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Are you a software developer who is looking to remove Unknown Publisher warning or want to build SmartScreen reputation of your software by purchasing a Code Signing Certificate? If yes and have queries or questions such as how to install or sign your software, then go through these Guides and Tutorials and also Read other information regarding Code Signing Certificate.

  • get-code-signing-certificate3 Easy Steps for Getting Code Signing Certificates
    It’s great to see that you’ve decided to get that mandatory trust factor: a code signing certificate, which is needed for signing an application or software package to prevent those pesky warning messages which make users run away. For digitally signing your software and apps, using a trusted code signing certificate is a must. It has even almost mandatory...
  • software-security-icon6 Tips for Software Developers to Enhance Software Security
    As a developer, you’re certainly aware of the importance of following security best practices. But many times, we miss certain things, maybe because it hasn’t become second nature to us yet. Unfortunately, we realize only after a security issue has arisen, and it’s marked on our brains like a spot of indelible ink...
  • adobe-logoAdobe Code Signing Certificates
    Are you a web developer or an organization that builds applications using Adobe Air, the cross-platform runtime system which is used for developing mobile and desktop apps? Then you’ll want to digitally sign AIR files using an Adobe Air code signing certificate to avoid untrusted publisher warnings...
  • firefox-69-alertAlert: Firefox 69 Removes Support for the < keygen > HTML Element
    The HTML element is one of the features, which is used for generating the key material and the submission of the public key, as a part of an HTML form. It's a mechanism which is designed to use with Web-based certificate management system. Likewise, this element is used within an HTML form with other needed information for constructing a certificate request, which results in a signed certificate...
  • time-stampingBest Practices of Code Signing Time Stamping: What Is It? Why It Matters?
    If you’re a software publisher or a developer, then you know that the success of your software often depends upon the number of downloads, which depends in part on how much trust users have in it. So, to assure users and avoid unnecessary warning messages upon download or installation, you‘ve taken proactive steps like signing your code using a trusted code signing certificate...
  • code signing and provisoningCheap Code Signing Certificates
    Code signing certificates come in handy for signing and adding digital signatures to your applications, code, and executable files. Understandably, many people hesitate to download or install any app that shows warning messages, which could be caused for a variety of reasons (such as the software company or developer is new and not popular). Also, day-to-day online threats are making browsers and operating systems...
  • Code Signing CertificatesCheap Microsoft Authenticode Code Signing Certificate
    A Code Signing Certificate used for Microsoft Authenticode, also called as Microsoft Authenticode Certificate, helps you digitally hash and sign your scripts and Windows executables files ( 32 and 64-bit file formats). For example, .cab, .exe, .dll, .ocx, ActiveX controls, .msi, .xap, .xpi, and kernel software. Ultimately, it helps in ensuring that your software is not tampered with and verifies your identity to users...
  • code-signing-architecture-featuredCode Signing Architecture: How the Code Signing Process Works
    As a software developer, you know the role of a code signing certificate, how important it is, and how helpful it is to provide trust to the users. If you have purchased a code signing certificate, then it won’t be new to say what’s the process to get one and how this Code Signing Certificate Works...
  • Code Signing Store BadgeCode Signing Badge
    For any website, generally, there are two ways to boost download volumes. First, getting more visitors and turning those visitors into sales funnel. And, another one is to get more conversion rate through check out page by increasing revenue and customers from the regular website traffic. There’re other ways to increase conversion rate, too...
  • before-choosing-code-signing-certificate-featuredCode Signing Certificate
    Code signing certificates provided by respected certificate authorities are multipurpose and can be used by software developers in various ways. Whether you’re an individual developer or developer working in an organization, code signing certificates are compatible with various technologies. For instance, developers creating apps and software using Adobe AIR, Java, Microsoft Silverlight, or Microsoft Office & VBA, can all sign their apps using code signing certificates...
  • Code Signing Certificate Coupon CodesCode Signing Certificate Coupon Codes
    As a software developer working for an organization or working as an individual, signing your software package with a code signing certificate is vital. Avail discount up to 70% on a code signing certificate and assure your users that software is coming from a trusted source and hasn’t been tampered with since its signing while preventing them...
  • code-signing-certificate-vs-ssl-certificate-feature-imageCode Signing Certificate vs SSL Certificate: What’s the Difference?
    If you're into web or software development and you’re looking to secure your web presence, then there’s a possibility you might be asking yourself: is a code signing certificate the same as an SSL/TLS certificate? If so, let’s explore the similarities and dissimilarities between the two...
