Windows code signing

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at mac.com
Fri Jan 14 15:05:23 EST 2011


The renewal is for the ability to sign apps. Once an executable is signed it is signed forever. 

If you make a new standalone that will need to be signed. 

Bill

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On Jan 14, 2011, at 11:14 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Whoa a one time fee? I thought the certificate was a one year certificate?
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> On Jan 14, 2011, at 10:51 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> 
>> Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> 
>>> This is one of the reasons we did not switch to Vista or Windows 7.
>>> In XP signing was optional. In Vista and 7 it is mandatory. This is
>>> akin to malware infecting your computer and then charging you for a
>>> utility to "fix" it. It's only slightly better in that it will run
>>> without continually nagging you and getting in your way. But it's
>>> still an abominable practice.
>> 
>> Personally, I think that's one of the thing MS did well.
>> 
>> Security is a real issue on all OSes, and this provide one way to certify that an app is what it says it is for just a one-time fee, without having to give up 30% of your annual income to the OS vendor in perpetuity. ;)
>> 
>> I wish that was an option for OS X as well.
>> 
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