Call Signtool using python

enda man emannion at
Tue Mar 2 18:33:39 CET 2010

On Mar 2, 2:46 pm, "Matt Mitchell" <mmitch... at> wrote:
> I think you need to use the /p switch to pass signtool.exe a password
> when using the /f switch.
> Check out
> more info.
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> Hi,
> I want to call the Windows signtool to sign a binary from a python
> script.
> Here is my script:
> //
> os.chdir('./Install/activex/cab')
>["signtool", "sign", "/v", "/f", "webph.pfx", "/t",
> "", "WebPh.exe" ])
> //
> But I am getting this error:
> ////
> SignTool Error: The specified PFX password is not correct.
> Number of files successfully Signed: 0
> Number of warnings: 0
> Number of errors: 1
> Finished building plugin installer
> scons: done building targets.
> ////
> This python script is called as part of a scons build, which is also
> python code.
> Anyone seen this before or can pass on any ideas.
> Tks,
> EM
> --

The same command works when run from the command line but when I run
it from python  using it fails as described in my
first post.  I do not need to use the /p switch as the password is
embedded in the pfx file.
That is why I think it is something I am or am not doing in python.


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