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Old 11-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I'm new to BB development. I am creating a new application using code from a previous application. That previous app was built a while ago and is up on the App World. I am going to re-use the code in this completely new app that uses similar functionality to the old one.

I am wondering what exactly it will take to get this second project running and on BB's App World.

I have the BB JDE and some simulators, but I really want to test on my own BB hardware. Do I need to request new API signatures from RIM before I can get testing on my own device? Or can I use my old signing keys from the first project?

Do we need new code signing keys for every single new project we create?

When I try to download a test version onto my device and run it, it tells me it uses some secure APIs that require signing.

In the JDE I see a list of APIs that require signing. Do I have to get API signatures for every new application I create?

What's that process like?
How long does it take to receive signatures from RIM?

Some tips on this whole process would be extremely helpful.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you already have the code-signing keys, you just keep using them - you don't need to get new keys for every project.
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I lost my old install where the keys were activated...

All I have is the .csi files that they emailed me. I lost the PIN that is looks like I still need. Can I get that PIN again?

I need the original PIN in order to sign again right?
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OK, now I found my old PIN, I think. It's a 10 character number, right?

I need to enter that and a password when double click on the .csi files, right?

When I enter those things, it tells me I have exceeded my allotted number of registration attempts. It says I need to contact RIM to get more registration attempts.

Where do I contact them at?
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Why are you attempting to re-register the keys? If they were already installed and registered this should not be necesssary.

If you are using a different machine or a different JDE installation, you may have to copy the sigtool.* files from the /bin directory of the original installation.
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The original development on our first project was done by a previous developer who is no longer with my company. I am the new developer with a completely new machine and all previous sigtool files have been lost.
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Here is the link to get new keys:

BlackBerry - Java Code Signing Keys

You can try:

devsupport at rim dot com

...but it might be quicker/easier to just order the new set of keys for $20 - probably take 3 days to get them.
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