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Kowshik Nandagudi
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Joined: Dec 09, 2010
Posts: 57
Hi ,

I am trying to get teh windows user name using the following code

I get a security error for this when I run in a browser?

My question

1 ) is it possible to get the windows user name ?

2) if yes , what are the steps that I need to follow ?

I am new to applet world!!!

Many thanks in advance
Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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You probably need to sign your applet. More on it here

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john price
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Joined: Feb 24, 2011
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Signing a JAR file is easy. Here is what I do :


John Price

“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.” (Mosher's Law of Software Engineering)
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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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