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Sign Windows 8 apps
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
- Obtain a PKCS12 certificate.
- Export the PKCS12 certificate as a PFX file.
- Place this certificate on your hard disk.
- 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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