The new addition to Symbian Signed process family is Express Signing. It will be a quickest route to get your applications Symbian Signed.
There are some other changes as well, which you can read at the source.
I also noticed, there’s no mention of Self Signing, and I think Express Signing will replace Self Sign. it’s replaced with good alternate, as developers don’t have to instruct users to lower security settings on their mobile phone, and there will be no security warning message when installing the application.
The best thing about Express Signing is its low cost. That’s true, it will cost approximately 1/Nth of current test house signing cost.
Express Signing will have following features:
— Publisher ID (only from TC Trustcenter) required.
— No IMEI restrictions on the signed SIS file
— Applications are required to comply with Symbian Signed Test Criteria, however they are signed immediately via www.symbiansigned.com
— Applications are batch tested (1:N) by Test Houses as an audit (i.e. sometime after the signing event)
— Audit results will be published.
— Low cost (approx 1/Nth of current test house signing cost)
— Available for all PlatSec Capabilities; except COMMDD, MULTIMEDIADD, NETWORKCONTROL, DISKADMIN, DRM, ALLFILES, TCB
— Will be virus scanned
— NO Warning/Notification prompt when installed on device.
The new changes are expected to be available early in November.
There are couple of quick start presentations, and I highly recommend them if you’re new to Symbian Signed.
// chall3ng3r //