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Searching a published site results in "The application's digital signature has an error"

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Attempts to search an IBM Rational Method Composer published site results in the error "The application's digital signature has an error".


When using Rational Method Composer iFix1 on Windows XP or Rational Method Composer 7.2 on Windows, performing a site search that requires java search applet, results in the error.

The full error message is as follows:

The application's digital signature has an error.  
Do you want to run the application?



The certificate associated with the Site Search java applet has expired.

Diagnosing the problem

Check your system date to find the time is later than Monday, February 08 17:59:59 CST 2010, the date when the certificate expired.

Resolving the problem


Contact IBM Rational Method Composer Technical Support to request a testfix.

Document information

More support for: Rational Method Composer

Software version: 7.2,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1456438

Modified date: 03 June 2011

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