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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8187282

Remove policytool

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    • Type: CSR
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Approved
    • Fix Version/s: 10
    • Component/s: security-libs
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    • Compatibility Kind:
      binary
    • Compatibility Risk:
      minimal
    • Compatibility Risk Description:
      A survey on security-dev on its usage only revealed one user (IcedTea's PolicyEditor). Most users edit policy files as a text file directly and policytool does not really provide much additional function.
    • Interface Kind:
      add/remove command in $JDK/bin
    • Scope:
      JDK

      Description

      Summary

      Remove policytool.

      Problem

      Policytool is an old tool with a clunky legacy UI and is not widely used. It was already deprecated in JDK 9 with forRemoval = true.

      Solution

      Remove the jdk.policytool module, which contains policytool.

      Remove related man pages and tooldoc.

      Specification

      There are no specification changes.

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              Assignee:
              weijun Weijun Wang
              Reporter:
              weijun Weijun Wang
              Reviewed By:
              Alan Bateman, Sean Mullan
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