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Harald Holzmann




Posts: 37
Joined: 2017-08-08
Hello,

I want to sign my Add-On so that it is verified (When listed under IE Settings -> Manage Add-Ons). Can you please explain the exact way and steps how to create/generate/obtain the certificate and how to config your Visual Studio 2017 Add-On project to sign it successfully.

Which certificate do I have to buy and where?

Thanks,
Harald
Posted 12 Oct, 2017 03:18:22 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Posts: 7187
Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Harald,

Please read the following article devoted to code signing: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/dashboard/get-a-code-signing-certificate

To sign your project you just need to select your certificate in the 'Signing Options' dialog of Add-in Express (right click on the project node in Solution Explorer and choose 'Add-in Express -> Signing Options') and rebuild the project.
To sign .msi and .exe files you can use signtool.exe: https://msdn.microsoft.com/ru-ru/library/8s9b9yaz(v=vs.110).aspx
Posted 12 Oct, 2017 06:03:52 Top
Harald Holzmann




Posts: 37
Joined: 2017-08-08
Hello Sergey,

can you please clearify which type of certificate do i need? Standart code signing certificate or Extended validation code singing certificates?

Thanks and kind regards,
Harald
Posted 09 Nov, 2017 09:45:26 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Posts: 7187
Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Harald,

It's up to you to decide. You can use both certificates to sign your add-on.
Posted 09 Nov, 2017 09:59:40 Top