Java Web Start Application Presents Unexpected Security Warning When Trying to Access the MANIFEST.MF File in a Signed Jar File (Doc ID 1917000.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 to 8
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Java Web Start application is trying to access the Manifest file (MANIFEST.MF) of its main jar file.  The main jar file is signed with an official code-signing certificate.  As seen in the graphic which follows, the user is presented with an unexpected security warning about the application jar's manifest file:


Cause

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