Security Dialogs

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Beginning with the 7u21 release, users are notified when a RIA is launched with a security prompt similar to the following screen shot.

Screen shot of the security dialog shown for an RIA that runs in the security sandbox and is signed with a certificate from a trusted certificate authority.

Depending on the RIA, the security prompt shows the following information:

For a description and examples of the security prompts, see "What should I do when I see a security prompt from Java?" on java.com.

Improving the User Experience

The best experience for the user is when the RIA is restricted to the security sandbox and is signed with a current certificate from a trusted certificate authority. Clicking Run is all that is needed from the user to run the RIA.

As conditions become less secure, warning messages become stronger, and in some cases, more action is needed by the user, as described for the following situations:

For guidelines on deploying your RIA, see Deployment Best Practices in the Java Tutorial. For information on how the deployment of RIAs is handled, see Rich Internet Application Deployment Process.

Java Control Panel Settings That Affect the Dialogs Shown

The Java Control Panel can be used to set options that are related to the security prompts. The Security tab provides an option to block Java content from running in a browser. The Security Level setting determines if the applet is automatically blocked and what level of prompting the user receives if the RIA is not blocked. See the Security section for the Java Control Panel for more information.

The Advanced tab provides options for managing RIAs:

See the Advanced section for the Java Control Panel for more information.


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