Changing the JRE

Use the procedures below to configure the Web Transfer Server and User Manager to use a different Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Notes:

  • Each time you upgrade your JRE, you need to apply the unlimited strength policy files to the new JRE.
  • Each time you upgrade Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition or apply a hotfix, you need to repeat the changes to the properties files.

Apply the Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files to your JRE

  1. Go to the Java SE Downloads page.
  2. Download the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file and locate the following two policy files.

    local_policy.jar

    US_export_policy.jar

  4. Replace the existing limited strength policy files (located in <java-home>\jre\lib\security) with the unlimited strength policy files. For example:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\jre\lib\security

Note: You need to repeat this procedure each time you upgrade your JRE. If you use automatic updates, JRE updates will continue to use the same default folder (C:\Program Files\Java\jre7), and each new version will overwrite any changes you made to the prior version. Java Development Kit (JDK) updates, which include the JRE, use a different folder for each update (for example C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25).

Edit the properties files and restart the servers

  1. Locate the configuration properties file (container.conf) for both the User Manager and the Web Transfer Server:

    <install path>\UserManager\conf\container.conf

    <install path>\WebTransfer\conf\container.conf

  2. Open each of these files in a text editor and locate the wrapper.java.command parameter. Edit this parameter to specify the full path to the java command (without the .exe extension) in your JRE. For example:

    wrapper.java.command=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\bin\java

  3. Restart both servers. (Start and Stop the User Manager Server, Start and Stop the Web Transfer Server)

Note: You need to repeat this procedure each time you upgrade Reflection for Secure IT Web Edition or apply a hotfix.