8.2.1 Set 'Java permissions' to 'Enabled:High safety'


This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this
policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Select Custom to control
permissions settings individually. Low Safety enables applets to perform all
operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory
outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe
and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety
enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If
you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy
setting, the permission is set to Medium Safety. The recommended state for this setting is-
Enabled-High safety.


Java applications could contain malicious code.


To establish the recommended configuration via Group Policy, set the following UI path to

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet
Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Page\Intranet Zone\Java permissionsThen set the Java permissions option to High safety.

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