Hi, my problem is to sign a javaapplet on netscape 6 broweser. I've read several documents that describe how to sign an applet with the jarsigner of java plugin. Unfortunatelly it requires a certificate bought by a certificate autority such as verisign or twate. I need instead to perform a way to certificate my applet for a developing scenario inside my intranet. Could anyone help me in creating a self-certificate applet? May I use a test certificate created with signtool to certify an applet on netscape 6? Thank's in advance, Gaetano Ruggiero P.S. : does anyone know when the netscape 6.1 version will be officially released?
Hi, I have searched a lot for the same problem. I have gone through a lot of pain to sign my applet. Initially, I was unable to choose between alternative. u know, signing mechanisms differ from one browser to another. I dont advise you to sign your applet for netscape -at all- as it needs u to use extra classes inside your original code even if u have a signing certificate. at last, I have decided to sign my applet for Plugin 1.3. no change is needed inside code, and a testing certificate is sufficient within your intranet or during your testing phase. just decide and tell, I will be in your help as much as possible. Regards, mac.
Thank's for your help, but what i need is to know if i can sign my applet with a test certificate, I mean a certificate that i can create by my self without contacting any Certificate Authority, the same way you do with the signtool and -G option. No matter if I should authenticate applet with jarsigner or signtool, i just need a mechanism that allow me to build a jar file that contains my applet and signed for my test applications. Thank's a lot for your contribution, regards Gaetano Ruggiero
Of course u can! thats what I have told u... also, no need for a jar file, u just create ur testing certificate (using signtool) and config ur policy file to grant permission. using html converter will force ur applet to run from the JRE. thats all! mac. [This message has been edited by Jimi Rock (edited August 02, 2001).]
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