Create JNLP File for Java Application


How to create a JNLP file for my Java application? I have my application packaged in an executable JAR file.

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If you have your application packaged in an executable JAR file, you can follow this tutorial to create a JNLP file to launch the application:

1. Create a JNLP file, HelloJavaWs.jnlp for the application:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- Copyright (c) -->
<jnlp spec="1.0+">
      <title>Hello JavaWS</title>
      <jar href="/HelloJavaWs.jar" main="true" />
       name="Hello JavaWS Application"

2. Try to run it with JavaWS:

fyicenter> javaws HelloJavaWs.jnlp

You see a security message displayed:

Application Blocked by Java Security

For security, applications must meet the requirements for the High or Very High
security settings, or be part of the Exception Site list, to be allowed to run.

Name: Hello JavaWS
Location: file://
Reason: Your security settings have blocked a local application from running.

So JavaWS default security does not allow you to run applications from local machine.

See the next tutorial on publishing the application on a Web server.

The picture below shows you the "Application Blocked by Java Security" error window:
Application Blocked by Java Security Error


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