HLK "Create Package" signing step fails? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've tried signing with a .cer file (my preferred option), but also via the Certificate Store.  Via both mechanisms the final signing of the package fails. In event Viewer I see:

    - System
    - Provider
    HLK (Studio
    - EventID 0
    Level 2
    Task 0
    Keywords 0x80000000000000
    - TimeCreated
    EventRecordID 36347
    Channel HLK - Hardware Lab
    Computer <computername is here>
    - EventData
    Could not create
    submission package - Signing key is not loaded.

    I have code-signing certificate, it is still SHA1, and IS NOT EV -- but an EV one is not required yet, is it?

    When I select "Creat Package" I do get the pop-up that says "Signing Options". I select "Use the certificate store", click OK and I get a "Windows Security" pop-up displaying my certificate, Valid From dates, etc.  I select OK. It asks me where to save the .hlkx file, it goes through its 181 steps of "Creating Package" ... and then I get the pop-up "HLK Error Message: Unable to use the selected certificate to sign the package", and the Event Log event shown above.

    Where else can I look to try and gather more information or resolve this?  Are there special attributes of the signing Certificate that I've missed?

    Thanks for any help or pointers,

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:48 PM