ClickOnce - trusted sites (IE)


J

jakoande

Hi,

We are planing ClickOnce deployment of a VSTO app. We don't have a
certificate at the moment so we are using VS test certificate. We are
placing installationfiles on the web, and our test/beta users can
install ok BUT they need to manually tell IE to trust our site (VSTO
runs under full trust).

If (or rather when) we buy and use a code signing certicate will this
big problem go away, or will users still have to trust our web site?

Thanks,
 
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J

jakoande

Hi,

Its and online/offline app. It won't install with a test certificate
unless the user tells IE to trust our site. Thats ok for a test
certificate and for out test users - but when it comes down to release
its a problem (our end users are very low tech). So I need to now if
the problem goes away when we buy a certificate (could just buy one
and try - but someone might know it before I spend $170)

Thanks for your help
 
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C

Collin

Coding signing and trusting web sites are two different things.
Trusting web sites have to do with SSL.

So for Microsoft to control virus/rogue applications from launching
via IE, they have implemented this code signing process.
To get around having IE asking the question all the time, you can have
your users put your URL in "Trusted Sites" option under the Security
tab of Internet Options. If you are talking about a handful of users
this should not be an issue for you.

But, if you are a independent software vendor, it's very professional
to get a code signing certificate.
 

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