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September 10, 2023

New code signing certificates and updated Speech SDKs across Developer Workbench

Code signing software helps users verify software publisher identity to thwart potential malware. Executable, DLL, and JAR files can be signed to validate authenticity. It involves software publishers obtaining a code signing certificate from industry sanctioned providers and using utilities to sign the file with their certificate. Certificates are issued for specific time periods and expire. This is similar to the certificate process for websites but there are differences. Recently, the industry has implemented more stringent handling of code signing certificates. Software publishers now are required to maintain them in a secured cloud vault or on a secured hardware device.

Chant updated all its build processes to support a new code signing certificate issued under the latest industry secured practices. Chant Developer Workbench 2023 build 10.0.2 is comprised of tools and libraries with updated certificates. See Knowledge Base article H032311 for details about verifying code certificates for executables, DLLs, and JARs.

LexiconKit and SpeechKit now includes support for the latest Microsoft Speech SDK 1.31. Samples have been updated with the 1.31 SDK in the latest 10.0.2 build.

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