Security in Rich Internet Applications
Trail: Deployment
Lesson: Doing More With Java Rich Internet Applications

Security in Rich Internet Applications

The security model behind rich Internet applications (RIAs) works to protect the user from malicious Internet applications. This topic discusses security aspects that are common to applets and Java Web Start applications. See the following topics for more information:

RIAs can be restricted to the Java security sandbox or request permission to access resources outside the sandbox. The first time an RIA is launched, the user is prompted for permission to run. The dialog shown provides information about the signer's certificate and indicates if the RIA requests permission to run outside the sandbox. The user can then make an informed decision about running the application.

Apply the following guidelines to help secure your RIAs.

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