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Adobe Flash Player 3.4 and https

New Here ,
May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019

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Is it possible to have an application built with Adobe Flash Player 3.4 to also work with HTTPS and not just HTTP?

I have no experience with this technology and am new in a project that was done with this technology. We do not have the resources, time or money to upgrade to a new version.

Is it possible without a big effort to allow the application to work over HTTPS and not HTTP?

Cheers,

Ana

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Advisor ,
May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019

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do you manage computers on the same private network?

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New Here ,
May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019

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Yes we do.

We already tried to implement it using the corresponding domain definition and SSL Certificates. In the infrastructure we have control but when we try to use our application we get an error because internally in the Flash Player is always using a http link that we do not seem to be able to "skip" or convert into https.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019

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Hi,

Why are you using such an older version of Adobe Flash Player? We do not recommend installing older versions of Adobe Flash Player.

Thanks!

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Advisor ,
May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019

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why not to isolate let's say 1% of your computer park and install a flash update deployment to the version that accept https and see if it works? you can request a distribution license to Adobe here

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution.html

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New Here ,
May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019

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Hi,

Unfortunately this application was developed many, many years ago and the development team did not keep it up to date. It was already decided to not invest anymore in the application rather develop a new one with new technology. This already took place and this would not have been a big problem anymore if the new one was ready to be deployed. The fact is we have a not finished application that can not be deployed at the client site and the client is asking us to guarantee that our application is secure and working with https instead of http.

In our strategy we do not want to spend a lot of time by migrating the application to a newer version of Flash Player, rather we want to find a quick solution for a couple of months maximum, to be ready with the new application.

Unfortunately we tried to build a workaround to use https from the entry point and internally work as is, but we are unable because it seems that regardless from where we come into the application there is always a http call internally that we can not change.

I am trying our last option to see if we find a workaround.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019

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I'm stuck on the Flash Player 3.4 thing.  Is this a C++ application that embeds an ancient ActiveX control or something?  Are you maybe conflating Flash Player and Adobe AIR, or maybe another product in the Flash ecosystem?

Flash Player 3 was released in 1998.  At that point, it was a vector animation player that didn't support scripting.  It was built for Windows XP.

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