File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Security and the fly likes Applet Policy file Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of REST with Spring (video course) this week in the Spring forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Security
Bookmark "Applet Policy file" Watch "Applet Policy file" New topic

Applet Policy file

Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17276

I'd always thought that when you created a signed applet with JCA 1.2 that the applet security policy file went into the applet's JAR and was part of the signed jar. But all the docs I've seen online seem to indicate that to use a signed jar with a policy file, you need to install jar's policies separately and manually into your user (or system) java policy file - at least with the 1.3 Java Plug-In.
Could someone please confirm or deny that? And, if a policy file can be brought in as part of the JAR, where in the jar would it be stored?

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
subject: Applet Policy file
It's not a secret anymore!