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John Keller
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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:08 pm:   

With the most recent versions of Firefox for Windows (v 24.0) or Chrome browser (Version 30.0.1599.101 m), and Java Standard Edition (v 7 update 45), I get a dire security warning whenever I run a new WebMO function. For example clicking the View icon on a job brings up a warning about net.webmo.applet.EditorApplication ("This application will be blocked in a future Java security update because the JAR file manifest does not contain the Permissions attribute..."). How can install Java in a way that avoids this message? I just click through it, but some users now seem to think the whole WebMO site is infected with viruses.
JR Schmidt
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 371
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:22 pm:   

Basically, there is no immediate (or user-fixable) solution to this problem. This is due to announced changes in Java implemented by Oracle in a 'minor' patch.

We are working on a resolution in next month or so, but there is no immediate work around. Thankfully, (1) WebMO still works fine after acknowledging the warning; (2) the warning occurs only once per session (not on every page)
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Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 4:15 pm:   

Any ETA on an update to the editor? Presumably all that is required is that the jar file(s) be signed with a certificate signed by a commercial signing authority, rather than the current self-signed cert....
JR Schmidt
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 374
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 - 9:16 pm:   

Working on it, but getting a cert is a bit involved.

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