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BB10 signing using command line.


When I try to request signing keys for the BB10 instead of getting two csj files I get directed to login with my BlackBerry ID and request a new token. When I request the token I get only a single bbidtoken.csk file. When I try to register this token I get something like certificate chain not valid for RDK ...


What is the up-to-date procedure for requesting signing keys?

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Registered: ‎07-09-2008
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Re: BB10 signing using command line.

Are you trying to link your old keys to your BlackBerry ID account or are you starting fresh?  I suggest reading through my blog post below for an overview. 


Code Signing Keys Be Gone! Welcome BlackBerry ID

Mark Sohm
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Re: BB10 signing using command line.

I tried doing this but the option -linkcsk is not recognised:-



blackberry-signer -linkcsk –bbidtoken ... etc


Error: Illegal option: -linkcsk

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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Re: BB10 signing using command line.

You can only use the bbidtoken with the 10.2 SDK. If you're still building with the 10.1 or earlier SDK, you *can* install 10.2 and use only the signing capability from it if you wish.

If you need to stick with the pre-10.2 SDK for now, you'll need to get the old-style CSJ files etc, assuming they still allow it somehow.

From my experience, the BBID token approach is much better and worth going with, especially if you're signing for the first time. If you can afford the time to set up the 10.2 SDK for this it's probably worth it, and of course in the not-too-distant-future you'll probably want to be migrating to 10.2 for everything anyway.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!