Code signing: Why it matters for mobile developers
An Article for TechTarget by Denim Group’s CTO, Dan Cornell
Code signing creates a system of trust among mobile users, but it doesn’t bolster the security of the app itself, says expert Dan Cornell.
Code signing is the process of attaching a digital signature to application binaries. To understand digital signatures, it is helpful to think first about physical signatures and how they are used with legal documents. A signature on a legal document should indicate that the signer has read the document, understands it and agrees to be bound by the terms of the agreement.