Issuing a Tizen Certificate (From Certificate Extension ver 1.2)


  • This article is for certificate extension 1.2.

Issuing a Tizen Certificate and Running Applications in the Tizen Emulator

To run an application with the Tizen emulator in the SDK, you can create the Tizen certificate locally in the IDE before launching your application in the Emulator.

To create a Tizen certificate for the emulator:


1. In the IDE menu, go to Window > Preferences > Tizen SDK > Security Profiles.


2. To create a new profile, click Add, enter the profile name, and click OK.


3. To generate the certificate, click Generate in the Author Certificate panel, fill in the certificate details, and click OK.


4. In the popup window, click Yes.


5. The new certificate is shown in the Author Certificate panel.
Click OK and run your application on the Tizen emulator.



Issuing a Tizen Certificate and Running Applications in Commercial Devices

To run an application in a commercial device, you must create the official certificate from the specific vendors’ certificate center.

To create a Tizen certificate for Samsung commercial devices:


1. Run the Update Manager, select the All Packages tab, and make sure the Certificate Extension package under Extras is installed.


2. Generate a profile:

2.1. To request certificates, run the Tizen Certificate module by clicking the Register Certificate icon on the IDE toolbar.


2.2. To generate a profile, click New, enter the profile name, and click OK


3. Request the author certificate:

3.1. Within step 3, click Create new certificate.


3.2. Enter the author information and click Request.


3.3. Log in to your Samsung Account, if needed.


3.4. When the success popup window is shown, the certificate generation is completed. 
Click OK


4. Request the distributor certificate:

4.1. Within step 4, click Create new certificate.


4.2. Enter the privilege level, password, and device unique ID (DUID) information, and click Request.
The DUIDs of connected devices are shown in the Connected devices panel. You can add the DUID manually, or click Add next to the applicable connected device.


4.3. When the success popup window is shown, the certificate generation is completed. 
Click OK


5.  Register the author and distributor certificates by clicking OK




  • Keep your author certificate file (author.p12) in a safe and secure place, and make a secure backup of the file.
  • The Certificate Extension creates this file in the SDK data folder.
  • For example, if the Tizen SDK is located in C:\tizen-sdk-2.4, the data folder is automatically located in C:\tizen-sdk-2.4-data and the certificate file is located in C:\tizen-sdk-2.4-data\keystore\<Your security profile name>:
  • C:\tizen-sdk-2.4-data\keystore\myprofile\author.p12
  • Do not lose your certificate file after you sign your application with it and upload the application to If you do, you can no longer publish any updates to your application, since all versions of the application must be signed with the same certificate. 
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