Managing Certificate Profile

General Information

In the menu bar, click Tools > Certificate Manager.

The Active profile is indicated by the check mark. All of the applications in Tizen Studio will be signed with this active profile. You can create, delete, and set a profile to active here.

The lower window shows the information of each certificate. You can replace the certificate with an existing one. The Tizen platform allows multiple distributor certificates, up to two, which support other device manufacturers or telecommunication companies. But, a second certificate is not needed for most of developers.

Changing a Distributor Certificate in a Profile

There might be an instance where you need to register more devices or change the devices in the distributor certificate(author certificates rarely need to be changed).

  1. In the menu bar, click Tools > Certificate Manager and do the same steps to create a certificate profile described in Creating Certificates (steps 1 - 3).

  2. Click Select an existing certificate profile and select a profile in which you want to change the registered device, then click Next.

  3. Click No to use the existing author certificate.


    If you click Yes, it moves to Create a new author certificate step and original author certificate will be removed permanently. So it should be carefully considered. However the SDK automatically backs up the original author.p12 file with timestamp extension like author.p12_bak_20160806092013 in the profile directory to protect developer from unintended removal.

  4. Register the DUIDs. Follow steps 8-9 in Create Certificates.

Importing Existing Certificates

If you already have both the author.p12 and distributor.p12 certificates, you don’t need a new certificate from Samsung; Just create a new certificate profile and import your existing certificates.

  1. In the menu bar, click Tools > Certificate Manager and select Samsung.

  2. Select Device Type and click Next.

  3. Select Create a new certificate profile to create a new one, input a profile name, and click Next.

  4. Select Select an existing author certificate at Step 3-1 and click Next.

  5. Click Browse and select your author.p12 file, enter the password ,then click Next.

  6. Click Select an existing distributor certificate, click Browse and select your distributor.p12 file, enter the password, then click Finish.

  7. Finally you can find the created profile in the list.