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Applets and getting them signed? HOW?

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Can anybody explain how to get an applet signed and also what benefits signing an applet has? Brian

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Try the Java tutorials and forums at http://java.sun.com .

The benefit of getting an applet signed is that the user is guaranteed that it''s from you. (Assuming you got your key from an authority like VeriSign which they trust is not lying to them). This means two things. First, they''ll feel safer giving personal information or credit card numbers or even logging in (what if a malicious user created an applet that looks like your but steals passwords?). Second, they''ll feel safer granting your applet permissions it doesn''t normally have, like file system access and ability to load native code libraries (so you could, for example, use a graphics library that accesses DirectX in your applet).

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Thanks Anon,

So i need to get an SSL Cert and use this in conjection with adding some new functionality to the applet?

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B

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