Configure your application signing using Powerflasher FDT

You can use the BlackBerry Deployment Setup Wizard in FDT to create to automatically configure your application signing. For more information, see Configure your development environment.

Configure application signing manually

If you do not use the BlackBerry Deployment Setup Wizard mentioned above, the following steps help you manually configure your computer to sign applications. You should perform these steps once.

  1. On the Window menu, click Preferences.
  2. On the Preferences screen, in the preferences list, expand FDT > Mobile > BlackBerry.
  3. Click Signing.
  4. On the Preferences screen, in the RIM Signing Authority section, click Register.
  5. On the Register with RIM Signing Authority screen, complete the following steps:
    1. In the RDK CSJ Path field, provide the location of the RDK CSJ registration file you received from the RIM Signing Authority.
    2. In the PBDT CSJ Path field, provide the location of the PBDT CSJ registration file you received from the RIM Signing Authority.
    3. In the CSJ Pin field, provide the PIN you entered on the web form to request permission to sign applications.
    4. In the CSK Password field, specify your CSK password.
    5. In the Confirm CSK Password field, repeat the password you provided in the previous step.
    6. Click OK.

      This image shows the Register with RIM Signing Authority screen.

  6. Create a developer certificate by completing the following steps:
    1. In the Developer Certificate section, click Create certificate.
    2. On the Create Developer Certificate screen, in the Certificate Path field, provide a location where you want to store your developer certificate.
    3. In the Author field, type your company name. Check that this value matches the author element in your bar-descriptor.xml file.
    4. In the Keystore Password field, provide a password.
    5. In the Confirm Keystore Password field, repeat the password that you provided in the previous step.
    6. Click OK.

      This image shows the Create Developer Certificate screen.

  7. Click OK.

Configure application signing through a proxy server

During the signing process, your computer connects to the RIM Signing Authority. If your computer uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet, you must configure FDT to use your proxy server.

  1. On the Window menu, click Preferences.
  2. On the Preferences screen, in the preferences list, expand General. Click Network Connections.
  3. In the Active Provider drop-down list, click Manual.

    This image shows the Preferences Screen

  4. In the Proxy entries section, select the HTTP schema. Click Edit.
    1. In the Host field, type the host address for your proxy server.
    2. In the Port field, type the host port number for your proxy server.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Click OK.