Issue

Adobe has created a hot fix to address the forthcoming expiry of the CFForm applets in ColdFusion MX 7, 8 and 9.  

When the certificate has expired, the user will receive a warning that the security certificate has expired, although if they click to ignore the warning the applet will continue to function.  

Replacing the existing applet with the one below will suppress this warning.  The current certificates are due to expire on the 20th May 2010 for ColdFusion MX 7 and the 21st May 2010 for ColdFusion 8 and 9.

Solution

The steps to install the updated applet are:

  1. Download the cfapplets_cps_84585.zip file containing the updated JAR file (91 kB).
  2. Unzip the file using the compression program of your choice.
  3. Back up the existing cfapplets.jar file, located in web_root/CFIDE/classes folder
  4. Place the new cfapplets.jar in the above location.

If you have the Multi Server or J2EE version of ColdFusion, these steps will need to be completed for each instance.

NOTE: The new applet has been signed using a method which means it will be valid from now on and will not expire in the future.

Additional Information

Users who have a cached version of the older applet may need to clear their Java cache to download the newer version.   This can be done via the Java Control panel.   Further details can be found on how to achieve this at the following web page java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml

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