Sunday, 10 May 2009

How to: Get a 17-capability developer certificate without waiting


So, you've already seen my guide on getting a developer certificate from OPDA, right? You're interested, but the thought of waiting a possible 24 hours is a daunting one, isn't it? Don't worry, I can feel your pain. And I've also got a solution. Read on to find out how to get a developer certificate (yes, this one's powerful enough to sign HelloOx) in no more than 5 minutes! EDIT: Symbian Signed have blocked this method and it no longer works. If you're still in need of a certificate, refer to my older guide HERE.

First of all I'd like to say a few things. A big 'thank you' goes out to Il.Socio of Symbian-Freak for the initial guide and files. Secondly, this guide might seem like it's long but that's only because of the number of screenshots I've used and the fact that I've tried to make this as easy as possible for everyone to understand. Now that that's out of the way, enjoy the guide!

What you'll need:
-THIS file containing publisher IDs
-The Symbian Developer Certificate Request Wizard (download HERE)
-A computer with internet access

Before you do anything, install the Developer Certificate Request Wizard to your computer and extract the Publisher IDs.zip file to a folder.

1)Get a Symbian Signed account by going to www.symbiansigned.com and clickign 'register'.


Symbian won't let you register with a public domain email so if you have a personal email domain or a work one, you can use that. If you don't have a personal email account you can also (ironically) use Nokia's own @ovi.com email service or Microsoft's @live.co.uk.


2) Now that you've got a Symbian Signed account, open up the DevCertRequest application that you installed. If you don't have a shortcut on your desktop, it'll be in your Start menu under Programs>Symbian OS Tools>Developer Certificate Request>DevCertRequest.

Once you've got it opened, press the button on the right with an ellipsis (...) on it. From here, navigate to a folder that you'll remember, name your output file and then press open.

3) Once again, press the first button that has the ellipsis on it but this time navigate to where you extracted the Publisher IDs.zip file and select the Pub1 file.

Do the same for the second field but this time select the Pub1.key file and then press next (make sure there's a tick in the box next to 'No password').

4) You'll be shown a page that oultines the details of the Publisher ID that you're using, press next.

5)Press the button with an ellipsis again. This is where you'll enter the IMEIs that you want your certificates for. You can find your IMEI code by typing in *#06# from the homescreen of your S60 device. Enter your IMEIs and then press 'add' - you can add up to 1000 IMEIs for your certificate.

Once you've added all your IMEIs, press OK. You'll see a bunch of certificate capabilities highlighted in blue. Press 'add' and they'll all be taken over to the right. Press next.

6)You'll be shown a screen containing the details of your certificate request highlighted in blue. Press finish and you'll be greeted with a success message.

7) Head back to the Symbian Signed website and login using the account you've just created, your username is the email address that you registered with. On Symbian Signed, click the 'My Symbian Signed' tab towards the top of the page. On the left of the page you'll see a bunch of links. Click on 'open signed' and then 'request'. Fill out the form by entering the characters you see in the CAPTCHA and then upload the .csr file that you generated by pressing the 'browse' button.

Click on 'send' and you should now be able to download your shiny new developer certificate!

When signing files, you'll have to use the Pub1.key file in conjunction with your new certificate. There's no password but if the application you're using requires one, just use 0000.

Enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. Arts

    I was starting to think that Mr. X doesnt exist anymore, and Mr.X came back and provides with another good info post!!
    Thanks!

  2. Anonymous

    hey br0
    h0pe y0u will b fine
    plz tell me h0w t0 sigh hell0x with that certificate???????

  3. Anonymous

    Could create an account BUT need different publisher ID's dude. :-(The ones in the link you provided aren't workin' no more....

  4. Mr. X

    @Arts, thanks for the kind words!

    @Anonymous, I'll write a guide on the different programs that I use to sign my software soon.

    @Anonymous#2, I just tried with pub1 now and I was able to generate a certificate. Could you outline the problems that you're having?

    Regards.

  5. Anonymous

    I could make a Devcert request file with the tools,but whenever i try to upload it on the Symbian Signed website,the next page always displays, "The requested page could not be found".When i go back to the upload page i get a message that i need to upload a .csr file which has my own Publisher ID.

