Certificate to publish windows phone app

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  1. Robert
    Robert avatar
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    Apr 2011

    Posted 26 Mar 2015 Link to this post

    When in AppManager, I try to publish a simple test app to Windows Phone, I am asked for a certificate and password. 

    Per a Telerik doc I finally found, it seems I need some kind of .P12 or .PFX file which apparently is the certificate needed?   But where does that come from?

    Per an article I found an article on MSDN, it looks like perhaps I have to sign up for some $299 program via Symantec and I'm probably not even eligible for that as an 'individual' dev account holder.    Does that mean I can't use AppManager to privately publish to my Windows Phone?   


    Also, perhaps not related, In AppManager I see an option to  'Get Package Url' .  What is that and where would I use it?

    I'm lost, any hints are much appreciated.

  2. Answer
    Martin Yankov
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    Posted 27 Mar 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Robert,

    Thank you for your internet in Telerik AppManager.

    Yes, unfortunately, you cannot distribute Windows Phone apps outside of the Windows App Store without first obtaining and signing your apps with the Enterprise certificate. This rule is imposed by Microsoft and we cannot go around it.

    The package url is a direct link to the app's package - APK, IPA, XAP or APPX. It is a simple feature that lets you get the file of the app you have in AppManager. The idea is that you might want to download the package and save or use it in some other place too.

    I hope this information is useful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Martin Yankov

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