Application Packaging Developer's Guide

Signed Packages Creation

The process of creating signed packages involves three basic steps:

  1. Creating an unsigned, directory-format package.

  2. Importing the signing certificate, CA certificates, and private key into the package keystore.

  3. Signing the package from Step 1 with the certificates from Step 2.

Note –

The packaging tools do not create certificates. These certificates must be obtained from a Certificate Authority, such as Verisign or Thawte.

Each step for creating signed packages is described in the following procedures.