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How to prevent Java Security prompt “Do you want to run this application” pop-up window when launching the browser during RFT recording.

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Question

How do you prevent Java Security prompt “Do you want to run this application” pop-up window when launching the browser during IBM Rational Functional Test (RFT) recording.

Cause

Java 7 Update 21 introduced changes to the Java browser plug-in behavior that enable you to make more informed decisions before running the Java applet in the browser. A security prompt asks for confirmation before allowing Java content to run in the browser. Since RFT does not record the action on these Java security prompts, which would appear during playback. Hence we need to prevent this security prompt.


Answer

You can prevent the Java security prompt with the following settings:


1. For 32 bit Java
In Java Control Panel, under the Security tab, set the Security Level to Medium.

2. For 64 bit Java
In Java Control Panel, under the Advanced tab, expand Security -> General, uncheck ‘Don’t prompt for client certificate when no certificate’, ‘Warn if site certificate does not match hostname’ and ‘Show sandbox warning banner

Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester
Record / Author tests

Software version: 8.5.0.1, 8.5.1, 8.5.1.1, 8.5.1.2, 8.5.1.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1679951

Modified date: 11 June 2015