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Q4042 What are signed Applets?

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Signed Applets are digitally marked Applets or Classes designating them as trusted pieces of code regardless of their origin or the Classloader that fetched them. Signing is particularly useful in Corporate intranets where you generally have a library of standard programs on a server. These will normally appear as foreign code to Java, but if signed then these applets can be granted special privileges like file access.

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