Posted By: BruceCarney
Created in: Forum: Symbian Signed General
Posted: 21-Feb-2008 12:00
Appreciate the frustration in the developer community relating to not being able to access Developer Certificates. The Symbian Signed site has been suddenly swamped by traffic in the last few weeks. For some indication of the upsurge see http://www.alexa.com/data/details/tr...biansigned.com
The creation of developer certificates requires a connection to a secure server, which has a capped capacity that has suddenly been exceeded. Our capacity planning, used the assumption that that Developer Certificates are
1. Primarily intended for developers use.
2. Valid for 3 years per IMEI, i.e. effectively only required to be created once per device.
The excessive demand we are experiencing is primarily as a result of non sanctioned scraping tools/wizards/bots automating the creation process. These tools do not take into consideration the architectural constraints of creating DevCerts, are outside of our control and are unfortunately the ultimate cause of the degraded service.
To maintain a QoS, we are in process of providing defensive mechanisms to ramp up traffic and will phase these changes in over next few days.
o Priority will be given to Commercial Developers (who have Publisher IDs) to use Open Signed Offline (i.e. Developer Certificates).
o For non commercial developers (without Publisher IDs) we will accelerate Open Signed Online rollout.