SunScreen 3.1 Lite Installation Guide

Web Browser Requirements

SunScreen 3.1 Lite allows any machine with a Java-enabled Web browser compliant with JDK 1.1.3 or later to function as an Administration Station. But, the version of the JVM or plug-in you are using with the browser dictates the operations you are able to perform on the Administration Station. You can use any supported browser to look at status information and logs, as well as modify and save policy configurations. However, some browser configurations do not support local system access.

Accessing Local System Resources

Because Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer do not support the Java mechanism for applet signing, the administration GUI cannot get access to your system's local resources (browser security mechanisms prevent this type of access.)

The operations that require access to your local system resources are:

If you do not need to perform any of these operations, you can use any of the supported browsers without local file access. To work around local access limitations you can use one of the following options:

Browsers Without Local File Access

Browsers With Local File Access

The following Web browsers support local file access using the required Java Plug-in.

SunScreen 3.1 Lite provides the required Java plug-in (version 1.1.2) as part of its distribution. The plug-in is located in the directory javaplugins.To install it, see the following plug-in installation instructions.

To Install the Required Java Plug-In
  1. Ensure that the SunScreen 3.1 CD-ROM is inserted in the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Navigate down the SunScreen 3.1 directory structure to the plug-in location.

  3. Install the Java plug-in by typing:

    "% cp /tmp ""% cd /tmp ""% sh"

  4. Save the identitydb.obj file by typing:

    "% cd /opt/SUNWicg/SunScreen/admin/htdocs/plugin/plugins/""% cp identitydb.obj $HOME""% cd"

  5. Set the environment variable if using sh or ksh by typing:

    "$ NPX_PLUGIN_PATH=$HOME/.netscape/plugins:$NPX_PLUGIN_PATH""$ export NPX_PLUGIN_PATH""or if using csh:""% setenv NPX_PLUGIN_PATH $HOME/.netscape/plugins:$NPX_PLUGIN_PATH"

  6. Run the Netscape browser and use the URL for the plug-in version of the SunScreen 3.1 administration GUI:

     % netscape http://localhost:3852/plugin &