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Archive for November 25th, 2014

Signing your Delphi executables with a digital certificate.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/25

Using Delphi build-events (see my post Delphi prebuild/prelink/postbuild events), you can automate the process of signing your Delphi executables with a digital certificate.

Below the steps for signing Windows executables.


  1. You have your digital certificate in a PFX file.
    (for testing you can use a self-signed certificate, for the real world you want a certificate leads to a CA).
  2. You have the Windows SDK installed that provides SignTool.
    (in this case, I presume a Windows 7 or 8 x64 machine with the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 installed. If not, you have to change the path in the various statements, for instance when using the Windows SDK: Download the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and More | MSDN.)

The post-build event code Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Development, Software Development | 3 Comments »

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