Urgent - Signing Applet

Hi ,

I am developing an applet that reads and saves file. So, the applet needs to be signed. I have a few questions on applet signing , pls advice.

1) The applet needs to be deployed for intranet use only. Is it necessary to buy the originial cert ? If yes, how much is the price of the cert.

2) Lets say I use test cert , and if it expires, does the cert needs to created or the expired test cert can be used ?

3) If the test cert needs to be created, does this mean that the files needs be resigned ,verified,etc ?

4)What is the validity limit of the test cert ?

5) Else than using the signingn applet, or changing the policy file, is there any other way/workaround ?

Pls advice. Thanks a lot
Jasbir21Asked:
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CEHJCommented:
1) No
2) It won't expire if you do it right
3) Yes
4) Not sure, but possibly Integer.MAX_VALUE days, which should suffice
5) No (apart from not using an applet)

See

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Java/Q_21867794.html
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colr__Commented:
70 points for an urgent message?

1) For an intranat you can get away with using a self-signed certificate. You will howevre see wanrings on the browsers that use it, as it isnt recognised as an official certifiate as signed by a Certificate authority (CA). To purhase one, depends highly; on the CA - ive sued Thawte as they are very reasonable proced and a highly recognised brand.

2)The expired test cert can be reused, but you will get a warning askign usrs if they want to accept it or not.

3)The cert is created based on your signing paramaters, so you would usually set this up and reinstall enw certificiates

4) ??

5) No

colr__
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Jasbir21Author Commented:
Thanks a lot ...

I need to get the ant working once my pc is up . Would get it by tommorow afternoon...
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Jasbir21Author Commented:
Btw, forgot to ask that the test cert needs to be installed in each client right ?
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colr__Commented:
How did that happen?

colr__
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CEHJCommented:
>>\Btw, forgot to ask that the test cert needs to be installed in each client right ?

No.

btw, you can split points
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Jasbir21Author Commented:
Sorry....how do i reopen the question ?
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CEHJCommented:
I'll get it reopened for you
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