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Publisher ID Doesn't Match?

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  • I had a Windows 8 app project I used to play around with that I just dusted off and retargeted to Windows 8.1.

    I had it running locally, so I went to generate a test package, but now I'm getting the error: "The publisher attribute of the Identity element in the app manifest must have the value of the Publisher ID value from your developer account: CN=<what looks like a GUID>".

    When I generate a test certificate from the "Choose certificate" UI in Visual Studio, that gets replaced with CN="friendly name".  Which gives the same error.

    I tried manually setting the ID equal to the Publisher ID value listed on my Dev Center page (that happens to be the GUID) but that doesn't work either.

    I renewed my dev license in VS and made sure I was signing in with the same developer account.

    Please help.  My project won't build at all now.

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:53 PM

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  • you get those items from the publishing system, you can also reserve your application name which will in turn generate what you need, for which you will change in the appx file.

    I had the same problem till I did a little reading.


    Morgan Vermef



    • Edited by mvermef Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:56 PM
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:56 PM