  • code-signing-best-practices-featuredCode Signing Certificate vs. Email Signing & Document Signing Certificate
    As a software developer, you certainly know how important code signing certificates are. But, many times, especially those who are new into the industry often have questions about how these code signing certificates differ from other certificates. For example, the difference between a Code Signing Certificate and SSL Certificate...
  • process-scrap-hidden-threatsCode Signing Helps Get Rid of Hidden Cybersecurity Threats
    It’s important to know that the code you use is authentic and that it has not been modified by anyone else. If you don’t ensure that the code is genuine, you and your organization may end up using malicious software. However, it is hard to build that trust as you will have to verify that the software developed by a third-party...
  • code signing and provisoningCode Signing Identity and Provisioning Profiles – What Are the Differences?
    Being an iOS developer, you might be getting annoyed with Code Signing Identity and Provisioning Profiles. And, might even be questioning, what is Code Signing Identity? What’s the need for creating Provisioning Profiles? What’s the difference between the two? Being a developer, why should I even care about it? Well, if you have these types of questions, and don’t have any right answers…
  • microsoft-authenticode-certificates-featured-imageCode Signing with Microsoft Authenticode
    Authenticode, one of the most popular Microsoft technologies, is used in code-signing to identify who’s the publisher or developer of a given piece of software. It helps in signing several types of Windows scripts and executables such as .exe, .dll, .cab., .xpi & .ocx and assists in verifying that the signed software or executable files are genuine and have not been tampered with since it was signed & published...
  • comodo-vs-godaddy-code-signingComodo Code Signing vs. GoDaddy Code Signing Certificates
    Are you a software developer or a publisher who’s looking for a code signing certificate to sign their software, applications, executables, scripts, or device drivers? If yes and you’re not able to figure out whose code signing certificate you should choose, then no worries, you’re at the right place...
  • Compare Code Signing CertificatesCompare Code Signing Certificates
    Code Signing Certificate is an essential component of securing Software/Application via digital signing technology. It helps to assure users that the digitally signed software code, executable files, and other digital objects are not modified since its signing while increasing the user’s trust and confidence...
  • Compare EV Code Signing CertificatesCompare EV Code Signing Certificates
    Signing your executable file, software, code with an EV Code Signing Certificate is one of the best decisions you can make as a software publisher or developer. As EV Code Signing is the only certificate that goes through the extensive vetting process to check the identity of the organization or the applicant who applied for it...
  • code-signing-certificate-microsoft-developers-featured-imageDeliver Your Code More Confidently to Customers of Leading Microsoft Platforms
    CodeSigningStore.com is one of the leading global providers of Code Signing Certificates from the industry’s best Certificate Authorities, like Comodo/Sectigo, Symantec and Thawte. If you’re a publisher or developer who makes software and applications for Microsoft platforms, or you’re seeking a code signing certification for Microsoft Windows® Logo programs, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows...
  • toolDigiCert Certificate Utility –Quickly Sign Your Software Without Errors
    Hopefully everything has gone fine, and you’ve got the code signing certificate issued. If not, refer to this guide on How To Complete Validation For Your Code Signing Certificate...
  • documents-required-for-code-signing-certificate-validation-featured-imageDocuments Required for Code Signing Certificate Validation
    If you’re an organization that develops software and applications, you may already know how important it is to sign your software, applications or code with a Code Signing Certificate. So, what documents do you need to get a Code Signing Certificate? What’s the process? For organizational validation Code Signing Certificate, there are four requirements... Let’s take a look,
  • documents-required-for-code-signing-certificate-featured-imageDocuments Required for EV Code Signing Certificate Validation
    If you’re an organization developing or publishing software and you’re looking for an extra edge in the form of instant trust from Microsoft SmartScreen, Extended Validated (EV) Code Signing Certificate will be the perfect choice for you. Here, the validation steps are almost the same compared to EV SSL Certificates, but again as it’s Code Signing Certificate, there are some differences...
  • code-signing-certificate-visual-studioGuide on Code Signing Certificate for Visual Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio, an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft, is used for developing software packages, web applications, mobile applications, and more. It’s one of the most popular tools among developers that use Microsoft software development platforms like .NET, Windows Forms, Windows API, Windows Store, and many others. As technology is evolving, users are also becoming aware of cybercrime risks, and tech giants like Google...
