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A Brief Introduction to Java Code Signing Certificate

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A Brief Introduction to Java Code Signing Certificate

In this post, we get into a high-level discussion of the benefits that code signing certificates can bring to Java application developer.

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Stay Safe and Secure for Java Base Software With Code Signing Certificates

Easy online distribution allows developers to create fun and functional code anywhere and everywhere. Nevertheless, the potential for fraud and the spread of malicious code have also increased. With a Java Code Signing Certificate, websites can ensure users that code and content are safe to download. This protects a website’s most valuable professional asset: its reputation.

Code Signing authenticates the source code and confirms the integrity of the content distributed online. Java Code Signing Authentication was designed for Java applications and is recognized by Java Runtime Environment (JRE). For developers and software publishers of Java applications, code signing reduces the number of error messages and builds trust in their reputation.

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Java platforms (J2SE and J2ME) have security features that recognize Object Signing and verify the presence of a reliable digital signature. A security warning displays the name of the publisher, the organization, and the URL. Users then choose whether to trust the certificate or display more information.

In a nutshell, Code Signing Certificates provide a virtual “package” that ensures the secure delivering of content over the internet. When customers download software containing Java signed objects, they are assured of the source of the content and its integrity with an added level of trust because the code and content of the Java application is harder to falsify or damage.

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