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how secure jnlp?

Pawanpreet Singh
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Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 264

Hi Everyone,

I have a query here. I need to build a server - client application which should be based on jnlp. I want to know if it is secure as SSH or less.

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 15952

Depends on where you want your security.

You can create an app that uses SSL/TLS to talk to the server. That's just an ordinary network app using secure transport and JNLP doesn't factor into it. You can digitally sign the app to frustrate tampering. You can run JNLP over a secured, encrypted web page to limit who can download the app.

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Pawanpreet Singh
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Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 264

Thanks Tim.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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