  • avoid-code-signing-certificate-expiredHow Can Software Publishers Deal With Expired Code Signing Certificate Issues?
    Code Signing certificates have expiry dates. Just like how an SSL certificate protects your website only for a specific period of time, Code Signing certificates are also bound to do the same. While an expiring certificate can question the credibility of all the signed software programs, the good news is that your digital certificate’s expiry does not impact users if you have timestamped your software...
  • how-code-signing-certificate-works-featured-imageHow Does a Code Signing Certificate Work?
    Code Signing Certificates are commonly used by software developers and publishers to provide unique identity through digital signature for various files such as applets, macros, plug-ins, codes, and other executable files before publishing on the internet. The main reason to do so is to confirm the integrity of the software, as Operating Systems, Software Applications, Mobile devices...
  • how ev code signing worksHow EV Code Signing Certificate Works?
    Being a developer, you already know the importance of Code Signing Certificate and especially how EV Code Signing Certificate comes with extra benefits like instant Windows SmartScreen recognition, with all the benefits of standard Code Signing Certificate. But, if you’re looking for how it works, then hopefully here you will get the answer...
  • download-software-boxHow to Boost Software/Application Downloads
    You've built your software/application. Designing and icons, everything looks good, and it's working fine on all devices. Even the niche is unexplored and competition-free. Yet, the downloads of software/applications are stalled, and there’s no improvement. It’s not your mistake, but it’s a fact that adaptation and downloads of software by users is one of the biggest challenges for new vendors...
  • how ev code signing worksHow to Collect Your Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate
    The steps involved in the process of collecting a Comodo EV Code Signing certificate are different from the process to collect a standard Code Signing certificate. This guide aims to help you with each step in the process of collecting a Comodo EV Code Signing certificate. You’ll be able to get your Comodo EV Code Signing certificate and start signing your apps or code quickly...
  • dual-sign-file-with-sha-256-sha1-featured-imgHow to Dual Sign a File with SHA-256 & SHA1 Code Signing Certificates
    Sometimes a situation occurs where you must sign an application using two different signatures (hashing algorithms.) For example, if you build an application that runs on both Windows 8 & earlier version like Windows Vista where Windows 8 supports SHA-256, and Windows Vista supports only the SHA-1 hashing algorithm...
  • error-while-creating-air-fileHow to Fix Unable to Build a Valid Certificate Chain for the Signer Error?
    This error is usually shown when an Intermediate CA Certificate is not the part of a code signing certificate chain for Adobe Air signing certificate. For enhancing the root certificate security, Certificate Authorities (CAs) create an intermediate certificate from which certificates are signed and issued. An Intermediate CA certificate, also known as the subordinate certificate, is issued by the trusted third-party certificate authorities...
  • generate-csr-for-windowsHow to Generate CSR for Windows Code Signing Certificate
    Are you a software developer or an organization that develops software, apps, or drivers for Windows? Are you looking to publish your software package on various platforms so that users can download it? If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, then a code signing certificate is something that you must have it. With today’s generation, users are aware of the security threats posed by malicious software and websites...
  • renew-code-signing-featuredHow to Renew Code Signing Certificate?
    Are you a software developer who has purchased a code signing certificate for signing a software? Has the code signing certificate that you purchased expired? If yes, that’s nothing to worry about. No matter from whom you purchased or what certificate you purchased, whether it’s Standard or EV Code...
  • adobe-air-applications-logoHow to Sign an Adobe AIR Applications
    First, you need an AIR SDK installed for signing an AIR application. To make it convenient, make sure you’re on the environment variable PATH of the Adobe AIR SDK, i.e., /bin/ directory. Open a command prompt and go to the AIR application’s source folder (the source folder is the one that contains the applicaiton.xml file)…
  • adobe-air-flex-sdkHow to Sign an Air Application using Flex SDK
    Tips to sign Adobe Air Application using Flex SDK. Before starting, get the Flex SDK & ADT application. adt -package -storetype pkcs12 -keystore -storepass password ExampleApp.air ExampleApp-app.xml ExampleApp.swf...
  • sign-timestamp-java-jar-file-featured-imageHow to Sign and Timestamp a Java JAR File?
    Step by Step Process: Signing and Time-stamping Java JAR File. After locating the certificate in your browser, export it with the private key while including all the certificates in the chain and exporting extended properties. A password will be required and .PFX will be the file format...
