can someone explain to me, how to access "local file" from an applet. I know how to call a Servlet or a file on server. but I want to read/write local file.
Do I need to fiddle with security permissions? Please explain.
Thanks and regards,
Your applet need to be digitally signed. At runtime, user is prompted to accept or revoke.
If you have an RSA-signed applet, where you paid a good penny for the cert, then you *may* be able to access the local file system. You can no longer use a self-signed applet to access the local file system starting with plugins versioned 1.3.1+.
The other approach metioned on the sun site - locally installing the class files on the local machine - I still have not gotten to work. If anyone has a *working* example of this approach, I'd appreciate seeing it.
Thanks - Derrick
ActiveX controls that have been accepted for installation, can have any rights that you care to give them.