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Created: hamishwillee (16 Dec 2010)
Last edited: aaumala (14 Jan 2014)



Express Signed allows you to sign your application or content immediately and will cost one Content ID from your Symbian Signed account. Each Content ID costs €10.

If your application needs Restricted Capabilities, you cannot use this signing option and must use Certified Signed instead.

All submissions to Express Signed must pass the Symbian Signed Test Criteria. This is enforced by random audits of the submissions.

Express Signed applications can be deployed freely once signed, and the applications are valid for ten years from the date of signing.

What you will need

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Symbian Signed Test Criteria

Before you start the actual submission process, check that your submission meets all of the tests in the Symbian Signed Test Criteria. If you feel that your application might fail any of the tests, then contact Nokia at symbian.signed @ for advice before submission if you’re unsure what to do. Contact us also if your application would need a waiver to pass the test. Please note that if your submission does not contain a waiver for the failed test case then the final test result will be a rejected application.

Step 2: Sign your .sis file with your Publisher ID

You should start with an unsigned .sis file and use the SignSIS or MakeSIS tool to sign it with your Publisher ID

Step 3: Create your .zip file

Create a .zip file containing the signed .sis file from Step 2 and a readme.txt giving details of your submission and how it can be tested by our test teams.

Step 4: Upload your .zip file

Log into your Symbian Signed account, and use the “Express Signed” menu option to get to the submission form. Complete the form, and upload your .zip file for signing.

Step 5: Download your signed application

From the “My Submissions” link in your Symbian Signed account, you will be able to download the signed version of your application.

Step 6: Audit compliance

Even after you have downloaded your signed .sis file your submission may be selected for audit. You will be able to see by the status of your submission whether it has been selected for audit.

Nokia will test your application against the Symbian Signed Test Criteria. If your application fails the tests then your Express Signed privileges will be suspended until you have done 2 successful submissions through the Certified Signed channel (where every submitted application is thoroughly tested by an external test house).

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