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How to set up a security policy server for Flash clients at an IBM i server?

The IBM i host servers are TCP servers that serve clients via stream sockets. This fact allows any programming language that supports stream sockets to cooperate with the IBM i host servers. ActionScript 3.0 (the core programming language of Adobe Flash) supports client sockets and hence has the ability to work with the IBM i host servers. But since the security limitation of Flash, before connecting to a socket server a Flash program need to load a security policy file from the server.

The following are example steps to set up a TCP policy server that listens at a given port and provides policy files to Flash client programs.

Now you can run Flash programs linking with the AS3 classes provided by this subproject to utilize the functionalities exposed by the IBM i hsot servers. Enjoy your IBM i journey! :)


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