prerak6962
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Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:03 pm

Hello,

I have some projects that were last built using version 17.5.
Few days back I updated the installation to 17.9 and now if I open the project in 17.9, the timestamp URL in digital signature seems to get modified.

We use the timestmap URL of GlobalSign. It was set to http://rfc3161timestamp.globalsign.com/advanced but when the project is opened in 17.9, it gets modified to http://timestamp.globalsign.com and the build fails.

I have the exact same behaviour in all my projects.

Could you please confirm if it's a bug on Advanced Installer side? If not, I'll try to see what made the URL change in our automated setup.

Steps to reproduce: Thank you.
Prerak

Catalin
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Re: Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:52 pm

Hello Prerak,

I have tested this and I was able to reproduce it on our end.

I can confirm that this indeed may be a bug on our side.

I have forwarded this to our development team for further investigation.

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Catalin
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Re: Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:49 pm

Hello Prerak,

Please disregard my last answer.

After further discussing this with our development team, it looks like the behavior is the expected one.

The reason why this is happening is because one of our project options was not compatible with some timestamp servers.

The workaround for this was setting the timestamp URL to the one mentioned by you.

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http://timestamp.globalsign.com
However, after the project upgrade, if you change it, it should no longer reset (until the next project upgrade).

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Catalin
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prerak6962
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Re: Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:12 pm

Hi Catalin,

Thank you for the explanation.

Just to be sure, we need to reset the URL, eerytime after we update the installed version of Advanced installer?
If yes, it would be better to not make the user do this from a usability point of view. Because this is somerthing that is not obviuos to any user.

I can understand if there's a technical limitation to make this work, but just providing my point of view.

Prerak

Catalin
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Re: Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:12 pm

Hello Prerak,
Just to be sure, we need to reset the URL, eerytime after we update the installed version of Advanced installer?
In fact, the URL should not be updated everytime. The project conversion is done only once, therefore you will not need to change the URL after every upgrade.

It looks like I misunderstood this in my discussion with the development team from yesterday.

Please accept my apologies for that.

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Catalin
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prerak6962
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Re: Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:51 pm

Got it, thanks.

Prerak

Catalin
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Re: Digital Signature Timestamp URL changes on update

Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:52 pm

You are always welcome, Prerak!

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Catalin
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