Export apk for non google play stores (Keystore)

Godot Version

4.2.1.stable

Question

I want to export my application for android, but I don’t want to upload it to Google Play, but there is a requirement to assign it a keystore to be able to install it.

Because I have no intent in using Google Play, I understand that generating a release keystore is unnecessary and I could use the debug one, but I don’t know if it has some serious disadvantages to use the debug key for release.

And I’m worried about the time limit of the key, is it just to upload new versions or it works as an expiration date of the app? And if it’s the app expiration date, is there a way to avoid it?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile: