signer's certificate is not valid


  • I have programmed succesfully with VB 4.0 for years and have recently started to "Update" myself with Visual Basic 2005.  I tried to build an application to distribute via CD.  I received the following error:

    Error 2 SignTool reported an error 'Failed to sign bin\Release\Counting Stewards data entry.publish\\setup.exe. SignTool Error: ISignedCode::Sign returned error: 0x80880253

     The signer's certificate is not valid for signing.

    SignTool Error: An error occurred while attempting to sign: bin\Release\Counting Stewards data entry.publish\\setup.exe

    '. CSDE

    I am totally "out to lunch." I have no clue of what this is about and cannot find anything in my references which address it.  I have found no code on line that enlightens me.  Is there a simple explanation and/or fix?  Where can I learn more in order to avoid this in the future?

    Thanks in advance for any help.


    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 3:50 PM


  • -In VB2005
    -Go to the property of the Project
    -Select the Signing tab
    -Click 'create test certificate' button
    - it will ask for new password 2 times and you have another 1 year extension!
    • Proposed as answer by HunB Tuesday, December 09, 2008 9:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike FengModerator Thursday, July 05, 2012 5:00 AM
    Saturday, November 24, 2007 5:57 AM

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