Re: Newbie question: Signing a Java applet

Andrew Thompson <>
Sun, 14 Feb 2010 18:32:36 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 15, 11:08 am, mikevb <> wrote:

On Feb 15, 12:37 pm, Andrew Thompson <> wrote:

re, self-signing.

..I'll give that a try and see how I go,..

If you have an IDE (or otherwise have Ant installed),
you might try playing with one of my webstart API demos.
The FileContents example creates a digital certificate
to sign the code (some forms of which, need to be trusted.

You can get the build/source files from the linked .zip at

..but I think
we'll need to get a 'real' certificate sometime soon. Hopefully
someone can provide a recommendation.

That is probably best. A 'self signed' certificate
really does not provide any protection to the end user.

The last time I heard, Thawte was issuing some
'freemail' certificates (for free). I decided not
to use them because the name on the certificate was
'Freemail User' or WTE. I wanted my name and domain
to be on the certificate (and shown to the user, at
time of prompting them to accept the code).

Andrew T.

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