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  Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   GregO
   Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   Chris Little
    Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   Stan Busk
     Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   Chris Little
      Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   GregO
   Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   Giovanni
   Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows   -   Thom McGrath

Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 02:28 (Thu, 31 Jul 2008 21:28:11 -0400)
From: GregO
So I know that the RB IDE is signed, so I'm assuming it's possible,
but has anyone here actually done it? I've got a customer who's gonna
ask one of these days and I'd like to know what I'm talking about.

If anyone has a link to a good reference about this, that'd be
helpful too.

Greg

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Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 02:37 (Thu, 31 Jul 2008 21:37:49 -0400)
From: Chris Little
on 7/31/08 9:28 PM, GregO at <email address removed> wrote:

> So I know that the RB IDE is signed, so I'm assuming it's possible,
> but has anyone here actually done it? I've got a customer who's gonna
> ask one of these days and I'd like to know what I'm talking about.
>
> If anyone has a link to a good reference about this, that'd be
> helpful too.

We sign our applications and installers.

First you need to buy a certificate from a recognized authority. We use
VeriSign but there are less expensive authorities. The actual signing
process is trivial. VeriSign has a nice knowledge base article on it.

http://tinyurl.com/6adzul

Chris


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Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 07:10 (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:10:08 +0200)
From: Stan Busk
Hi,

You can purchase the certificate from any of the following companies:

Thawte http://www.thawte.com/code-signing/index.html
Verisign http://www.verisign.com/products-services/security-services/code-signing/digital-ids-code-signing/index.html
Comodo http://www.instantssl.com/code-signing/
GeoTrust http://www.geotrust.com/products/signing_services/code_signing_microsoft_authenticode.asp
GlobalSign http://www.globalsign.com/developer/code-signing-certificate/index.htm

I personally use a Thawte certificate.

> First you need to buy a certificate from a recognized authority.

Stan

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Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 12:05 (Fri, 01 Aug 2008 07:05:53 -0400)
From: Chris Little
on 8/1/08 2:10 AM, Stan Busk at <email address removed> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> You can purchase the certificate from any of the following companies:
>
> Thawte http://www.thawte.com/code-signing/index.html
> Verisign
> http://www.verisign.com/products-services/security-services/code-signing/digit
> al-ids-code-signing/index.html
> Comodo http://www.instantssl.com/code-signing/
> GeoTrust
> http://www.geotrust.com/products/signing_services/code_signing_microsoft_authe
> nticode.asp
> GlobalSign
> http://www.globalsign.com/developer/code-signing-certificate/index.htm
>
> I personally use a Thawte certificate.

The possible list of authorities is much larger. For Windows code signing
you can use anyone who is a member of Microsoft's Root Certificate Program
and supports code signing certificates. The only challenge is that some of
them will have required the end-user to have downloaded a root certificate
update.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995347.aspx

Thawte is a good choice. We use certificates from them for most things but
our Verisign certificate predates our Thawte purchases.

Chris


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Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 14:11 (Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:11:03 -0400)
From: GregO
Thanks for your help everybody. I should be an "expert" when they ask
later this month...

;-)

Greg

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Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 06:40 (Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:40:34 -0700)
From: Giovanni
Signing is a method to identify the executable to a company or
individual.

You're client may need to get the certs in their name. That is if they
need the app to be signed and them to appear as the person/company
identified in the cert.

If they dont mind having YOU be identified, then you get the cert
yourself.

JUST REMEMBER. Some signings take time and require a lot of documents
to prove that you are who you are.

Kind regards,

Giovanni
<email address removed>


On Jul 31, 2008, at 6:28 PM, GregO wrote:

> So I know that the RB IDE is signed, so I'm assuming it's possible,
> but has anyone here actually done it? I've got a customer who's
> gonna ask one of these days and I'd like to know what I'm talking
> about.
>
> If anyone has a link to a good reference about this, that'd be
> helpful too.
>
> Greg
>
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Re: Signing Realbasic Apps for Windows
Date: 01.08.08 08:01 (Fri, 1 Aug 2008 03:01:06 -0400)
From: Thom McGrath
Yes, the process is a complete (but understandable) pain. My only beef
is that (at least when I had a certificate) I had to jump through the
same original hoops each year in order to renew. I can understand the
original verification, but after that, Things should get simpler. In
my case, I had recently moved so my address on my credit card
statement didn't match that of my ID nor my domain, so I couldn't get
mine renewed.

On Aug 1, 2008, at 1:40 AM, Giovanni wrote:

> JUST REMEMBER. Some signings take time and require a lot of
> documents to prove that you are who you are.