signcode : Java Glossary


The DOS-only application used to sign Applets to let them bypass the security restrictions of the Internet Explorer’s You also need abarc.exe, chktrust, signer.dll and javasign.dll.

jarsigner is the Sun JDK (Java Development Kit) 1.3/1.4 analog of signcode.

In 2003, Microsoft has changed the ways cab files are signed. You now use Microsoft signtool instead of signcode. I don’t know how compatible it is with the old way of Authenticode signing Java Applets.

You can no longer download the MS JVM (Java Virtual Machine). I think it is time the MS JVM and the Authenicode signing scheme were buried and forgotten. Ask your IE (Internet Explorer) users to install the Sun Java JRE.

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