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Bug ID: JDK-6569795 Don't present security dialog for Sun-signed binaries
JDK-6569795 : Don't present security dialog for Sun-signed binaries

Details
Type:
Enhancement
Submit Date:
2007-06-14
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2010-05-05
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2009-07-22
Component:
deploy
OS:
generic,windows
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
x86,generic
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u10,7
Fixed Versions:

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Description
###@###.### and others recently proposed that to improve the user experience we should consider not presenting the security warning dialog boxes for Sun-signed binaries and standard extensions. Many users are scared off by such warning boxes. While there might be a slight security or publicity risk in doing this, it probably isn't any worse than what would happen if we had a security hole in a signed product which the user explicitly accepted.

If we do this then we should consider instituting a program by which third parties could have their binaries signed by Sun (also suggested by ###@###.###).

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

The fix for this (uncverified) was delivered into JDK7 b64 as part of:
6797688: Umbrella: Merge all JDK 6u4 - 6u12 deployment code into JDK7
                                     
2009-07-22



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