I would like to create an applet with the ability to save/read files from a certain directory on the client node and to also be able to share the clipboard between the applet and the system. Although from my reading it looks like there are two options 1) Sign the applets giving full control to the application as if it were any other local application, or 2) Leave the applet unsigned and have the user configure their policy files.
Is there a way to allow my applet to have only partial control without having the user need to edit their policy file? May sound like a strange requirement but my user wants to ensure that I don't have free reign over the client pc but I do need to be able to create files somewhere on their node. With many clients editing the policies is not an option.