Generate the Android certificate

The first step in any submission Google Play is having a Google Developer account. When it's all good, you can follow next steps!

You have no choice! Android requires that your application is signed using a P12 certificate, which private key is managed by the application developer. You can use self-signed certificates to sign, no certification authority is required.

The .keystore files are also supported for the signature of the application.

There are different methods for creating certificates, including Adobe Flash Professional and Adobe Flash Builder. If you have not installed all the development tools, you can use the Keytool utility to create a certificate on a Mac OS computer, or Java SDK (also called JDK) on Windows.

From a Mac From Windows

Create a certificate file using Keytool:

  1. Open the Terminal application (Applications> Utilities).
  2. Copy and paste the following line: cd ~/Desktop && keytool -genkey -v -keystore certificat_android.p12 -alias pandasuite -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -storetype pkcs12 -validity 10000
  3. Enter twice your password (and remember it !!)
  4. Follow the guidelines to specify the certificate information.
  5. When you are asked to confirm your choice, enter Yes, and press Enter to use the same password.
  6. Get your certificate on your desktop, copy it where you want.
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