[wix-users] Code signing the burn bootstrapper.

Gerhard Matzen gmatzen at osisoft.com
Tue Mar 28 04:33:40 PDT 2017

You can't just sign the bundle itself.  You must sign both the burn.exe engine and the bundle.


I think you can still use whatever tool that you want for the signing, but you need to split apart the bundle using insignia and sign the internals as well as the bundle itself.

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Steve De George
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:19 AM
To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
Subject: [wix-users] Code signing the burn bootstrapper.

Hi all.

I have my boostrapper with MSI working great and have went onto code signing them. In the past I have used kSignCMD.exe from www.comodo.com<http://www.comodo.com> and this does indeed sign everything. I sign the EXE's, the MSI and Burn boot strapper and by going to the  Properties, details I see everything is signed. The boot strapper is marked as signed.

Now here is the issue. If I sign the boot strapper  then when installing it prompts me with a find file dialog to locate the internal MSI.

If I DO NOT sign the boot strapper it all works fine. I have been Googling this for a couple of hours and am confused.

Any tips or tricks for this?


Steve De George - Pivotal Z / NextGen Software, Inc.

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