000027905 - Enabling the ability to cut or copy and paste text in the RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance workflow editor

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000027905
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Via Lifecycle and Governance, Identity Management and Governance

RSA Version/Condition: Pre 7.0 versions

IssueWhen trying to cut or copy and paste text to and from the workflow editor, workflow content won't go to the clipboard.
CauseOracle has tightened the default security starting on the release of the Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 in February 2011, not allowing Java’s clipboard to interact with the system’s clipboard.  Copy and paste from the system clipboard was deemed a security hole and disabled.  Copy and paste BETWEEN applets works.  But if you try to use something from main clipboard, it can't be copied in.  
Workaround Follow the steps below to create a custom Java security policy file which enables access to the system clipboard again.  
  1. First, locate your local Java Security Policy file. The file is named java.policy and should be in the lib\security folder of your Java installation. On Windows 7, it can be found at C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\lib\security.
  2. Copy this file to the user's home folder (e. g., C:\Users\<user id>).
  3. Rename the file to .java.policy.  Note the period at the beginning of the file name.
  4. Edit the file in a text editor. Locate the line of text
    // "standard" properties that can be read by anyone

  5. Add the following line just below this line.
    // "standard" properties that can be read by anyone
    permission java.awt.AWTPermission "accessClipboard";

  6. Save and close the file.
  7. Close any open browsers and ensure that Java is not running before testing.