asap.jnlp not working

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Article ID: 131569

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Products

CA Release Automation - Release Operations Center (Nolio) CA Release Automation - DataManagement Server (Nolio)

Issue/Introduction

Launching asap.jnlp results in a window stating:
Java Application Blocked
Application Blocked by Java Security

For security, applications must now meet the requirements for the High or Very HIgh security settings, or be part of the Exception Site List, to be allowed to run. 

Name: Release Automation
Location: http://yourRaServerName:8080
Reason: Your security settings have blocked an application signed with an expired or not-yet-valid certificate from running

Cause

Java Web Start application are being deprecated by Java. Actually, it has been officially deprecated in Java SE 9 and removed in Java SE 11. Recent updates to JRE8 seems to have raised security settings - requiring changes to be made before the java web application can start. 

Environment

Windows 10
JRE 8 updated 171

Resolution

To run the Automation Studio jnlp java web start application you will need to open Java Control Panel and add an exception for your Release Automation Server. This is done by navigating to Java Control Panel -> Security -> Exception Site List.

Here is a screenshot of something similar from my system showing 3 exceptions for my local Release Automation servers.

 

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