How to sign an applet for MS JVM and Sun JVM?
Posted on 2004-03-29
I have a Java program written for 1.1 that can be standalone, or as an applet. However, since it is our backup program if our VB program fails to install, we prefer it to not be installed onto the client's computer, so as far as I can tell, I need to use it as an applet. Also, since our clients can be people using Win98 and MS JVM, it needs to be able to work with both MS JVM and Sun's.
The applet is hosted on the server it needs to open sockets with, however, in order to add proxy support to the applet, from what I can gather, is that it needs to be signed in order to have permissions to open sockets with the proxy instead.
Doing a search on the web, I've found that I can sign it with MS Java SDK, or Sun's Javakey. I can't find any links that will allow me to get the MS SDK. From the steps I've read on Javakey, it requires the client to manually accept certificates in the console, which is unacceptable.
How would I sign this applet so that it works on both JVMs and causes little (a security warning to be accepted at most) hassle for the client?