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java policies

 
arun iyer
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hi,
i have witten an applet which executes an exe file fromt he client's hard disk. It works fine with appletviewer but does not work in a browser. I would like to know how and in what manner i can allow the applet to run the exe file. I would like to know how to make certificate, if required.

arun iyer
 
David Freels
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Here is a link to the keytool docs:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/tooldocs/win32/keytool.html
This is used to make a personally signed key. Most users will not accept it, but it will allow you to test your applet. After that you will need to purchase a certificate from Verisign or one of their competitors. This is very expensive to maintain as the certificate expires. Another approach is to use the java plug-in and have the user modify the local java.policy file.
Hope this helps.
David
 
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