[Lvlug] Re: java and mysql permissions
deepkapadia at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 11:11:32 EDT 2005
> You're implying that there's another layer to consider when using a Java
Yes, and that layer happens to be the client side JVM. Since applets
were meant to be distributed over the internet, they come wth their
own security model which prevents them from accessing data on the
client machine unless authorized by a user on the client machine.
If, you have used java based apps in the past which are distributed
using applets or java webstart, you are always asked something like
"This application was signed by 'XXX'. do you trust 'XXX'" or
something to that effect. The application will only work if you
authorize the app to work.
So my bet is that this user of yours is trying to run a java applet on
the same box on which the MySql server resides and wants you to change
the java security policy for the JVM to be able to run his applet.
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