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Method and system to dynamically re-sign a compiled binary application container file in a cloud-based PaaS platform

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243518D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

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Abstract

This article explains how a compiled encrypted binary application container file is conditionally and dynamically resigned by the supporting application runtime during deployment to a PaaS type cloud platform.

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Method and system to dynamically re-sign a compiled binary application container file in a cloud-based PaaS platform

The solution disclosed solves the problem of ensuring a compiled binary application container file is signed with a trusted digital signature during a provisioning phase of a deployment lifecycle into a PaaS type cloud platform. This signing process with a trusted digital signature ensures that the binary application file will be able to execute as a trusted application within a PaaS type cloud platform with elevated execution permissions and is also encrypted based on the keys within the trusted digital signature. The key advantage is automated provisioning of a compiled encrypted binary application container file into a PaaS type cloud platform in a controlled and secure manner.

The typical workflow associated with engaging this solution is as follows:
1. A developer creates/edits a compiled encrypted binary application container file on a client desktop using an IDE capable of performing the required initial compilation process.

2. The developer invokes the "Deploy to Cloud" action which then automatically initiates a deployment process whereby the compiled binary application container is packaged into an optimised binary executable image and uploaded to the hosting PaaS cloud platform.

3. After receiving all of the streamed binary content of the application container, the PaaS cloud platform then initiates a provisioning lifecycle to merge the...