Request a code signing key
A code signing key is required to test your app on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or BlackBerry 10 device and to publish your app to the BlackBerry World storefront. This key is free, and you can request it from Research In Motion.
You will use this key to create a developer certificate that is used to sign the apps that you repackage for the BlackBerry Tablet OS or BlackBerry 10. Before you can distribute an app for use on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or BlackBerry 10 device, you must first sign your app. Signing your app adds cryptographic hash values to your application package, and helps to verify the integrity and authenticity of your application to other users and to the BlackBerry Tablet OS and BlackBerry 10. You can also use the code signing key to generate a debug token, which you can use to test your apps on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or BlackBerry 10 device before you publish and distribute them.
To request the code signing keys, visit https://www.blackberry.com/SignedKeys. Make sure you choose a PIN that you'll remember, because you'll need it later when you register your code signing key.
- a RIM Development Key (RDK) file
- a BlackBerry PlayBook or BlackBerry 10 debug token (PBDT) file
You'll use the .csj files to register with Research In Motion so that you can create a certificate, which you'll use to sign apps, and create debug tokens, which allow you to test unsigned apps on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or BlackBerry 10 device.