Archive for April 19, 2013

Managing Safari’s Java whitelist

April 19, 2013 7 comments

Safari 6.0.4 and later (for Mac OS X 10.7.x and 10.8.x), and 5.1.9 and later (for Mac OS X 10.6.x) now prompts you to enable the Java browser plug-in on a website-by-website basis. When a Java applet is allowed, it is added to a whitelist in Safari’s Security settings.

This was going to be an issue at my workplace, as we have a couple of applications that rely on Java applets running through the browser. To help fix this and manage the Safari Java whitelist, I’ve written a couple of scripts. These scripts are designed to add websites to Safari’s Java whitelist without overwriting existing entries. For more details, see below the jump.

Update – 10-22-2013: These scripts do not work to manage the Java whitelist on Safari 6.1 and higher. If you are using either of these scripts, please do not use them with Safari 6.1 or higher on Mountain Lion or Mavericks as they may cause Safari to crash.

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Categories: Java, Mac OS X, Scripting
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