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Re: Windows nightly certificate



Thanks for taking care of this.  It seems like a lot of work just to
have signed nightly windows builds.



On 12/25/2017 07:09 PM, Simon Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> On 23.12.2017 21:00, Dominik B. wrote:
>> it seems there are some issues with signing the windows nightly builds.
>> At least for me windows warns me about an unknown publisher.
> Yes, rules for code signing certificates have changed, and it is
> difficult to get a cert that is usable for nightly builds.
> There is only one company still offering code signing certificates to
> individuals (all others require a registered company), and only one
> company offering "non-EV" certificates that work without a smartcard,
> but none that offers both.
> Current plan:
>  - yell on the Microsoft forums about the problem
>  - get my attorney and tax advisor into the same room and have them
> prepare the paperwork for an EV certificate
>  - sign nightlies manually until a better solution pops up
> A possible better solution would be to prepare an installer package that
> installs a test signing certificate — there seems to be a provision for
> code signing certificates that can only be used for specific "product"
> GUIDs, specifically to allow people to distribute test builds, but
> documentation on that is scarce and assumes that all machines that the
> program will be tested on are part of the same Windows administrative
> domain.
>    Simon
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