"Unable to launch the application." error when logging into the Director management console

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When attempting to log into the Director management console you may receive an error message with the following text:

Unable to launch the application.

Name: Director Management Console

Publisher: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

From: https://IP-ADDRESS:8085


Clicking on the Details button reveals the following error:

Error: Found unsigned entry in resource: https://IP-ADDRESS:8085/lib/jdom.jar


This issue is caused by Java caching being disabled on your workstation.

To resolve this issue follow these steps:

  • Go to the Windows Start Menu > Control Panel
  • Open the Java control panel applet
  • In the General tab click the Settings button
  • Ensure that the checkbox labeled Keep Temporary files on my computer is checked

After this is done, restart your web browser and try logging into the Director management console again - the issue should be resolved at this point.

Additional Information
Bug Number
InQuira Doc IdKB4564

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First Published      10/01/2014
Last Modified      08/17/2016
Last Published      08/17/2016
Article Audience
Product      Director
Software      Director 5.4, Director 5.5, Director 6.1
Article Number      000014228
Summary      Issue attempting to login to the DMC caused by the java cache being disabled on the workstation.
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