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rgelb1
Posts: 108
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
My Device: Not Specified

What is the deal with the signing keys?

So I bought the signing keys from RIM, so that I could use the protected APIs.  That was weak, but whatever (no other major mobile manufacturer makes you do this). I registered the keys on my dev laptop and all was good.

 

However, the other day I needed to develop on another box and keys simply wouldn't register.  I emailed RIM and they told me that I needed to buy another set of keys for the other PC. 

 

I understand RIM wants to make a buck as much as the next guy, but do they really need to stick it to the people who are promoting their platform?  Besides, I already paid for the keys, it's not like I am stealing them.

 

 Rant of the day.  Thanks for listening.

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gtj
Posts: 319
Registered: ‎07-20-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: What is the deal with the signing keys?

You can just copy the sigtool.* files from the jde/bin directory on the original machine to the same directory on the other machine.  No need to re-register anything.