Setting up Auskey in Yosemite

Auskey is a PKI used by the Australian Tax Office to allow businesses to complete their BAS statements online.

This was the nightmare to setup. Here are the steps I followed:

1) Install Java 8 JRE from

Select the JRE edition and download the DMG file

Double click the DMG file and select the install package

2) Restart Firefox and click Tools -> Add-ons

Find the Java 8 Applet Plug in and set it to “Always Activate”

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 10.24.12 pm

3) Click System Preference -> Java (This will open the Java Control Panel Settings in a new window)

Select Advanced

Scroll down to Advanced Settings (right at the bottom)

Disable TLS 1.2

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 10.22.18 pm

4) Restart Firefox again (yes again, to pickup the TLS change)

5) Now for the Auskey, if you are starting up then register for a new auskey. If you moving from a Windows install copy original Auskey folder from C:\Users\<<USERNAME>>\AppData\Roamings\Auskey to Finder/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/AUSkey

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 10.28.42 pm

6) Restart Firefox again (if you moved the auskey from a older machine)

Help can be found here:!home


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