CODE SIGNING SSL CERTIFICATES

With Software Code & Hardware Driver Signing Certificates Show customers that they can trust your code by securing it with a unique digital signature

Code Signing SSL Certificates

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate

Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate

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Why do you need an EV Code Signing Certificate? Because without one your prospect pool just shrunk by 20%. One out of every five American internet users is protected by the Microsoft SmartScreen web filter, which uses…

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Comodo Code Signing Certificate

Comodo Code Signing Certificate

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If you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to secure code and increase customer trust, look no further than the Comodo Code Signing certificate. These code signing certificates help ensure that any code or content you’re looking…

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Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate

Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate

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Sectigo Ev Code Signing certificates are head and shoulders above standard signing certificates for two very important reasons. First and foremost, only an EV Code Signing can grant software developers an instant reputation boost with the Microsoft SmartScreen filter…

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Sectigo Code Signing Certificate

Sectigo Code Signing Certificate

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Sectigo Code Signing certificates are some of the most trusted signing certificates on the market, used by developers across the world to digitally sign their software. By affixing your own unique digital signature to all of your code, you’ll be asserting sufficient identity to satisfy…

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Symantec Code Signing

Symantec Code Signing

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For the ultimate in online code security and consumer trust, look no further than the code signing certificate’s from the world’s #1 brand – Symantec. Symantec code signing certificates act as a form of digital shrink wrap…

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Thawte Code Signing Certificate

Thawte Code Signing Certificate

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Thawte Code Signing certificates allow you can protect your code with one of the original and most trusted brands in web security. Thawte protects identities and transactions with more than one million SSL & code signing certificates…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Code Signing SSL Certificates

What are Code Signing and Driver Signing certificates?

Code Signing certificates attach a digital signature to code to validate that the content has not been altered since it was signed and distributed. Code signing works with software components, macros, firmware images, configuration files, and other types of content.

Browsers and operating systems are continually improving security measures, and many currently scan downloaded files to check for code signatures.

For more information, see About Code Signing Certificates and Microsoft®’s Introduction to Code Signing.

Driver Signing certificates (also know as kernel-mode Code Signing certificates) are identical to Code Signing certificates, except they are specifically designed to secure code from Windows® hardware drivers and operating systems. Driver Signing certificates are required to sign all drivers on any Windows Vista® operating system or later.

For more information, see Microsoft’s Driver Signing article.

Who needs a code signing certificate?

Online security vigilance is at an all-time high. Most Web users won’t download software unless you can prove it’s legitimate. Code signing certificates inspire confidence and give you the proof you need to validate your code.Software developers can use code signing certificates to provide extra assurance to their customers about who produced the content and that it’s not tampered with. Signed code also prevents unidentified third parties from altering the code before it’s distributed.Content publishers can digitally sign software components, macros, firmware images, virus updates, configuration files or other types of content for secure delivery over the Internet or other mechanisms.

Code signing is particularly important when the source of a given piece of code might not be obvious – for example Active X controls, Java applets, and other active Web scripting codes.Most Web users understand the potential risks involved with downloading content from the Internet. It’s important your end users can trust the code you publish on the Internet. Code signing certificates help confirm software security and assurance with your customers.

How does code signing work?

Newer operating systems and Internet browsers are often set to higher online security levels, which often require signed content. For example, Internet Explorer® uses Authenticode® technology to identify the publisher of signed software and verify that it hasn’t been tampered with.When a code signed file is downloaded from a website, the certificate is extracted from the file. The browser cross-checks this information with an internal list of certificate authorities, and then verifies the signature in the certificate.If the signed software is tampered with in any way, the digital signature breaks and alerts customers that the code has been altered and is not trustworthy.

How does someone know they can trust my signature?

When someone attempts to download or run unsigned code, their browser attempts to validate the security of the downloaded content. A security warning pops up or the Web page content fails to load, depending on the browser security settings. These warnings create suspicion and confusion for the user.Digitally signing code prevents unnecessary warning dialogues when end users attempt to run the signed application or executable file.

After I purchase a code signing certificate, what do I need to do?

After you purchase a code signing certificate, you need to provide a certificate signing request (CSR) from the computer that is signing the code. Depending on the use of the certificate, you can create the CSR automatically, or you can use a tool like OpenSSL to generate the CSR.After you submit your request, we verify the company information you supplied. The Registration Authority (RA) might contact you to provide additional information, if required. You can monitor the validation process through your account.Once the code signing certificate is issued, we’ll send you an email with a link to download and install the certificate file and any associated intermediate certificates.You can even time-stamp your signature block using Authenticode to show the validity of your certificate at the time the code was signed.