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Digitally sign Access 2007 .accda Add-In

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I have a 2003 Access .mda add-in which I can sign using my Thawte digital
certificate.

I am now migrating this add-in to Access 2007 and when I try to add my
Thawte digital signature Access 2007 says 'Cannot save the digital signature
at this time' and suggests that I 'package and sign' the file from the
Microsoft Office Button / Publish / Publish and Sign menu option. I am able
to do this but it saves my add-in as a signed package instead of an .accda
file. If the uses tries to open the signed package Access 2007 prompts the
user to save the signed file as a regular database file .accdb instead of
the correct file extension .accda and there are no options to choose any
other file format except .accdb

My question is 'How can I digitally sign my Access 2007 Add-In' so that it
has the correct add-in file exyension .accda?

Thanks!
Mar 21 '08 #1
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:06:48 GMT, "Terry Chapman"
<we***@bigpond.net.auwrote:

I'm not sure, but can you first create an accda, then sign it?
-Tom.

>I have a 2003 Access .mda add-in which I can sign using my Thawte digital
certificate.

I am now migrating this add-in to Access 2007 and when I try to add my
Thawte digital signature Access 2007 says 'Cannot save the digital signature
at this time' and suggests that I 'package and sign' the file from the
Microsoft Office Button / Publish / Publish and Sign menu option. I am able
to do this but it saves my add-in as a signed package instead of an .accda
file. If the uses tries to open the signed package Access 2007 prompts the
user to save the signed file as a regular database file .accdb instead of
the correct file extension .accda and there are no options to choose any
other file format except .accdb

My question is 'How can I digitally sign my Access 2007 Add-In' so that it
has the correct add-in file exyension .accda?

Thanks!
Mar 21 '08 #2

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<but can you first create an accda, then sign it?>
No, Access 2007 won't allow me to sign it in the normal way from Tools |
Digital Signature. The message is 'Microsoft Access cannot save the Digital
Signature at this time'. It then suggests 'Use Package and Sign instead'.
But as I have said this package and sign method is not suitable for an
Add-In.

Has anyone here got any experience signing Add-Ins for use with Access 2007?
"Tom van Stiphout" <no*************@cox.netwrote in message
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:06:48 GMT, "Terry Chapman"
<we***@bigpond.net.auwrote:

I'm not sure, but can you first create an accda, then sign it?
-Tom.

>>I have a 2003 Access .mda add-in which I can sign using my Thawte digital
certificate.

I am now migrating this add-in to Access 2007 and when I try to add my
Thawte digital signature Access 2007 says 'Cannot save the digital
signature
at this time' and suggests that I 'package and sign' the file from the
Microsoft Office Button / Publish / Publish and Sign menu option. I am
able
to do this but it saves my add-in as a signed package instead of an .accda
file. If the uses tries to open the signed package Access 2007 prompts the
user to save the signed file as a regular database file .accdb instead of
the correct file extension .accda and there are no options to choose any
other file format except .accdb

My question is 'How can I digitally sign my Access 2007 Add-In' so that it
has the correct add-in file exyension .accda?

Thanks!

Mar 21 '08 #3

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