Create a BlackBerry ID token

A BlackBerry ID token is required to test your app on a BlackBerry 10 device and to publish your app to the BlackBerry World storefront. To create a token:

  1. Log in to BlackBerry ID, or log in through the BlackBerry Development Setup Wizard in the IDE.

    If you have already obtained your BlackBerry ID token, when you run the BlackBerry Development Setup Wizard, you can browse to where the .zip file was downloaded during the Signing Registration section of the setup.

  2. Type and confirm the password you want to use for your BlackBerry ID token, and then click Get Token.

    If you forget this password, we won't be able to retrieve or reset it for you. You will need to create a new BlackBerry ID token.

  3. Download and save the BlackBerry ID keystore file.

    The BlackBerry ID token has been saved in your Downloads folder as “bbidtoken.csk”.

The BlackBerry ID token is included in the keystore file you just downloaded. This token is used by the BlackBerry Signing Authority service for authentication. Additionally, your app must be signed by the developer certificate, which is created independently. 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 10 OS. You can also use the BlackBerry ID token to generate a debug token, which you can use to test your apps on a BlackBerry 10 device before you publish and distribute them.

If a barsigner.db or barsigner.csk file exists on your machine, you will not have the BlackBerry ID option through the IDE wizard. Through command-line tools, you can link a BlackBerry ID account to your current signing authority account. For more information, go to Link a BlackBerry ID account to a signing authority account.

Your BlackBerry ID token is valid for one year. When it expires, you need to create a new one.

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