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OFF2000: Using SelfCert to Create a Digital Certificate for VBA Projects
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Microsoft Office 2000 includes a program that you can use to create digital certificates for signing Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) projects. The program is called SelfCert.exe. You can use it to create "test certificates" that you can use to sign VBA projects.
NOTE: Digital signatures that are created with the SelfCert program are for personal use only. They are not meant for commercial distribution of VBA solutions. The type of certificate that is generated does not verify your identity.
You should only use a self-signed certificate for personal use. If you need an authenticated certificate, you want to contact a certification authority, such as those listed at the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:
http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/office/redirect/fromOffice9/cert.htmThe program discussed in this article is provided "as is" and Microsoft does not guarantee that it can be used in all situations. Although Microsoft support engineers can help with the installation and existing functionality of this program, they will not modify the program to provide new functionality.
Creating a Test CertificateTo create a test certificate for use with your VBA projects in Microsoft Office 2000, follow these steps:
For more information about digital certificates and signatures, click Microsoft Product Help on the Help menu, type How do I digitally sign my project in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
Article ID: 217221 - Last Review: January 9, 2007 - Revision: 3.4