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LDAP Programming with Java™ by Tony Dahbura, Rob Weltman

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Writing LDAP Applets for Netscape Navigator

To use your applet with Netscape Navigator, you need to create a JAR file that contains the class files for your applet and the digital signatures for each class file. You create the digital signatures by using an object-signing certificate.

When the browser downloads the JAR file (during the loading of the applet), Netscape Navigator checks the digital signatures for the class files in the JAR file to verify that the classes have not been modified since they were signed. The browser also gets the public key of the certificate authority (who signed your certificate) from its local database of certificates, and it validates the authority's signature on your digital certificate.

If the applet requests ...

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