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Mindterm Java Applet in Google Chrome Browser

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Affected users:
End users using a Google Chrome browser accessing a company’s web content through a Mindterm applet (Java based plugin).
 
Issue: 
Google Chrome has a phased plan to remove the support for all Java based plugins using the NPAPI platform. As Mindterm is built on Java using the NPAPI platform, end users accessing web sites through a Mindterm applet will be affected by this phased removal of support of NPAPI plugins making it difficult for users to use the Mindterm applet. Please note that in September 2015 Google Chrome (version 45) will permanently remove NPAPI support from Chrome making all installed extensions that require NPAPI plugins, including Mindterm, unable to load in Google Chrome as of that date. Please see full details of Google’s announcement of their support of NPAPI plugins at https://www.chromium.org/developers/npapi-deprecation. For additional information about NPAPI plugins, please visit commonly available information sites including https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI
 
Resolution: 
Mindterm currently does not have a plan to change its Java based coding. We recommend using alternative methods in which to access the Mindterm client as listed below:
 
Alternate connection options:
Java has recommended alternate solutions to continue to use NPAPI plugins. The full recommendations can be found at https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml the most recommended solution being the use of alternate browsers that continues to support NPAPI plugins.
 
Mindterm provides additional alternatives including the following:
  1. Install a Mindterm client directly on the end users’ desktop. The Mindterm client is a part of the Mindterm software distribution package provided to customers. More details of the Mindterm client can be found at https://www.cryptzone.com/products/secure-access/mindterm
  2. Mindterm also has a standalone application that can be used from the Chrome browser called the MindTerm Web Start client. The use of this client depends on how it is implemented within an html code set up.  As an example, a hyperlink or button within a web page can be created to execute the Web Start client as an alternative for Chrome users.
 
An example of html code to call the Mindterm Web Start client setup for a web site. http://www.example.com with files
 
mindterm/mindterm.html (see below)
mindterm/mindterm.jar (grab from MT dist)
mindterm/mindterm.jnlp (see below)
 
 
<!DOCTYPE html><html><body>
<h3>MindTerm example</h3>
<p><a href="/mindterm/mindterm.jnlp">Launch MindTerm</a></p>
</body></html>
 
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<jnlp
  spec="1.0+"
  codebase="http://www.example.com/mindterm/"
  href="mindterm.jnlp">
 
  <information>
    <title>MindTerm</title>
    <vendor>Cryptzone Group AB</vendor>
    <homepage href="http://www.cryptzone.com/"/>
    <icon href="mt128.gif" width="128" height="128"/>
    <icon href="mt64.gif" width="64" height="64"/>
    <icon href="mt32.gif" width="32" height="32"/>
    <icon href="mt.ico" kind="shortcut"/>
    <offline-allowed/>
    <shortcut online="true">
      <desktop/>
    </shortcut>
  </information>
 
  <security>
      <all-permissions/>
  </security>
 
  <resources>
    <j2se version="1.5+"/>
    <jar href="mindterm.jar" main="true"/>
  </resources>
 
  <application-desc main-class="com.mindbright.application.MindTerm"/>
</jnlp>
 
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