Java SE Security Documentation


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Extensive information on the security features of the Java SE 7 release, including reference guides, API specifications (javadocs), tool documentation, tutorials, and more.

Java SE 7 Security Documentation
Extensive information on the security features of the Java SE 7 release, including reference guides, API specifications (javadocs), tool documentation, tutorials, and more.
 
Starting with Java SE 7 Update 21 in April 2013 all Java Applets and Web Start Applications are Required to be Signed with a Trusted Certificate. Learn More
 
Extensive information on the security features of the Java SE 6 release, including reference guides, API specifications (javadocs), tool documentation, and tutorials.
 
Extensive information on the security features of the Java 2 SDK, v 5.0 release, including reference guides, API specifications (javadocs), tool documentation, and tutorials.
 
Extensive information on the security features of the Java 2 SDK, v 1.4 release, including reference guides, API specifications (javadocs), tool documentation, and tutorials.
 
Some guidelines to allow you to take full advantage of the security provided by the Java platform.
 
A short introduction to using the JAR tool to create JAR files. This describes the applet tag syntax for associating an applet with a .JAR file, instead of a .class file.
 
JAR file is a file format based on the popular ZIP file format and is used for aggregating many files into one.
 
Applets and Java Web Start applications are now referred to as rich internet applications (RIAs) - Java programs that take advantage of the Internet. A pointer to the RIA guide. The guide includes information on design, development, deployment and resources.
 
This Java plug-in guide describes features released prior to the Java SE 6 update 10 release. A pointer to the Java Plug-in developer guide. The guide includes a chapter on security and the signed applet support in Java Plug-in, which allows users to grant (signed) applets all permissions based on their authenticated signers, without having to configure and deploy any policy or keystore configuration files.
 
Security Tool Documentation
keytool: Solaris/Linux and Microsoft Windows
keytool is a utility for creating and managing keystores and certificates.
jarsigner: Solaris/Linux and Microsoft Windows
jarsigner is a utility for generating and verifying JAR signatures.
Policy Tool: Solaris/Linux and Microsoft Windows
Policy tool is a GUI tool for creating and managing policy files.
kinit: Microsoft Windows
kinit is a utility for obtaining Kerberos v5 tickets.
klist: Microsoft Windows
klist is a utility to list entries in a Kerberos v5 credential cache and key tab.
ktab: Microsoft Windows
ktab is a utility to help the user manage entries in the key table
 
Including Certificate Authority Root Certificates in Java

For information, please visit our Root Certificate Program page.
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