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Code Signing Certificate

Verify and protect your code using Code Signing Certificates

Code Signing Certificate Plans

Comodo Code Signing

These code signing certificates help ensure that any code or content you’re looking to distribute over the internet is safe from modification, re-hosting, and impersonation by malicious third parties.

Thawte Code Signing Certificate

This certificate allows you to protect your code with one of the most trusted brands in web security. Because of the brand recognition, your customers will instantly be able to verify that your software is safe for download. This certificate works virtually on all platforms and applications and ensures that your code cannot be maliciously modified without immediate detection.

Comodo EV Code Signing

Comodo Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing gives your customers the peace of mind to download your software. After all, you’ve worked too hard for that conversion for a browser warning to derail you. An EV Code Signing certificate features all the benefits of a regular code signing certificate but offers identity assurance. And identity assurance is what gets rid of those pesky browser warnings and builds file reputation in Microsoft SmartScreen. Your EV Code Signing certificate also features an added layer of security—your private key will be physically stored on an external hardware token. This eliminates any risk of unauthorized use of your code signing certificate. In 2017, code signing is a requirement. Take the extra steps to not only guarantee your software’s integrity—but also to verify your identity to your customers. After all, nothing boosts conversions like trust

Symantec Code Signing Certificate

Inform your users that your company’s code has been verified by the world-renown leader in web security; Symantec. Your customers will know that your company’s code is safe from modification, re-hosting, and impersonation by other, malicious 3rd parties.

Frequently Asked Questions About Code Signing Certificate

Is a Code Signing certificate tied to my domain name?

No, a Code Signing certificate is tied to your Organization Name only. The Common Name you are prompted for is required by our system in order for the request to be accepted, but we will replace it in our system with the Organization Name you have entered in your CSR so that the correct details will be displayed when the signature on the code is viewed.

How long can I use a Code Signing certificate for?

Code Signing certificates are valid for years depending on which life cycle you choose when you purchase the certificate. You should also timestamp your signed code to avoid your code expiring when your certificate expires.

Are Code Signing Certificates chained?

Yes, the Code Signing Certificates are chained. The Code Signing Certificates are signed by the Code Signing CA Intermediate Certificate which is chained to the Primary Root CA certificate.

What is Extended Validation Code Signing certificate?

EV Code Signing certificate is issued after stringent vetting process of the publisher as per CA/Browser forum and Microsoft’s specifications. EV Code Signing certificates require the private key in the form of hardware token and the PIN number to be entered while signing your code.

What is the difference between Standard and EV Code Signing?

Standard code signing certificates undergo standard organization validation. EV code signing certificates go through strict Extended Validation vetting requirements set by the CA/B Forum.

Are Code Signing Certificates available for individual developers?

Yes. Code signing certificates are available for individual developers who are not affiliated with an incorporated business. Select the appropriate code signing certificate for your development platform. In the publisher name field on the signup form simply put your name down for the publisher.

Why do I need a Code Signing Certificate?

When customers buy software in a store, the source of that software is obvious. When downloaded over the Internet, that same software is not so easy to trust. Any publisher planning to distribute code or content over the Internet risks their product being modified, impersonated and re-hosted by malicious third parties. Code signing certificates immediately inform customers that they can trust the software download by verifying code integrity and company legitimacy.

How Code Signing Certificates Work?

Digital Signature

Code Signing Certificates, through the use of digital signatures, enable you to include information about yourself and your code so end users who download Code Signed Active X controls, dynamic link libraries, .cab files or HTML content from your site can be confident that code really comes from you – the programmer, and has not been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed.

Protection from Tampering

This digital signature provides enough information to authenticate the signer as well as to ensure that your software has not been subsequently modified. Code Signing Certificates allow content publishers including software developers to sign their content that includes software objects, macros, device drivers, firmware images, virus updates, configuration files or other types of content for secure delivery over the Internet.

What if I already have an SSL Certificate?

You can switch to us at any time. We offer highly competitive pricing and if you already have an existing certificate, we’ll add any remaining validity that you have on your existing competitor SSL Certificate up to a maximum of an additional 12 months.

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