Not able to sign manifest with PFX RRS feed

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  • I am having an issue that seems to have been discussed on several occasions, but alas no solution seems to work for me. I am running VS 2013 on VMWare (on Mac) trying to publish a ClickOnce project.

    Initially, I installed certificate from Windows Explorer, chose it from Store, and then from drop down list below to get

        An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist

    The error does not go away after delete / repeat cycle. It only works with my personally created PFX files (obviously, not good for deployment).

    I then tried exporting, uninstalling, and installing using command line, namely

        certutil -importPFX -user <name.pfx> AT_SIGNATURE

    But the problem persisted. At some it started working, but then I got the

        Cannot import the following key file: companyname.pfx. The key file may be password protected. To correct this, try to import the certificate again or manually install the certificate to the Strong Name CSP with the following key container name: VS_KEY_3E185446540E7F7A


        sn -i <certificate.pfx> VS_KEY_XXXXXXX

    Does not change anything.

    I feel really lost here and would highly appreciate any help.

    • Edited by herrpuqq Tuesday, August 4, 2015 8:48 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:18 PM

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