Solaris Java Plug-in User's Guide

Java Plug-in Control Panel

You use the Java Plug-in Control Panel to configure Java Plug-in.

The Java Plug-in Control Panel consists of the following elements:

Note -

If you make changes in the Control Panel, you must restart Netscape Navigator for the changes to take effect.

Basic Tab

The Basic tab controls the basic operations of Java Plug-in and includes the following options:

Advanced Tab

You use the Advanced tab to specify the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) used by Java Plug-in. The Control Panel automatically detects all versions of the JDKs and JREs installed on your machine, and displays these in the dropdown list box.

Note -

Sun does not support the use of any JRE less than 1.2.1_03 with Java Plug-in 1.2.

If you use a JRE other than the default, you must specify the JRE path using an environment variable.

Proxies Tab

Proxy configuration is an essential part of setting up a secure computing environment. A proxy server acts as a security barrier, making it impossible for an outsider to access your intranet, while allowing your intranet users to access the Internet. The Proxies tab controls the addresses and port numbers that Java Plug-in uses when communicating through a proxy server.

You can set the following proxy configurations from the Proxies tab:

Certificates Tab

The Certificates tab lists the Netscape Object Signing Certificates trusted by Java Plug-in. Java Plug-in uses the standard JDK key and certificate management resources from the identity.obj file, controlled by the javakey utility.