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From "Filip Hanik" <>
Subject Re: signing JAR files with Netscape signtool
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2001 19:52:20 GMT
you can always write your own little "task" object that does this.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Thad Humphries" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 11:26 AM
Subject: signing JAR files with Netscape signtool

> I have a VeriSign Digital ID Class 3 cert for that I use for signing
> applets.  I use Netscape's signtool which can sign applets secured either
> with the old Netscape security scheme or the newer Java 2 method.
> Ant's <signjar> tag apparently uses Java's jarsigner which requires (by my
> reading) an X.509 certificate.  When I try to direct <signjar> to my
> .netscape directory or the certificate I export from it, ant tells me that
> jarsigner is "unable to instantiate the keystore class".  Is VeriSign's
> Digital ID Class 3 cert not X.509 or am I doing something wrong?
> I've gotten around this (for now) by using the <exec> tag and the script
> file I use when signing from the command line but I'd like to know if
> is a better way about this.
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