policyeditor(1)             General Commands Manual            policyeditor(1)

       policyeditor - view and modify security policy settings for javaws and
       the browser plugin

       policyeditor [-file] policy_file [-codebase] url

       policyeditor is a GUI application with small command line support to
       view and edit applet security policy settings used by the icedtea-web
       implementation of javaws and the browser plugin. It is intended as a
       simpler, easier to use, and more accessible alternative to the standard
       JDK Policy Tool. Administrators and power users who need fine grained
       control over policy files should probably use Policy Tool instead of

       If executed without any arguments, no file is opened, and saving the
       file will result in a prompt on where to save it. Otherwise, if a file
       path is given as a command line argument, then that file path will be
       opened and parsed as a policy file.

       -help  Prints a short help text and exits.

       -file policy_file
              Specifies a policy file path to open. If exactly one argument is
              given, and it is not this flag, it is interpreted as a file path
              to open, as if this flag was given first. This flag exists
              mostly for compatibility with Policy Tool, but is also needed
              when opening a policy file and also using the -codebase flag.

       -codebase url
              Specifies an applet codebase URL. If the specified codebase
              already exists in the policy file (if any), then it will be
              selected when the editor opens. If it is a new codebase then it
              will be added and selected. Multiple URLs may also be given with
              a single -codebase flag by separating them with spaces. In this
              case, the last codebase given will be selected, and all will be
              added. If this flag is given more than once, only the first is

              Show the GUI editor

       policyeditor -file $HOME/.config/icedtea-web/security/java.policy
              Opens the default user-level policy file location

       $HOME/.config/icedtea-web/security/java.policy the default user-level
       policy file location

       There aren't any known bugs. If you come across one, please file it at

       Written and maintained by the IcedTea contributors.

       policytool(1), javaws(1), java(1)

                                  10 Mar 2014                  policyeditor(1)