I am trying to administer my Western Digital MyBookLife home network drive, using the Java based admin console provided by WD. The console is a web application served up from the drive itself.

However, since I upgraded to Java 8, the Mac is preventing me from loading the page (a Java applet), which is on my network at

I opened the Java console and added to my trusted network site list, however it is still rejecting me.

The message says

Application Blocked by Java Security
Name: WDTester
Reason: Your security settings have blocked an untrusted application from running.

Also, I am getting another prompt that says again "Application Blocked by Java Security" but this time it says reason: Your security settings have blocked an application signed with an expired or not-yet-valid certificate from running

I see in the Java Control Panel the exception site list containing my host, as specified above (I also added the same with https protocol, and I also added localhost just to be sure.) But for some reason, it is ignoring the exceptions.

What to do??

  • what version is your WD MBL? – tron_jones Dec 26 '14 at 15:58
  • I don't know. I can't get in to the admin page, and it is not marked on the case. I am trying to upgrade the firmware, but it also requires the admin page – Victor Grazi Dec 26 '14 at 16:12
  • Have you tried the WD MY Cloud.app for Mac? I don't believe it relies on Java. support.wdc.com/product/… – tron_jones Dec 26 '14 at 16:16
  • Are you using Safari ?? - if Yes, then try to set your local site to unsafe mode, as described here: support.apple.com/en-us/HT202819 – Rene Larsen Dec 26 '14 at 16:45

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