Friendly name not being displayed and Authority shows Unknown publisher RRS feed

  • Question

    • I am modifying the application manifest as follows:


              <vstov4:appAddIn application="Outlook" loadBehavior="3" keyName="MY.AddIn">
                  <vstov4:friendlyName>My Friendly Name</vstov4:friendlyName>
                  <vstov4:description>My Description</vstov4:description>


    • I am also modifying the deployment manifest Myvsto.vsto as follows:


      <description asmv2:publisher="MyCompany" asmv2:product="MyProduct" xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />

    • Once I modify these files I resign and update as follows:

    Resign application manifest:
    Mage –sign “Application Files\myvsto.dll.manifest” –Certfile myvsto.pfx

    Update deployment manifest: 
    Mage –update myvsto.vsto -AppManifest “Application Files\myvsto.dll.manifest”

    Resign deployment manifest:
    Mage –sign Myvsto.vsto –CertFile MyCert.pfx


    When I install the plugin in outlook, the friendly name or the other custom values arem not displayed as well as the error/warning message "Unknown Publisher" is displayed.  I followed the instruction at:


    Although very good instructions, They did not seem to work for me.  Any help would be appreciated.




    Monday, January 23, 2012 2:22 PM


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