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unknown publisher

unknown publisher

unknown publisher

I run delphi XE under windows 10. I can run my program fine but when I run it under windows 7 64 Bits, i have a dialog box telling me it is un unknown publisher.
I looked into adding a resource but failed.
How can I add a certificate to my code to remove this annoying dialog ?


RE: unknown publisher

The dialog that the "unknown publisher" line is in typically doesn't go away. What you need to look into is a code signing certificate. I'm afraid, however, the whole topic of generating one and adding it to a file seems to be a pretty convoluted process. Not to mention, you'll have to pay a third-party certificate service if you end up distributing the program.

Some reading:

Microsoft's Introduction to Code Signing
Digitally Signing Delphi Executables
Signing Your Delphi Applications
The functionality seems to be in XE5

RE: unknown publisher

Thank you. i wonder if it is because i compile under windows 10. if i try under windows 7, would i still get the error.

RE: unknown publisher

Are you compiling with a manifest asking for elevation?

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