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Old 12-11-2007, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings everyone.

I hope you can help me solve a doubt/issue regarding the RIM application signing procedure.

I have developed a PIM application for BlackBerry. So far, everything works as expected, but there is a problem. I have the 3 code signing files installed, the jde, the signature tool, everything. When i "sign" the app, the signing tool says that "the code file does not require a signature".

Ok, so i think, if i'm using the PIM, which i believe is a protected API for mostly every mobile device out there, then obviously i need to sign the app.

So i go ahead and sign, no problem there; in the emulator i have no security prompts, but when i deploy the app to a real blackberry, i get security prompts everytime it tries to access the addressbook and so on.

Now, i'm using the import net.rim.blackberry.api.pdap.*, and its subsequential PIM classes, so there shouldn't be any problem there, or is it?

The point is, why the code file does not require a signature and, if i sign the app correctly, why do i still get security prompts?

I hope you can help me out with this issue.

Thanks in advance.
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Ok we are trying to similar things as you do, basically we ported a java midlet into blackberry, originally we thought we can sign the midlet with blackberry signatures but then found out we dont have a CSL file...

My question will be if anyone know if i am using javax.microedition.pim, how can get rid of the prompt on blackberry device? sign the application with carrier certificate? or do i have to rewrite the pim part with the blackberry API and sign it with blackberry signatures?

thanks
Steven
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Ok we are trying to similar things as you do, basically we ported a java midlet into blackberry, originally we thought we can sign the midlet with blackberry signatures but then found out we dont have a CSL file...

My question will be if anyone know if i am using javax.microedition.pim, how can get rid of the prompt on blackberry device? sign the application with carrier certificate? or do i have to rewrite the pim part with the blackberry API and sign it with blackberry signatures?

thanks
Steven
Whati did was to replace every import javax.microedition.pim class with the import net.rim.blackberry.api.pim, and also import the net.rim.blackberry.api.pdap class; by default, blackberry has pim permissions set to allow.
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