Signing installer with signtool

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Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm


InstallForge works great so far. I am stuck in signing the installer with a digital certificate.

I sign my_installer_file.exe with the following command (it is a standard procedure):

signtool.exe sign /a my_installer_file.exe

Then, if I execute the installer, it hangs. It consumes around 30% of the CPU. It the temp directory, there is a file that keeps growing, it did not stop at 2GB! :o

my_installer_file.exe is working perfectly before signing it with singtool.exe. It just hangs after signing it.
Is there any solution?

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Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 pm


Did you manage to resolve this issue?
I am having the same problem. I have also tried using ksign from kSoftware
and have the same problem.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:51 pm

I can confirm that I am experiencing the same issue. Without a solution, I'll need to use a different installer. That's a shame, this tool is really nice.
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Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:53 am

I'm having this issue!!!
is there anybody in the InstallForge Team that could help us??
We need to be able to sign our applications!
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Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:13 pm

Same issue here :|
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Joined: Tue May 08, 2018 3:40 pm

I am having the exact same issue. When the installer is signed, it hangs, but when it's not signed it installs just fine. I cannot ship my product without signing it, so I'd really appreciate it if this were fixed. Thanks!
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Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:59 pm

Any new solutions regarding signing Installforge file with PFX?
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what exactly is the issue with the latest version of InstallForge?

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