Solved

Signing Applets

Posted on 1998-02-19
5
207 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
Could anyone out there tell me what the steps would be that I would have to take in order to sign an applet?


Joanna
0
Comment
Question by:jcora
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 150 total points
ID: 1233160
In Sun's JDK 1.1 there is a tool called javakey that can be used along with your digital certificate to sign an applet.  If you are using another development environment they should have included a comparable utility but if not, then you can download the JDK from java.sun.com.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jcora
ID: 1233161
How do I obtain a digital certificate?


Joanna
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1233162
You can make your own with the javakey utility BUT by default browser will only accept ones from a Certification Authority like Verisign, Thawte, and a few others.  If you don't mind explaining to your users how to add your certificate to their allowable "signers" then proceed.  If not, or if they don't trust you (and why should they?) then you'll have to apply for and pay for a legit certificate.  IMHO, it's a racket designed to make lot's of money for those few compainies who have paid off MS and Netscape to accept their certificates by default.  Anyone else is an outsider and has a lot of explaining to do even if they are legitimate themselves.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jcora
ID: 1233163
I'm already going to have the users' prefs.js file modified to allow for capabilities api priviledges.  I just don't want them to have to be prompted to accept the security waiver.  If that could happen automatically it would be great.


Joanna
0
 

Expert Comment

by:ashexpert
ID: 1233164
in that case you can also ask them to accept your certyficates as well.. You can issue your own certficates using a certificate server from Netscape.. It works well in an intranet kind of envirnment.. we are using it!!
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

After being asked a question last year, I went into one of my moods where I did some research and code just for the fun and learning of it all.  Subsequently, from this journey, I put together this article on "Range Searching Using Visual Basic.NET …
In this post we will learn how to connect and configure Android Device (Smartphone etc.) with Android Studio. After that we will run a simple Hello World Program.
Viewers learn how to read error messages and identify possible mistakes that could cause hours of frustration. Coding is as much about debugging your code as it is about writing it. Define Error Message: Line Numbers: Type of Error: Break Down…
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question