Cache plays an important role in PeopleSoft. PeopleSoft stores cache at application server level, webserver level and also in the browser. Storing cache makes the PeopleSoft application faster.
PeopleSoft supports several browsers, namely Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome amongst a few others. All these browsers will cache various pages and states in memory to increase performance. It may be necessary to disable these performance features on the browser for security reasons.
Note that once caching is disabled, the Back button on the browser stops working in PIA.
How To Disable Caching in PeopleSoft:
- In PIA, navigate to PeopleTools, Web Profile, Web Profile Configuration.
- Select the web profile that you want to configure; for example, PROD.
- Select the Caching page.
- Make sure that the “Cache Generated HTML” and “Cache Homepage” check boxes are both cleared.
- Save your changes