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Bug ID: JDK-8019870 JCP shows link to security policy when one doesn't exist
JDK-8019870 : JCP shows link to security policy when one doesn't exist

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2013-07-03
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2014-02-12
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2013-07-23
Component:
deploy
OS:
Sub-Component:
plugin
CPU:
Priority:
P4
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
7u40
Fixed Versions:
7u60 (b01)

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Description
Just installed 7u40 build 31. The Security tab of the Java Control Panel shows the link "View the active Security Policy File". Click the link and a window opens with the message "Policy not found".

According to Jeff, if there is no policy, there should be no link.
                                    

Comments
UX only bug, no error, hence P4
                                     
2013-07-09
Not just a UX "bug", but also a usability problem.  Presenting features that aren't available is not appropriate.  Especially a feature that is intended for a specific, non-general audience.  This will cause numerous questions and will require support cycles that otherwise wouldn't be needed.
                                     
2013-07-09
Not a high priority bug but agree with Jeff that this might cause confusion.   I'd leave it as a P4 but since appears to be a low risk fix I would hope that the if someone goes to that code again shortly they will fix soon.  Iif not it should be fixed for 8 and 7u60.
                                     
2013-07-09
request to fix for 7u40: This is a DRS usability bug.  Low priority, but a fix is ready and the risk of taking this fix is minimal. 

                                     
2013-07-23
SQE-Ok to get this issue fixed for 7u40
                                     
2013-07-23
link to review thread - http://sa.sfbay.sun.com/mail-archive/8019870-deployment/
                                     
2013-11-07



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