How to Re-sign Expired .jar Files (Jacob, Icons, ...) and Extend the Self Signing Certificate
Last updated on MAY 30, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Forms - Version 10.1.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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Any .jar file that is not Oracle supplied jar file, requires signing with a trusted certificate from a Certificate Authority or a self signed certificate to function properly: for example, the jacob.jar file required by webutil. When configuring webutil, the jacob.jar file may be signed with the "sign_webutil.bat" or "sign_webutil.sh" courtesy script provided by Oracle. This certificate normally expires after 1 year from the date of signing.
The example given describes how to resign jacob.jar, but can be used for any custom .jar file used by an application.
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