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Hello, could be possible to sign an applet without pay for applet testing?

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Yes, you dont have to have it tested in order to sign it, the JDK includes a program called 'javakey' that can generate key pairs and sign applets...
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by:gadio
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Deladier, I'm afraid that the javakey will only do for jdk1.2 (and I'm not sure about that as well). Your actual options are:
1. Use the Netscape signtool 1.0 . That is only good for Netscape. You can generate a test certification authority and test your applet signing process with it. It is not good however for distribution of the applet. Look in http://developer.netscape.com/software/tools/index.html?content=/software/signedobj/jarpack.html
2. Buy from verisign a personal certification authority. It only cost 20 us$ a year (note that you must be living in the US).

G.

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by:RoboBob
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I use javakey on a daily basis, but I dont have jdk1.2, it works just fine for 1.1
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by:gadio
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Well, in that case I'm sorry. I thought you are just pointing for an option. I tried and didn't had a big success. Maybe I'll learn a new thing here...
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by:Deladier
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Ok, if I use JDK 1.1.5 only for signing my applets, How do I sign an applet? (steps for it).
Per example, with an applet named prog.class

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by:RoboBob
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There is a really good tutorial on how to create digital signatures and use them to sign applets available at developer.com

http://www-c.developer.com/news/techworkshop/031998_digsig.html
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