Code Signing For Revit 2017

In 2017, Autodesk really wants developers to sign their DLLs (

If you don’t, Revit will show this scary dialog on startup.

Dealing with this was a fairly annoying process, so to hopefully make it easier for others, here is what I did.

  1. Bought a 5 year certificate from for $365
  2. Sent them a bunch of documentation to prove that I am who I say I am (including signing up for a free listing at
  3. Got my “certificate” and generated a PFX file (if you have questions about this step, post in the comments and I will add more info)
  4. Added this to the Visual Studio post build event

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