You can sign the generated application client JAR file for an application any time after you have deployed the application. As you deploy the application, you can specify the asadmin deploy command's --retrieve option or select the Generate RMIStubs option on the EJB Modules deployment page in the Administration Console. Doing either of these tasks returns a copy of the generated application client JAR file to a directory you specify. Or, after you have deployed an application, you can download the generated application client JAR file using the asadmin get-client-stubs command.
Once you have a copy of the generated application client JAR file, you can sign it using the jarsigner tool and your certificate. Then place the signed JAR file in the domain-dir/java-web-start/app-name directory. You do not need to restart the server to start using the new signed JAR file.