JDK-6569795 : Don't present security dialog for Sun-signed binaries
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: deployment_toolkit
  • Affected Version: 6u10,7
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic,windows
  • CPU: generic,x86
  • Submitted: 2007-06-14
  • Updated: 2010-05-05
  • Resolved: 2009-07-22
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6u10Fixed 7 b64Fixed
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###@###.### 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 ###@###.###).

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