Unknown Publisher in Set Up project in WPF

Natalie Al Massry 1 Reputation point
2020-07-08T18:17:24.817+00:00

I am using Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects to create a set up project for my WPF application using .NetCore in Visual Studio 2019. How can I change the publisher from unknown to known when installing the application?

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  1. Sabrina Cosolo 126 Reputation points
    2020-07-09T10:37:34.01+00:00

    As Daisy correctly answered, to change the Publisher name from Unknown to your Firm name,
    you need a Certificate to sign the Executable file and DLLs you produce.
    The certificate can be bought by the same organizations selling SSL certificates, but is a different kind of certificate.
    Where a third party certificates that you are you ;) after the signing the Setup program shows your name instead of the Unknown.

    The signing can be done using signtool.exe that is available in the windows 10 sdk.

    HTH

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