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Netbeans Signer

NetBeans Plugin - NetBeans Signer
Plugin owner: elcocolio
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Added: 2008-05-20
License: GNU LESSER GPL 2.1
Category: Utilities
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Download plugin   Download size: 0.06 MB   Last Update: 2016-12-22

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version



Verifications for NetBeans versions

8.2 verification PASSED See verification details
Download plugin   Download size: 0.06 MB   Last Update: 2015-11-23

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

Version 2.0.1

1. All windows have been made resizable, as a workaround for font size issues with retina systems (thanks to AngeloD for reporting this)

Verifications for NetBeans versions

8.1 verification PASSED See verification details
Download plugin   Download size: 0.06 MB   Last Update: 2015-11-20

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

Version 2.0.1

1. All windows have been made resizable, as a workaround for font size issues with retina systems (thanks to AngeloD for reporting this)

Version 2.0

1. Enhanced GUI: Added functionality to create keystores.
2. Now the signer asks for both module and existing keystore directories.
3. You can see both module and keystore paths by hovering over their respective text fields. That action displays a tooltip with that piece of information.
4. It validates if the module directory field really contains a Netbeans Module project (it checks all the required files and basic properties used by a Netbeans Module)

WARNINGS!!

* It is your responsability to assign a valid keystore (if you already have one) and provide the right data (alias and password) to sign your modules. Netbeans already validates that. Therefore, this module will NEVER do it.
* Module directory validation may not have 100% accuracy, since the checked properties and files can be shared by or added to other project types. My advice: use your common sense and select directories which contain a Netbeans Module.
* According to signing process documentation, keystore and key password needs to be the same.


Verifications for NetBeans versions

8.0 verification PASSED See verification details
Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2010-10-12

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

Version 1.1.1

* Minor BUG-FIX: It installs successfully but Netbeans says that it is inactive. Solved with activating "Needs restart on install" (Thanks to Michael Mellinger and Jiri Kovalsky for reporting It)

Version 1.1

1. Dialog is not Modal anymore.
2. Fixed a layout bug (The textboxes weren't shown properly. They appeared very "shrunken")
3. The module now accepts any type of file as keystore file (but It is your responsability to assign a valid one to sign your modules).

Verifications for NetBeans versions

6.9 verification PASSED See verification details
Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2010-10-12

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin


What's new in this version

Version 1.1.1

* Minor BUG-FIX: It installs successfully but Netbeans says that it is inactive. Solved with activating "Needs restart on install" (Thanks to Michael Mellinger and Jiri Kovalsky for reporting It)

Version 1.1

1. Dialog is not Modal anymore.
2. Fixed a layout bug (The textboxes weren't shown properly. They appeared very "shrunken")
3. The module now accepts any type of file as keystore file (but It is your responsability to assign a valid one to sign your modules).

Verifications for NetBeans versions

6.8 verification PASSED See verification details
Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2010-10-12

What's new in this version

Version 1.1.1

* Minor BUG-FIX: It installs successfully but Netbeans says that it is inactive. Solved with activating "Needs restart on install" (Thanks to Michael Mellinger and Jiri Kovalsky for reporting It)

Version 1.1

1. Dialog is not Modal anymore.
2. Fixed a layout bug (The textboxes weren't shown properly. They appeared very "shrunken")
3. The module now accepts any type of file as keystore file (but It is your responsability to assign a valid one to sign your modules).

Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification

Download plugin   Download size: 0.03 MB   Last Update: 2010-10-12

What's new in this version

Version 1.1.1

* Minor BUG-FIX: It installs successfully but Netbeans says that it is inactive. Solved with activating "Needs restart on install" (Thanks to Michael Mellinger and Jiri Kovalsky for reporting It)

Version 1.1

1. Dialog is not Modal anymore.
2. Fixed a layout bug (The textboxes weren't shown properly. They appeared very "shrunken")
3. The module now accepts any type of file as keystore file (but It is your responsability to assign a valid one to sign your modules).

Verifications for NetBeans versions

Plugin is not subject to any verification



Introduction

This plugin visually allows to set a signature to any Netbeans Module project using a previously created keystore file. This one can be created in Netbeans with the "Keystores" tool (called "Security manager" in previous versions), which is located in the menu "Tools". This plugin works this way: select the Netbeans module project node in the window "Projects". Once this step is done, then go to menu "Tools" and click on "Sign Netbeans Module" option.

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User Comments

  

Source code

It seems that Sourceforge has deleted this plugin's source code.

I reuploaded it in Github:

https://github.com/ivandarioherazo/netbeans-signer
Posted by elcocolio on Dec 22, 2016
  

Github repo

Hi ChrisLE

I've created a project on SourceForge website:

http://sourceforge.net/p/netbeans-signer/code/ci/master/tree/

Feel free to download the code and contribute.
Posted by elcocolio on Dec 15, 2015
  

Github repo

Please add the github source so that we can maybe contribute or create bugs for you please.
Posted by ChrisLE on Dec 14, 2015
  

Resizable windows

Hi AngeloD

I didn't answer before because I was convinced this plugin didn't need any more enhancements for now (at least until a mayor NB release comes out).

I just took your advice and made all windows resizable. The fix should be in place after the plugin is verified.

Best regards
Posted by elcocolio on Nov 20, 2015
  

Some improvements needed..

Hello elcocolio, nice to see that this useful plugin is back in business and thanks for making it.

Still the UI could be improved: on retina systems in order to be able to use NetBeans we need to increase the font size.
Using bigger fonts, though, the UI is really "tight", making the window resizeable (or even sensitive to the font size) would make it better.

I could not find the source code, I could make the changes myself.
Posted by AngeloD on Aug 08, 2015
  

GUI needs work

I thing the GUI needs a lot of work. The textfields are so small that you can't see *any* characters in them at all.
The filtering for ONLY .ks files is a severe limitation.
Posted by santafen on Jul 08, 2008
  

a couple of comments

1. The module needs to be configured as "Main Project", otherwise the "Tools -> Sign NetBeans Module" is unavailable
2. When locating the keystore file, it filters only by *.ks extension. Make available *.jks, as well as *.*
3. The focus needs to be at the project window, otherwise the "Tools -> Sign NetBeans Module" is unavailable.
4. Keystore can have different password than key alias.
5. I tried to sign a module, filled all textfields, but was unable to sign my module, by popping up a dialog "this project may not be a netbeans module. It has no manifest file". But the module has a manisfest.mf at the project root, it is in lower case.
Posted by claudio4j on May 21, 2008
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