PAD(R) - Provided by the Association of Software Professionals

PAD(R) is the Portable Application Description, and it helps authors provide product descriptions and specifications to online sources in a standard way, using a standard data format that will allow webmasters and software application librarians to automate app listings. PAD provides a complete content solution for application developers and the webmasters of software catalogs and directories.

PAD Overview -> Specification Resources -> Digital Signature -> PAD Signing and Verification Tools

How to sign PAD files using the PAD Signing Tool

Using the PCKS12 files you just created you can now sign your PAD file using the PAD Signing Tools by entering the following command.

signpad superwidget.xml signed.superwidget.xml widgetsco.pfx

From your PAD file (superwidget.xml) this command will create a signed PAD file (signed.superwidget.xml) using your private key and certificate (widgetsco.pfx). Note: The organization name of your certificate must match exactly with the company name or the first and last name in your pad file.

You can try viewing the signed PAD file using your favorite PAD file editor to make sure the results are compatible. If you modify and save a signed PAD file using a PAD file editor the signature will be lost, which is fine since the signature would no longer be valid anyway. To view what was done to the PAD to incorporate the signature, you can use either an XML file editor or a conventional text file editor.



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