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Help with digital certificate for Clickonce technology

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How do you obtain a digital certificate at no cost?

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Victor
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You could create a self-certificate, but that doesn't really do you much good if you are distributing this in the wild.

There are some free options out there, but I'm not sure how well they work, and most seem to be geared towards open-source projects.

If you truly need a code signing certificate then it's prudent to purchase one. There are many resellers out there who will provide one for approximately $100 USD/year. Note those are typically resold Comodo certs, but they work.

I got mine from Digicert, after using this link for a deep discount:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh801887%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

Go to the section titled "Step 2: Buy a new code signing certificate", and select the "Buy a DigiCert standard code signing certificate" in either the Standard or Extended sections. This will take you to the a page offering a 50% discount for the certificate on the Digicert site.
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Hi,

I looked at the link but don't see how is it included with Visual Studio to use with Clickonce technology , do you know another link that shows how to use a digital certificate with clickonce technology?

Thanks,

Victor
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Ok. I think I got it. I need to make sure the cerificaye purchased can be used with clickonce technology and use the steps in your last paragraph to use the certificate. Will reseaech certificates which can be used with clickonce.
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