A developer key is a sequence of bytes that is used to identify SX files as being from you. Once you have submitted your extension, and it has been accepted, you'll receive an email containing your developer key.

This developer key will be used to encrypt your SX file before it is converted to a Base64 format for submission and transmission over the Internet. It is very important that you do not give out your developer key, as doing so would mean anyone with access to it could submit an extension or an update in your name.

Below is an example of a developer key. The key below will, obviously, never be used or handed out to a developer, and any submissions using this key will be rejected.

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The encryption used in SX files is some of the strongest available. SX files use the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256-bit cipher which, at the time of writing, is computationally infeasible to break or crack.

Last edited Oct 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM by McSherry, version 3

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