Backup and Restore code signing keys manually

Back up your signing credentials

  1. Navigate to the folder that contains your code signing credentials.
  2. Copy the following files to a backup file location:
    • barsigner.csk
    • <yourkeyname>.p12

      The default file name for the developer certificate is author.p12

Restore your signing credentials

Before you begin: Before restoring your BlackBerry ID token and developer certificates, make sure that you back up and remove any existing BlackBerry ID token and developer certificates.

  1. Navigate to the current file location for your signing credentials.
  2. Copy the following files from your backup file location to the default file location:
    • barsigner.csk
    • <yourkeyname>.p12

      The default filename for the developer certificate is author.p12

Default location for code signing keys

By default, your BlackBerry ID token and developer certificates are stored in a central location in your profile directory and used by all BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR development tools. The default locations of these files vary based on operating system and are outlined in the following table.

In a Windows XP environment, the default %HOMEPATH% is C:\Documents and Settings\<username>. In a Windows Vista and Windows 7 environment, the default %HOMEPATH% is C:\Users\<username>.

Operating System

Default location

Windows XP

%HOMEPATH%\Local Settings\Application Data\Research In Motion

Windows Vista, Windows 7and Windows 8

%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Research In Motion

Mac OS

~/Library/Research In Motion

UNIX and Linux

~/.rim

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