Hi there! got some problems.

I've developing a multiplayer game there's a class called userServer, that use a file
to handle all incoming information.
but I can't write to the file for some reasons. here's the code:

 * @(#)userServer.java
 * @author
 * @version 1.00 2011/2/16
import java.awt.*;
import java.io.*;
import java.lang.Integer;
import java.util.ArrayList;

public class userServer {
	public ArrayList<user> Users = new ArrayList<user>();
	public int cnt;
	game3 parent;

	public void load(){
			File file = new File("userlist.txt");
			FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(file);
			BufferedInputStream bis = new BufferedInputStream(fis);
			DataInputStream reader = new DataInputStream(bis);
			String args[];
			int x, y;
				args = reader.readLine().split(" ");
				x = new Integer(args[3]).intValue();
				y = new Integer(args[4]).intValue();
				Users.add(new user(this, args[0], args[1], args[2], x, y));
		}catch(FileNotFoundException e){

		}catch(IOException e){


	public void printBack(){
			FileWriter txt = new FileWriter("userlist.txt");
			BufferedWriter writer = new BufferedWriter(txt);
			for (int i=0; i<Users.size(); i++){
		}catch(IOException e){


	public void Update(){
		Users = new ArrayList<user>();

    public userServer(game3 par) {
    	parent = par;

    public boolean connect(String User, String password){
    	boolean bool=false;
    	String u, p;
    	int xx, yy;
    	for (int i=0; i<Users.size(); i++){
    		if (Users.get(i).username == User && Users.get(i).password == password){

    			xx = Users.get(i).x;
    			yy = Users.get(i).y;
    			u  = Users.get(i).username;
    			p  = Users.get(i).password;
    			Users.set(i, new user(this, u, p, "connected", xx, yy));

    	return bool;
    String n, p, s;
    public void SetXY(String User, int x, int y){
    	for (int i=0; i<Users.size();  i++){
    		if (Users.get(i).username == User && Users.get(i).status == "connected"){
    			n = Users.get(i).username;
    			p = Users.get(i).password;
    			s = Users.get(i).status;
    			Users.set(i, new user(this, n, p, s, x, y));

    public boolean Registry(String Username, String password){
    	boolean nameAlreadyExist = false;
    	boolean isRegistred = false;
    	for (int i=0; i<Users.size(); i++){
    		if (Users.get(i).username == Username){
    			nameAlreadyExist = true;
    	if (!nameAlreadyExist){
    		Users.add(new user(this, Username, password, "connected", 35, 20));
    		isRegistred = true;
    	return isRegistred;

    public void print(Graphics g){
    	for (int i=0; i<Users.size(); i++){
    		if (Users.get(i).status == "connected"){

    public void diconnect(String username){
    	for (int i=0; i<cnt;i++){
    		if (Users.get(i).username == username){
    			user use = Users.get(i);
    			use.status = "disconnected";
    			Users.set(i, use);


when I running it, this is comming up:

--------------------Configuration: game3 - JDK version 1.6.0_20 <Default> - <Default>--------------------
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-1" java.security.AccessControlException: access denied (java.io.FilePermission userlist.txt write)
	at java.security.AccessControlContext.checkPermission(AccessControlContext.java:323)
	at java.security.AccessController.checkPermission(AccessController.java:546)
	at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPermission(SecurityManager.java:532)
	at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkWrite(SecurityManager.java:962)
	at java.io.FileOutputStream.<init>(FileOutputStream.java:169)
	at java.io.FileOutputStream.<init>(FileOutputStream.java:70)
	at java.io.FileWriter.<init>(FileWriter.java:46)
	at userServer.printBack(userServer.java:44)
	at userServer.Update(userServer.java:56)
	at userServer.Registry(userServer.java:111)
	at game3.mouseDown(game3.java:166)
	at java.awt.Component.handleEvent(Component.java:6492)
	at java.awt.Component.postEvent(Component.java:4922)
	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Component.java:4646)
	at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2099)
	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:4460)
	at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:599)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)

I can't understand it, why haven't I access to the file? is it any wrong with my code?

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You wouldn't be running this as an applet, would you?

no, the applet class is another file called game3.java. the game3 class use
userServer so that the users can logging in and play multiplayer with other

Okay, so this is being called in an applet context. That presents a lot of restrictions on file access - think of the program as running in a locked box, inside the jar.
That'll be why you're getting an access control exception.

There are probably ways to do what you want to do, but you might want to spend some time reading up on the restrictions first. Basically, an applet has no access to the local file system, in order to avoid malicious code. One way around this is to get the user to run it as a trusted applet, and there are other tricks - do a bit of reading, and you might get some ideas. If not, let us know what you're trying to do (higher-level than "write a file" - what's the goal?) and maybe someone will have a good idea for you.

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