A policy file extension is associated with the Java policy file format. A global default policy file that is shared by all of the Java programs that run in the Java virtual machine (JVM) on the node.

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the POLICY file extension!

policy icon.policy - Opera policy file

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Software that works with policy file extension

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POLICY file - Java policy data

What is policy file? How to open policy files?

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Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

policy file icon: policy filetype icon

The policy file extension is generally related to Java. The java.policy file is a global default policy file that is shared by all of the Java programs that run in the Java virtual machine (JVM) on the node. A change to the java.policy file is local for the node.

The default Java policy is picked up automatically. Syntax errors in the policy files cause the application server to fail. An updated java.policy file is applied to all the Java programs that run in all the JVMs on the local node. Restart the programs for the updates to take effect. Modifying this file is not recommended.

If a specific change is required to some of the Java programs on a node and the java.policy file requires updating, carefully modify the java.policy file with the policy tool.

Updated: February 28, 2018

The default software associated to policy file type:

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Oracle Corporation logoJava  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

Java is a set of developing applications and specifications used to create software in Java programming language. Java is used on many computing platforms from desktop computers to mobile phones.

Java source code derives much syntax from C and C++ programming language but has a simpler object model. To run applications written in Java the Java runtime environment must be installed on a device.

Java Development Kit (JDK) icon

Oracle Corporation logoJava Development Kit (JDK)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

 JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language.

Help how to open:

Use Java development tool to work with policy files.

How to convert:

It is unlikely that this file type can be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .policy file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open policy file, edit policy file, convert policy file, view policy file, play policy file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting policy files.

  • Open policy file
  • Create policy file
  • Settings policy file
  • Others policy file

Software that open policy file - Java policy data

Programs supporting the exension policy on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Java Development Kit (JDK) for open policy file action.

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