Hi Bob,

For a certificate from a trusted authority, you can get one from Certum for free as an open source developer.
I got one about two weeks ago, and it seems to work ok.
https://www.certum.eu/certum/cert,offer_en_open_source_cs.xml

Nico


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:38 PM, Robert Hanson <hansonr@stolaf.edu> wrote:
I direct the discussion to

https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/entry/new_security_requirements_for_rias

I believe this is the end of the unsigned Jmol Java applet along with JSpecView and JME.

In addition, I'm pretty sure our free-be signing will not pass muster as a "trusted authority":

RIAs must contain two things:
  1. Code signatures from a trusted authority. All code for Applets and Web Start applications must be signed, regardless of its Permissions attributes.
  2. Manifest Attributes
    1. Permissions – Introduced in 7u25, and required as of 7u51. Indicates if the RIA should run within the sandbox or require full-permissions.
    2. Codebase – Introduced in 7u25 and optional/encouraged as of 7u51. Points to the known location of the hosted code (e.g. intranet.example.com).
The latest upload of Jmol takes care of (2a). However, unless (2b) allows

 Codebase: *

that's pretty much it for the signed applet as well. [Or maybe someone goes into the business of making custom signed Jmol applets for people!]

Suggestions? Comments?

If deployment of the signed Jmol applet is of interest, we will need a sponsor, because a certificate costs US$500/year. Let me know if you are interested in being that sponsor.

At least we have a two-month lead on this (and I am headed for a visit with RCSB on Sunday).


Bob



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Robert M. Hanson
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St. Olaf College
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If nature does not answer first what we want,
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