I am at home on my macbook pro trying to administer my Western Digital MyBookLife home network drive, using the Java based admin console. (I just switched from Optimum to Verizon, and the drive is now rejecting me, so I assume something in the admin has changed)
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 192.168.1.2
I opened the Java console from Mac preferences and added
[http://192.168.1.2](http://192.168.1.2%60) to my trusted network site list, however it is still rejecting me.
The message says
Application Blocked by Java Security
Reason: Your security settings have blocked an untrusted application from running.
When I click past that I get 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 does indeed contain 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 and failing to load.
I tried this on Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, all with the exact same failed result.
What to do??