Attempts to launch the IBM Rational Host On-Demand local client with Oracle JRE 1.7.0_25 results in a pop-up window indicating the application is blocked by security settings.
The following pop-up displays when launching the Host On-Demand local client indicating 'Application Blocked by Security Settings':
Additionally, the Java console might display the following exception:
at com.ibm.eNetwork.HOD.DetectClientPropertiesApplet.getCodeBase(Unknown Source)
at com.ibm.eNetwork.HOD.DetectClientPropertiesApplet.init(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.uitoolkit.impl.awt.AWTAppletAdapter.init(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager$AppletExecutionRunnable.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
When using Oracle's JRE 1.7 Update 25 you experience unexpected behavior when trying to launch Host On-Demand on local client. This behavior is a known issue introduced by changes in the Oracle's new JRE 1.7 Update 25. The issue is documented at Oracle 's JRE Update Release Notes.
Resolving the problem
Host On-Demand 11.0.8 cumulative refresh pack does not support Oracle's JRE 1.7.0_25.
The highest Oracle's JRE supported by Host On-Demand is 1.7.0_21.