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Flash Security

The issue of local Flash Security comes up so often, we thought a post describing the issue and how  you can configure your local PC would be valuable to our readers.

The issue:

In Adobe Flash Player 9 and later, certain types of local content are restricted. Adobe put this in placed as a protection for accessing data on your computer and sending it to the Internet without your knowledge or consent. This often causes Flash movies to not display on your local computer in a web browser, such as when you are creating Adobe Captivate or Flash movies. The security issue does NOT affect end-users from viewing your Flash movies when they are posted on a web server and accessed in a web browser using “http:” addresses.

The fix:

You will need to edit your security settings for Flash on your local computer via the “Flash Player Global Security Settings.” You can Google “flash global security” or visit Adobe’s official Flash Player Settings Manager website for more information.

Follow these steps to adjust your Flash Player Global Security Settings:

  1. Open the Adobe Flash Player Setting Manager website.
  2. Click Always Allow.
  3. Click Edit locations drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add Location.
  5. Click Browse for Folder.
  6. Browse to the appropriate folder on your PC where your published Captivate movie and Menu Wizard files are located.
    Hint: If all of your projects are worked on within the My Documents folder, you can select your “My Documents” folder. All the subfolders under My Documents will be trusted. This saves you time as you will not have to adjust the security settings for a folder for each Captivate project.
  7. Click OK.

We suggest adjusting the security settings for the ‘My Documents’ folder. This way, you can adjust the security once and each Flash project published within My Documents will not require a security adjustment.