  6. Mr. X

    Is anyone else having similar problems?

  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous guy with the doubts here!!!It has generated one for me!!!Great!Thanks a million!!!Sorry about the doubts i had earlier..Long Live Mr.X!!!!

  8. Mr. X

    Glad it worked in the end :)

    Could you tell us what it was that you were doing wrong (if there was something you did wrong, that is)?

    Thanks.

  9. Anonymous

    I dont think i did anything wrong.There was probably a problem with my internet connection. The tutorial you have put up is absolutely perfect. However,i've got another problem.I signed Psiloc ir remote v1.04 but still can't install in it in my phone.I'm getting a 'Required application,access no granted!' message.Any suggestions on how to fix this problem WITHOUT hacking my phone?

  10. Anonymous

    Does not work for me. It just keeps saying...

    "Sorry, the page you requested was not found"

    when i click to send my .csr file

  11. Anonymous

    Same prob for me too! :(

  12. Anonymous

    Doesn't work anymore....the Publisher ID's have been "locked"
    _______________________________________________
    Open Signed Offline/Developer Certificates are only available to users with a Publisher ID.

    Your Publisher ID has been revoked or disabled and cannot be used for Open Signed Offline. Please request support at the Symbian Signed forum here
    ______________________________________________

  13. Anonymous

    same prob 4 me also..

    Your Publisher ID has been revoked or disabled and cannot be used for Open Signed Offline. Please request support at the Symbian Signed forum here

  14. Anonymous

    This is the error that I get.
    "Your Publisher ID has been revoked or disabled and cannot be used for Open Signed Offline. Please request support at the Symbian Signed forum here"

    Tried to upload 4 different file with 4 pub id's but everytime I got the same error .

    ROY

  15. Mr. X

    Well, that was fun while it lasted. Looks like Symbian Signed have disabled those publisher IDs. If anyone still needs a certificate then refer to my previous guide that I've linked to in the above post.

    Many thanks to everyone that alerted me of the errors.

  16. Anonymous

    This is probably a little late for this tip. But for me the Page not found error went away when i tried it with Internet Explorer rather than Firefox.

  17. Anonymous

    Link for publisher ID not work, can you reupload it again..
    if you can please send to my email "mr.abong(at)yahoo.com"

  18. Anonymous

    Link for publisher ID not work, can you reupload it again..
    if you can please send to my email "mr.abong(at)yahoo.co.uk"

  19. Ichsan

    Link for Publisher IDs.zip I Try download but it's forbiden for me.

    If you can please send to my Email :
    ichsan@atmosfir.co.cc

    Thanks alot B4......

  20. koben147

    Your Publisher ID has been revoked or disabled and cannot be used for Open Signed Offline. Please request support at the Symbian Signed forum here

    Me too ...

    Any idea or other way to solve this *** things??

  21. Anonymous

    from where to get the pub ID ??

    please help me....

    my mail id is

    amitkhare@ovi.com

  22. Anonymous

    Hello. Seems that Symbiansigned doesn't accept the file anymore? :(
    It reports: Your publisher ID has been revoked or disabled and cannot be used for Open Signed Offline. Please request support" ...

  23. Anonymous

    Hello i am having trouble with registring in the website www.symbainsigned.com someone help plz


    rehandoddd_9t1@live.com

  24. Anonymous

    help i got this problem
    "there is error during processing.csr file you have uploaded. please check,that you have valid publisher ID and the .csr files is not corrupted"

  25. Anonymous

    the publisher id s are just revoked...

  26. Rajput Jitendra

    Change URL Address of:

    The Symbian Developer Certificate Request Wizard (download HERE (http://developer.symbian.com/main/downloads/files/DevCertRequest_2.3.zip))

    to

    http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/images/5/57/DevCertRequest_2.3.zip

  27. Anonymous

    Cant download publisher IDs. Please help

  28. Simar

    i created the account on symbian signed and verified it too...but when i try to login it says access denied..plz help

  29. Anonymous

    I have a problem in step 7), where is 'My Symbian Signed' ? ?

  30. Anonymous

    SAALE HIZDE PUBLISHER ID KAHAN HAI

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