Signing your AIR Applications, the gritty details
Like many of you, I’ve been creating a lot of Adobe AIR applications lately. Most are for simple demos and my own education, so I haven’t bothered signing them. As a result, when anyone installs any of my applications, they get a dialog like the following:
As you can see, the dialog is full of warnings about the publisher being unknown and the application having unrestricted access to the machine. Basically, your user will have the same reaction as if they were installing an EXE (or APP or BIN) from an unknown website! Most will skip it.
To have your name or company name appear as the application publisher, you need to acquire a code signing certificate and use it to sign your AIR application.
The article is here.
Now that your application is signed, you’ll get an install dialog like the one below. It is from the FedEx Desktop AIR app. It’s clear that FedEx is the publisher so users do not hesitate to install.
Other articles on signing AIR apps: