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    Thumbs down What permission will be available to Midlet if it is signed by Manufacturer?

    Hi,

    If I signed my midlet by the manufacturer then what permissions will be available?

    Following things I like to know:

    1 Al the confirmation dialog box like "Allow user ..." will be suppressed?
    2 "Delete" option should get disabled. I don't want user should delete my midlet.
    3 My midlet should initiate the telephone call through platformRequest without displaying permission dialog box to user.

    Thanks In Advance,
    Anil Pinto

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    Thumbs up Re: What permission will be available to Midlet if it is signed by Manufacturer?

    Hi,
    Let me talk point by point...

    @ After getting the application as signed you will not get these pop us - Though you have to do some setting in application manager..

    @ I have no idea.

    @ I guess this will be fixed and you will not get any pop up

    read in details,
    Why sign your MIDP application?

    * Some devices might restrict certain functionality to those applications with valid signatures.
    * Some security policies reject the installation of any unsigned application.
    * Other devices will warn users about an application being “untrusted” if it’s not signed.
    * Security pop-ups on phones can get really annoying, and these can be lessened with signed applications.
    * Ensures that no one but you can distribute his or her applications or updates to your application under your name.
    And

    Certificate Authorities
    The two primary Certificate Authorities (CA’s) for code signing are Thawte and Verisign. Thawte certificates will cost you $200 per year (discount on renewals), whereas Verisign will cost you $500 per year (discount on renewals). So which do you choose? Both of them!

    This much I know..
    Thanks
    Thanks with Regards,

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    Re: What permission will be available to Midlet if it is signed by Manufacturer?

    1) Correct, the MIDlets have always allowed for all APIs
    2) Incorrect. The MIDlets can be deleted. No way around that.
    3) Not 100% sure, but in some cases true and some cases (like on Series 40 phones) not true (due platform limitations).

    Hartti

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    Re: What permission will be available to Midlet if it is signed by Manufacturer?

    For an application to be "undeletable", the phone manufacturer would have to incorporate it in the firmware (ROM, Read-Only Memory area).

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    Smile Re: What permission will be available to Midlet if it is signed by Manufacturer?

    Thanks to all of you guys for quick and informative replies

    With Best Regards,
    Anil Pinto

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