Which certificate authority
Totally hacked off --- spent hundreds of dollars on a DigiCert EV certificate and there are two main problems:
1. Microsoft's Schema for validating certificates in Windows 8 Apps does not allow PostalCode (as per http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/toolsforwinapps/thread/27b5ff8c-407f-49a3-bbd6-dc95d67f4175 ), while DigiCert insists on including it. Not sure if this is the fault of DigiCert or Microsoft, but I suspect the latter, as it seems very reasonable to include PostalCode. Or more likely it's both of their faults as they both bang on about how they worked together to create cert solutions for Windows 8, but obviously no-one from either side even did the simplest thing of signing a Windows 8 app to see if it works.
2. DigiCert support is ludicrous. They insist on repeating verbatim the information on their Web site, without actually attempting to understand my question. (i.e. all you need to do is mention 'Windows 8' and they straight away start talking about their EV certs, blah, blah, blah. They seem so stupid they don't even know how their own products work. I will NEVER use them
again. For example, they ignored my emails, and their instant chat 'Support' person kept telling me the same thing about EV certs.
If I ran my software company like either of these two (at least in this instance) then we'd be broke in a heartbeat. I just don't understand how they can get away with this.
RESULT = I decided to give away the APP for free in the Windows 8 store for both end users and enterprises, thereby not making any money for us, but also not contributing to Digicert or Windows 8 store revenue in the future. (By the way, it's a great app! Check out http://www.point8020.com --- the app is called ShowMe Windows 8, and as I say it's now totally free. I'd be grateful if you folks could blog/tweet both this post and the resulting free app on our site. I guess as many folks as possible can now benefit from it, for free. Thanks!
- Помечено в качестве ответа Martin Harwar - SharePoint MVP MVP 1 марта 2013 г. 18:07