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    ElvisMachuca is offline Member
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    Default Code Signing Certificate DigiCert and Other Questions

    Hi,

    I have not yet purchased a DigiCert Code Signing Certificate yet, but in the past I have signed my Jar files.

    My question is, when you sign your Jar files without a Code Signing Certificate, why you still cannot perform FILE IO operations within an applet running from the Jar file?

    Anyway, if I do get a DigiCert Code Signing Certificate will I be able to perform IO operation with my applet running from the JAR file?

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    Default Re: Code Signing Certificate DigiCert and Other Questions

    The recent Java 7 updates have tightened up security such that it is no longer sufficient to self-sign jars. Jars now need to be signed by a trusted CA (certificate authority). Once a jar file is signed as such and the proper manifest attributes are in place, the applet should be able to perform file IO operations. See https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platfo...ments_for_rias and https://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_blocked.xml for more info.

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    Default Re: Code Signing Certificate DigiCert and Other Questions

    wow, I see.

    I wanted to get a Code Signing Certificate ssl but it just too expensive, plus paying for the domain the pricing is just overwhelming.

    I wish there was a better way.

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    Default Re: Code Signing Certificate DigiCert and Other Questions

    Well, since "cloud" is all the rage these days, you can have a cloud-based application that does all the necessary file IO from/to the cloud without touching anything in the user's machine, e.g., Google Docs.

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    Default Re: Code Signing Certificate DigiCert and Other Questions

    yeah but can you run a java jar from the cloud?

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