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by javaapp
21 Sep 2020, 18:35
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Support for Deployment Rule Sets?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Support for Deployment Rule Sets?

Thanks for the response.

So OWS will simply ignore any Deployment Rule Sets, but will still successfully invoke webstart apps right?
by javaapp
19 Sep 2020, 01:56
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Support for Deployment Rule Sets?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Support for Deployment Rule Sets?

I Just learned about an oracle feature called "Deployment Rule Sets", which provides added security on client PCs that run webstart apps. In a nutshell the client PC needs to have a signed xml file containing rules that are matched against a webstart app that is trying to run. The rule can permit/de...
by javaapp
06 Aug 2020, 19:42
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content

For me, In Windows Setting > Apps > Default Apps, there are three identical-looking OWS choices. I have installed and re-installed OWS many times on my local box for my evaluation which may explain this. Each time was "For just this user" since I do not have admin privileges on my box. I've tried se...
by javaapp
06 Aug 2020, 19:12
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content

I forgot to mention: My co-worker is having the same problem as me. It wouldn't matter if OWS is installed per-user instead of for all users on the machine, right?
by javaapp
06 Aug 2020, 19:09
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content

Using .jnlp extension had the same (bad) result for me. However if I assoociate .jnlp with Oracle's Java WebStart then it worked. I'm wondering if my problem is environmental; my control panel shows 4 instances of OWS installed including 1.1.7 and 3 instances of 1.1.8. I'll get these cleaned out by ...
by javaapp
04 Aug 2020, 19:10
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: IE does not "Open" jnlpx content
Replies: 6
Views: 186

IE does not "Open" jnlpx content

We are seeing an issue with Internet Explorer (surprise) 11. We have associated only the "jnlpx" extension to OpenWebStart, not "jnlp" (on purpose). When we download a .jnlpx file to the browser, we get a popup at the bottom saying: "Do you want to open or save filename.jnlpx (2.40 KB) from hostname...
by javaapp
25 Jul 2020, 22:27
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: OWS Installer Archive?
Replies: 1
Views: 85

OWS Installer Archive?

Is there an archive of old OpenWebStart installers? We might like to specify a certain version of OWS for our customer, but AFAIK the current OWS downloads page only shows the latest version.

Thanks,
John
by javaapp
25 Jul 2020, 22:21
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

Awesome, thanks for the info!
by javaapp
24 Jul 2020, 19:41
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

So is it fair to say that the registry entries are in support of OS integration, and not for storage of user preferences or other settings? There is a deployment.properties in the user's home dir as well as a .appletTrustSettings file that contains user settings, AFAIK. Are there other config/settin...
by javaapp
23 Jul 2020, 23:57
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Dpes the OWS installer uses Windows Registry?

Does the OWS installer store/fetch anything from the windows Registry? Does OWS use the Windows Registry at all?

I suspect not, but I wanted to ask to be sure. Thanks!
by javaapp
21 Jul 2020, 05:56
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?

Thanks. FYI we do not use this "local file" capability, we just wanted to be clear on its functionality. which you've clarified. Seems a bit dodgy to trust local content IMO
by javaapp
16 Jul 2020, 01:19
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?

Peeking at the IcedTea-Web code, it looks like "assumeFileSystemInCodebase" setting allows you to specify "file://" urls in the jnlp and to treat those resources as secure (as if they came from the trusted codebase). Is this correct?
by javaapp
16 Jul 2020, 00:43
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?

Hmm thanks for the link, but I'm afraid I still do not understand. Does this option make a local jnlp file become trusted? If so, how else does OWS work if it cannot trust a local jnlp? I ask because (with older or more lenient browsers) using the old Java WebStart, the browser plugin could invoke J...
by javaapp
15 Jul 2020, 02:16
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase?

I'm trying to understand the configuration property "deployment.assumeFileSystemInCodebase". This /configuration page says "Defines if files from the local filesystem are always handled as if they would be part of the codebase." I don't really understand this. In my experience, all of the files need...
by javaapp
03 Jun 2020, 06:10
Forum: Installation & Configuration
Topic: "Missing" locked down settings
Replies: 1
Views: 293

"Missing" locked down settings

I Just tried locking down all possible settings and then examining the "OpenWebstart Settings" app to see the user experience. I have some questions about settings that are not able to locked down (at least as far as I can tell) JVM Manager Panel : Cannot lockdown the following settings? Add local.....
by javaapp
03 Jun 2020, 00:14
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Unattended OWS update?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Unattended OWS update?

In my experiments, I can certainly perform the initial install of OpenWebstart unattended. However, later on when an update check triggers, the subsequent install (update) of OpenWebStart is done interactively.

It would be nice to be able to make that update run unattended as well.
by javaapp
31 May 2020, 00:58
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Unattended OWS update?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Unattended OWS update?

Thanks for the information regarding "forced" updates. I'll discuss with my company the possibility of becoming a sponsor.

Regarding the original question: Is it possible for an OWS update to run attended (after the user clicks to allow the update I mean)?
by javaapp
30 May 2020, 00:55
Forum: Installation & Configuration
Topic: Locking down Settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Locking down Settings?

And I assume these files are proper java properties files, so we can use # comments in them?
by javaapp
30 May 2020, 00:42
Forum: Installation & Configuration
Topic: Bundled jre version choice
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Bundled jre version choice

Thanks for the response.

We may have some customer sites that disallow installation of older JVMs, that is why I was curious about support for later JVMs to run OWS. I believe that security is the concern.
by javaapp
30 May 2020, 00:38
Forum: Public Forums
Topic: Unattended OWS update?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Unattended OWS update?

[Followup to my own post] An one other question: Is it possible to force an OWS update? We will be locking down end-users pretty tightly with a locked-down deployment.config hosted on our server, so they will not be allowed to update OWS electively and we will set the update settings to NEVER. If we...