.

 


Note: The pop-up is non-modal, so you can ignore it. 


How to Paste into Silo

  1. To paste into Silo, you must use CTRL + V. The context menu in Silo will not work.


Note: The context menu in Silo can be used if you are repeating a paste.


Known Issue: The copy and paste function within Silo can clear the local clipboard. Even if you don’t click OK, a space character will be put in local clipboard and replace whatever was there before.


How to Print from Silo

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Download Files from Silo


When downloading files in Silo, Silo follows the steps that are configured for the local browser. 


For example, if you access Silo using Edge and choose to download from a website, follow these steps:

  1. Select the web page you want to download.

  2. Click the download icon located in the upper right-hand corner of browser.

  3. The Silo Storage manager opens, select My Computer. The download begins.

  4. At the bottom of the browser, a pop-up appears. Click the Save button or click the up caret to select Save As.



Upload Files to Silo


Providing you have permission to upload a file from your device, follow these steps:

  1. From the Silo main menu, click the Storage button
  2. Click the Upload button
  3. Select the file and click Open


The file uploads and a pop-up message appears.




URL
Here is the URL to be used for launching Silo from a local browser: https://a8silo.com

Future Planned Enhancements
The following are future planned enhancements for the launching of Silo from a local browser:
   

  • New window support across all supported browsers
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts
  • CAC Support
  • Foreign Language Keyboard Support.



Additional Notes

Please contact  Support if you have any additional questions or concerns.