[dojo-contributors] signing DOH robot JAR

Andrew Muraco amuraco at softrek.com
Tue Dec 2 19:12:41 EST 2014

If you add the self signed jar to your OS trusted store it should not
prompt anymore. This is obviously not ideal for distribution but in the
short term makes it much better than the constant prompts.

An official jar signing cert should be good for a year or longer based on
how long is purchased, it doesn't even have to be dojo specific, it could
be IBM or sitepen that signed the jar, as long as it's a real cert with a
chain of trust eventually leading to verisign/etc

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Bill Keese <bill at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:

> The DOH robot jar's certificate has expired, and the instructions at
> https://github.com/dojo/util/blob/master/doh/robot/README#L32 didn't work
> for me.
> But I tried just following the much simpler procedure listed at
> http://www.jade-cheng.com/uh/ta/signed-applet-tutorial/#creating-self-signed-applets
> and (after preliminary testing) it seems to work fairly well, even with the
> latest version of java and the latest versions of FF, IE, and Chrome.   For
> FF and IE11, it only gives security prompts initially, not on every test.
> For chrome, it gives the prompts occasionally (perhaps when robot is run
> after non-robot tests?).  Seems at least as good as before.
> I'm far from an expert on signing applets, so if anyone has any insight,
> let me know.  I know that getting a real signature (from Verisign etc.) is
> better than self signing, and Christophe said he would try to get a real
> signature.   For the meantime, I may check this in.  One downside is that
> it says it expires "within 6 months", so the procedure needs to be repeated
> often.  Probably there's a flag to adjust that.
> Bill


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