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Registered: ‎11-10-2013
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Chaging passwords for keys and certs

According to [1], by executing:


  blackberry-signer -storepass <pwd> <bbidtoken.csk>

...the files author.p12, barsigner.csk, and barsigner.db are generated.


I would like to change the 'storepass' password I originally issued in the blackberry-signer(1) command. How do I do that without abandoning the above files and starting over?


If I wanted to change the pass phrase of a standard RSA key I would use:


openssl rsa -in key.pem -des3 -out keyout.pem


...but thre three files above confuse me.


[1] developer.blackberry.com/native/documentation/core/com.qnx.doc.native_sdk.devguide/com.qnx.doc.nativ...


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Re: Changing passwords for keys and certs

To change the password for your BlackBerry ID Token you'll need to download a new BlackBerry ID Token.  Assuming you use the same BlackBerry ID this won't affect your ability to upgrade your application.


To change the password on your Developer Certificate (author.p12) you'll need to create a new one.  Using a new Developer Certificate won't affect your ability to upgrade your applications.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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