So I’m trying to upgrade my Ansible server to the newest OpenBSD snapshot, which involves working at the console. I go to my virtual server control panel, click on the link to the Java applet, and get told that Java won’t run this application.
Turns out that Java has trusted self-signed certificates for applications until now, relying on blacklists rather than whitelists. I simultaneously applaud this move away from enumerating badness and condemn them for temporarily inconveniencing me.
To whitelist a specific site, open the Java configuration applet. For Windows users, this is the Java Control Panel. Open the Security tab. About 2/3 of the way down, there’s an “Edit site list” option. Add the desired web site.
Java will then run applets from that web site.Stalk me on social media