I'm trying to connect a VPN connection (on Mac OS X 10.6.6) through a Check point java applet. The first time it ran I chose NOT to give it access to my files and such and now every time I try to lunch the applet it tells me too

"Please confirm the use of this Java applet and then refresh or reopen the window."

But I don't know how to confirm it nor delete the applet.

How can I change the permissions afterwards and where can I find java applets installed on my computer?

Update: This turns out to be a problem in Firefox. Cleared cookies, Java cache and certificate in Safari and it seems to work.

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    This should probably be migrated to superuser, as it's an end-user support question not software development...
    – bdonlan
    Mar 5, 2011 at 18:45
  • I don't really know what that means but migrate away! ...or in case I have to do it, how do I?
    – Karl Jóhann
    Mar 5, 2011 at 22:29
  • @Karl, you wouldn't be able to migrate it on your own - I've flagged it for a moderator (or if 5 high-rep users vote on it it can be triggered that way too)
    – bdonlan
    Mar 6, 2011 at 7:26

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Here is a page I wrote about defensive loading of trusted applets. The sandbox.html linked from that page has some tips intended for the end user who initially refuses trust to an applet but then reconsiders. I am not sure if it will work for Mac:

Once a decision has been made to either Run or Cancel the trusted code, modern browsers (e.g. IE6, FF3) tend to remember that first decision through page refreshes (typically F-5) and 'force reload' page refresh (Ctrl F-5).

To get a second prompt of the security dialog, it is usually necessary to do either of:

  • Stop that browser session/instance, then restart the browser.
  • Clear the classes from cache using the Java Console (type 'x' when the console has focus), then reload the page.
  • Thanks for the help, I at least learned something new. I tried clearing the session and the java cache but it still doesn't ask me. This is very strange.
    – Karl Jóhann
    Mar 6, 2011 at 8:55
  • @Andrew: Your page contains a working example, but no indication on how to do this. Could you add this, or explain a bit? Mar 6, 2011 at 14:20

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