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What other dialogs are displayed while running applications with the trusted signed certificate?


This article applies to:
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

Starting with Java Version 7 Update 45 security enhancements for execution of Java applications were added. This page describes variations of the dialog for Java applications with a certificate from a trusted authority.

Security Dialog for missing permission attribute in the JAR file

The notice in the dialog is presented because the publisher has not set the permissions attribute in the JAR file.

What to look for:
  • Dialog title: Application Blocked or Java Application Blocked (Java 8)
  • Message title: Application Blocked by Security Settings or Application Blocked by Java Security (Java 8)
  • Message: Your security settings have blocked an application from running due to missing a 'Permissions' manifest attribute in the main jar
    For security, applications must now meet the requirements for the High or Very High security settings, or be part of the Exception Site List, to be allowed to run. (8u20 and above)
Java 8u20 and later versions
Trusted application with valid certificate but missing permission JRE 8
Java 7u71 and later 7 versions
Trusted application with valid certificate but missing permission JRE 7
What to do:
  • As an end user you may choose to notify the publisher that you are seeing this notice while running the application.
  • It is highly recommended not to run this type of application. However if you understand the risk and still want to run the application, you can add the URL of this application to Exception Site List, which is located under the Security tab of the Java Control Panel. On successfully adding this application URL to this list will allow it to run after presenting some security warnings.
    ยป How to manage and configure Exception Site List?

Security Dialog with missing application name

The dialog is presented because the publisher did not provide the name of the application in a secure mechanism.

What to look for:
  • The application is not displaying Application name.
Trusted application with valid certificate but missing application name
What to do:
  • Only run this application if you trust the publisher and the website location information displayed in this dialog.

Security Dialog displaying multiple locations

The dialog is presented because the publisher has hosted the application on multiple locations.

What to look for:
  • The Application displaying multiple locations.
Trusted application with valid certificate but displaying multiple locations What to do:
  • Only run this application if you trust the publisher and each of the locations.

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