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Archived:Problems in requesting optional API access with MIDlet-Permissions-Opt (Known Issue)

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Tested with
Devices(s): Nokia N95 (firmware version 10.0.018)
and Nokia 6290 (firmware versions 3.03 and 3.04)
CompatibilityArticle
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (04 Jun 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (22 Oct 2013)

Description

A signed MIDlet can request API permissions in the JAD and manifest files with the MIDlet-Permissions attribute. In addition, the MIDlet can request optional permissions (i.e., permissions, which it would like to have, but which are not absolutely necessary for the MIDlet to work) with the MIDlet-Permissions-Opt attribute.

When the MIDlet requests optional permissions on certain Nokia N95 and Nokia 6290 devices (look for the list of firmware versions above), the permissions are not granted and accessing those APIs will throw SecurityException instead.

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