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I would like to sign .cab file with ActiveX control that will be used on a web page. Therefore, I created certificate on Windows 2003 Server and signed cab with Signtool wizard.
When I try to verify the cab file, the following message appears:
SignTool Error: a certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by trust provider.

Any solution?

Pedja
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by:Mnf
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you have to install the issued certificte in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
try this steps
1.   Right-click the certificate file and select Open from the resulting menu. This will display the Properties dialog for the file.
2.   On the Properties dialog, click on the Install Certificate button to start the Certificate Import wizard.
3.   In the wizard, click on the Next button and then choose the Place all certificates in the following store option.
4.   Click on the Browse button to open the Select Certificate Store dialog.
5.   Check the Show physical stores check box to allow you to expand the listed stores.
6.   Expand the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store and select the Local Computer store below it.
7.   Click on the OK button to save your selection
6. Click on the Next and Finish buttons to complete installation of the certificate.

if you are trying to verify the cab file in other pc so do the above steps in the target pc
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by:pedja11
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I've done it, but I still get the same message.
Maybe my certificate was not created as it has to be.
Any advice?
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by:pedja11
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When I create .cer everything is OK. But then when I create .pvk, with makecert, .cer is changed and than it "can't be verified up to a trusted certification authority"
I need pvk to sign cab. Is it possible to sign it without pvk?
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by:Mnf
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this i a step by step to signing a .cab file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/247257/
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by:pedja11
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I signed .cab file.
When I open web page with this cab on server where I signed cab, everything works fine, but when I open this page from client, it is Unknown Publisher still.
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by:Mnf
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this is coz you don't install the cer trusted in it's root
you have to do the steps that i noticed in the first post
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by:pedja11
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Maybe this can help you: when I install root certificate from server on client, everything is OK.
Of course, I want to avoid this installation.
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by:pedja11
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Didn't help
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by:PowerIT
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If you don't want users to install the root certificate form you server then you will have to buy and use a certificate issued by a trusted certificate authority. Those root certificates are already added to most browsers by default.
Examples are globalsign, thawte, verisign, ...

J.
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by:Mnf
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ok just i need to be sure, if you have domain , iis 5 or 6 the sever 2003 is the domain controler or any other domain in your network

if you don't have all this things so you can't avoid that message and you can't do anything (else signe your file with internationl signer http://www.verisign.com/)
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by:pedja11
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I do have IIS6 on Server 2003.

Can I sign cab without Verisign or is it the only solution?
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by:PowerIT
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Using a trusted certificate authority is the only sollution. That's why they are thrusted ;-)
Otherwise anyone could just issue a selfsigned certificate and users would trust the software without being able to verify where it really is originating from.

J.
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by:pedja11
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Mnf says something different.
Mnf, I'm waiting for your response.

It makes sense to me. This control should work on web, not only in local network.
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ooh
you can issue and trust if you have a domain and you work on local aria connection (LAN), so if you have a domian and you have iis and you want to trust the issur so you have to follows the link i gave you, this is only will be true in your domain and local web pages on your server, but if you don't have all this so you can't do this and only international signer will do this
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by:PowerIT
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Pedja: Mnf is correct: within your own controlled environment using Active Directory you can go without a trusted authority, but not outside this.
I was asuming that you want this for outside your own domain.

J.
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