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Java security and SunEntry - solved!

We recently released a significant update to the backend systems for the AAVSO website. While most of the bugs introduced by this update have been fixed, there may still be problems we haven't fixed. If you run into a problem, please email webmaster@aavso.org
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Hi All,

If SunEntry stops working for you and you get a message that looks something like this:

The work-around is here:  http://www.aavso.org/java-security-problem

The problem is that Java just changed its definition of "high risk" applications to include those with "self-signed" security certificates such as the one the AAVSO is currently using for SunEntry. We are looking into our options for purchasing a certificate from an official "Certifying Authority" which will solve the problem, but in the meantime, the above mentioned work-around should get things up and running again.

Please contact me (sara@aavso.org) offlist if this does not help.

-Sara

Good news!
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Hi All,

With the purchase of a Java security certificate from an official certifying authority, the AAVSO has now become a "trusted organization". What this means is that you should no longer receive any scary-looking security warnings when you start up SunEntry. From now on, there may be one message (allowing you to inspect the security certificate if you want) but if you click the associated checkbox, you need never see it again.

As ever, please let me know if you have any problems with this.

-Sara

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