Originally posted by Amit Agarwal:
Good news guys,
I have checked the usage of trusted applets with Java(TM) Plug-in: Version 1.3.0rc1-T using JRE version 1.3.0rc1 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM. It seems sun has solved the problem of not looking at the IE repository. Now, you can simply give a link to the certificate on your web page, and ask the user to install it in their browser. Once the certificate is installed your applet's signature will be verified against the IE repository and the user will be asked if he would like to grant the applet privileges.
You no longer need to manually import the certificate in the cacerts file. Although, it may be required for some users who might be using some particular sub version java plugin 1.3, but they can simply upgrade to a newer version.