Installing the unlimited strength policy files to allow integration with Absolute Manage in 8.1

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    Details

    The latest installation methods of Absolute Service make it easy to avoid this need but if using legacy manual war file method, a message may present itself when trying to access the advanced AMIE integration options for AM, about needing compatible security policy files to integrate. This article covers what needs to be done.


    Resolution

    If going to the Setup > AMIE > Advanced > Absolute Manage tab presents this, or a similar, message, then this article documents how to fix this:

    The java security policy files in use are not compatible with the encryption requirements
    of Absolute Manage. Unlimited strength policy files (local_policy.jar & US_export_policy.jar)
    can be downloaded from the Java website and should be placed in the JVM security folder:
    /usr/local/jdk1.8.0_05/jre/lib/security

    The Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files need to be downloaded from the Oracle Java website.

    These should be listed under, their downloads page, which at the time of writing is found here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

    Make sure the version number suffix matches the version of the JDK in use there so in the example above, it would be 8, that we would need.

    The files can be extracted and the local_policy.jar & US_export_policy.jar files need to be copied to the jre/lib/security folder, under the jdk folder in use.

    After doing this, the application server service (eg Tomcat or Absolute Service process) needs to be restarted. This will interrupt all users sessions so may need to be arranged at a suitable time.