05-22-2018 09:14 PM
I believe existing GMSC 2016 JARs expire 2 June 2018. The signing certificate appears to be timestamped, so my understanding is GMSC will continue to operate no problems after 2 June 2018.
05-22-2018 06:39 AM
In your statement "I believe existing GMSC 2016 JARs expire 2 June 2018" am I correct to assume you mean the certiccate expires?
In J2SE 5.0, the Java Plug-in was enhanced to check signature timestamps (if available) when validating JAR files. The Java Plug-in will no longer present a dialog when it encounters an expired or revoked certificate when validating a signed jar, provided that the signature timestamp confirms that the signature was generated prior to the expiration or revocation date.
The TSA's certificate must be available from the Plug-in's keystore or certificate stores when the Plug-in is validating a JAR file containing a signature timestamp.
So the expiration of the JAR files is dependant on the Timestamp and not on the signing certificate expiry.
I haven't checked the 2016 jar file specifically for the dates.