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Code Signing questions

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I distribute an Access 2000 mde

Can a mde application be digitially signed? The mde is distributed
separately from the runtime and is included in an installation package
created by the clickteam installer.

Are there links to a good overview for new signers?

Thawte is about 1/2 the cost of Verisign. Is Versign worth the extra cost?

Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 18:07:17 GMT, "Karl Irvin"
<88********@comcast.net> wrote:

I think code signing is new with Access 2003. It's certainly much more
prevalent there.

A certificate is a certificate. Thawte is just as good as Verisign.
The latter has the name (not unimportant if you pretend to be a
Certificate Authority), but their products are virtually
indistinguishable. Personally I think US$400 for 2 years is absurd. If
you like, you can produce your own certificates. An advanced topic,
beyond this newsgroup.

-Tom.

I distribute an Access 2000 mde

Can a mde application be digitially signed? The mde is distributed
separately from the runtime and is included in an installation package
created by the clickteam installer.

Are there links to a good overview for new signers?

Thawte is about 1/2 the cost of Verisign. Is Versign worth the extra cost?


Nov 13 '05 #2

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"Tom van Stiphout" <no*************@cox.net> wrote in message
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On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 18:07:17 GMT, "Karl Irvin"
<88********@comcast.net> wrote:

I think code signing is new with Access 2003. It's certainly much more
prevalent there.

A certificate is a certificate. Thawte is just as good as Verisign.
The latter has the name (not unimportant if you pretend to be a
Certificate Authority), but their products are virtually
indistinguishable. Personally I think US$400 for 2 years is absurd. If
you like, you can produce your own certificates. An advanced topic,
beyond this newsgroup.

-Tom.


You must, I understand, be a "corporate entity" to obtain a certificate from
either Verisign or Thawte. There is provision for a Type 2 Certificate for
individuals, but you'll go through the tortures of the damned to get any
certifying authority to issue one.

And, just for the record, Verisign bought Thawte, so they are part of the
same organization.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #3

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