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Sign Windows 8 apps


Overview


Windows 8 apps should be digitally signed before users install them. IBM Worklight provides a default certificate for signing Windows 8 apps that can be used for development and test purposes. For production, obtain a certificate from a certificate authority and install it.

You can sign Windows 8 apps only on Windows systems.


Sign a Windows 8 app for production distribution

  1. Obtain a PKCS12 certificate.

  2. Export the PKCS12 certificate as a PFX file.

  3. Place this certificate on your hard disk.

  4. Set the <certificate> subelement under the <windows8> element in the application descriptor.

      <certificate PFXFilePath="/path/to/certificate/file" 
                   password="PFX_cert_password"/>
      

    Path can either be relative to the root of the application, or an absolute path.


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