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webstart, security warnings

 
Martin Maus
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dear java experts,

i'm offering a java webstart application on my webpage. - unfortunately, thanks to java's high security-related restrictions, users have to click through a series of warnings before they can start the program after download. i realize this is partly due to the settings on the client´s pc. my question concerns the things i can do on my end (the webpage) in order to make the webstart application more acceptable to the user´s browser. (for instance, i´m wondering whether there is a connection concerning webstart between a https-URL and the number of warnings that have to be clicked through). also, is there any java book (or source in general) that dedicates more than a few pages to this issue?

thank you so much for your attention.

best wishes,

martin
 
Tony Docherty
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Welcome to the Ranch,

It might be that your jar(s) need to be signed but self signing probably isn't going to help much which means paying for a certificate from someone like verisign.
There's an article here on signing web start applications
 
Martin Maus
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Tony - thank you very much for your answer. I'll definitely look into the signing issue. Also, while I find the information in the article you mention quite helpful, I'm wondering whether the content in there is still current, seeing as it was written ten years ago. Meanwhile, the oracle documentation isn't too talkative on the security aspect of webstart. But again, thanks for your help.
 
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Sorry I can't be more helpful but it's not an area I have a great deal of experience in.
I doubt that signing of Jars has changed much, if at all, over the years. Web start has evolved though, so that side of things may have changed but I would imagine a bit of searching would quickly answer that question.
 
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