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Chapter 13
Signed Scripts

For additional functionality, scripts can gain access to restricted information. This is achieved through signed scripts that request expanded privileges. The digital signature allows the user to confirm the validity of the certificate used to sign the script. It also allows the user to ensure that the script hasn't been tampered with since it was signed. The user then can decide whether to grant privileges based on the validated identity of the certificate owner and validated integrity of the script.

For information on signed scripts in JavaScript 1.2, see JavaScript Security in Communicator 4.0

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