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Old 13th May 2014, 14:30   #1
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Smile How to sign NSIS installer for Free and imbed the digital signature, Please Enter

Hello All and Hey Anders,

I am a noobish developer. I created a windows app and I packaged it using NSIS.

The problem is when the user wants to install my app in win7/8 .. he sees "Unknown Publisher"

and that is bad .. it makes my app look like illegitimate.

Before posting this thread, I searched about this in many places.. here in the forum, StackOverFlow and in MSDN .. and I couldn't find any step-by-step tutorial .. just excerpts of information..

I know I need a digital signature certificate ..

I found some vendors who sell this service but I don"t have money to buy a certificate..

SO, I need to create my own ..

How to do this? please give me step-by-step instructions .. it's doesn"t need to be soo detailed.. just give me where to go ..where to look .. what I need...

and how to imbed this certificate in NSIS


Please help me.
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Old 13th May 2014, 15:11   #2
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While it is possible to create a self-signed certificate, it is not going to help you because Windows only trusts certificates from a limited number of sources/companies and they all cost money.

For some of the more low level things in Windows a certificate from VeriSign is required and no other vendor is acceptable! This whole system of "trust" is pretty hopeless but it is what you are stuck with on a platform like Windows. $$$ is king...

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Old 13th May 2014, 16:58   #3
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While it is possible to create a self-signed certificate, it is not going to help you because Windows only trusts certificates from a limited number of sources/companies and they all cost money.

For some of the more low level things in Windows a certificate from VeriSign is required and no other vendor is acceptable! This whole system of "trust" is pretty hopeless but it is what you are stuck with on a platform like Windows. $$$ is king...
Thank you Anders for clarifying this to me .. the situation is really hopeless

Okay ... I will postpone this until gaining some money.

I still have some issues with NSIS .. I willl post them later ..

Thanks again,
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