  • sign-code-microsoft-authenticodeHow to Sign Code With a Microsoft Authenticode Signing Certificate?
    If you’re a software developer, you know how much work it is to develop and publish software. How will you feel, if after all the work you put in, finally your software is released but some people aren’t using your software because of a warning message, just because you haven’t signed it using a trusted code signing certificate. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to avoid this problem...
  • sign-files-on-mac-osx-featured-imageHow to Sign Files on Mac OSX?
    Code Signing in Snow Leopard & Mac OS X. If you’ve used Mac to collect your certificate, locate it in keychain access. If it’s on another computer & you have .P12 or .PFX file, follow these instructions. 1. Save the P12 or PFX file on Mac’s hard disk 2. Go to Applications/Utilities and start Keychain Access 3. Select File -> Import Items and select the PFX/P12 file...
  • sign-java-files-using-code-signing-certificatesHow to Sign Java Files using Code Signing Certificates
    In Java, the process of setting up and installing a Java Code Signing Certificate is mostly the same as with an SSL Certificate but with a few minor difference. Here, firstly you have to create a Java keystore along with your CSR (Certificate Signing Request) and then the process of installation begins. Before you begin with any process, be sure that JDK (Java Development Kit) is installed properly on your local…
  • digital-sign-kernel-mode-driversHow to Sign Kernel-Mode Drivers using EV Code Signing Certificates
    Like applications, software, codes and scripts, Kernel-Mode Drivers can also be signed using EV Code Signing Certificates. The benefit of signing Kernel-Mode Drivers is that it helps users verify that this digitally signed kernel-mode driver packages are coming from a trusted organization or company. If it has been tampered with, the user will be notified via a warning sign at installation time...
  • Sign VBA Macro with Timestamp in MS OfficeHow to Sign VBA Macro with Timestamp in MS Office
    Before moving any further, verify that your certificate is installed in the Windows CSP. For that, right-click on your PFX file and select Install or import through Internet Explorer by clicking on: Internet Options menu -> Content -> Certificates -> Import. Now, open the VBA project that you want to sign. Go to the Tools menu and select Digital Signature…
  • why-ev-code-signing-feature-imageHow to Sign Your Code Using EV Code Signing
    After you’ve collected your certificate and successfully set up the SafeNet Authentication Client , you can now start signing your code or apps. The following are the steps you have to follow to successfully sign your code.
  • verify-your-code-signing-certificate-featured-imageHow to Verify if Your Code Signing Certificate is Installed?
    Once you generate Code Signing Certificate, we recommend you verify that your certificate is installed in the web-browser Certificate Store. For verifying Code Signing Certificate in Internet Explorer - In Control Panel, go to Network and Internet options. Click on Internet Options, and it will open the Internet Properties window. From that select Content tab & click Certificates...
  • why-ev-code-signing-feature-imageImportance of an EV Code Signing Certificate
    If you’ve ever used or installed any software or drivers on Windows, then there’s a chance that you might have come across the warning message for unsigned software—or to be more precise a Microsoft SmartScreen Filter warning message. Whenever a software or a driver is digitally signed with a trusted code signing certificate, it indicates that...
  • free-code-signing-certificateIs It Possible to Get a Free Code Signing Certificate?
    From the earliest days until now, everyone loves one thing for sure. It’s free stuff, whether it’s buying food or any other product, including security certificates. If something is offered for free, there’s going to be people who would like to make use of it. If you’re aware of SSL/TLS certificates, then you might know that they can be offered for free – Let’s Encrypt is a prime example. So, if you’re a software developer and you’ve seen free SSL certificates, then it’s quite obvious that you might...
  • java-logoJava Code Signing Certificates
    Are you a Java developer who builds desktop and mobile device applications within the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)? If you are, then you might already know how important it is for developers to prove their identity to the users due to increased malicious activities, and how browsers and operating systems help users by showing warning messages...
  • adobe-air-code-signing-certificates-featured-imageLearn More About Adobe Air Code Signing Certificates
    Digitally Sign your Adobe Air based Applications, If you’re the organization or web developer who develops Adobe Air based applications, it’s important to sign your applications before publishing to avoid warning messages such as Unknown Publisher. For signing applications, Adobe Code Signing Certificates are provided by globally known Certificate Authorities, which helps users to figure out...
  • microsoft-featured-logoMicrosoft Authenticode Code Signing Certificate
    Software development has evolved to such new heights, that using Microsoft Authenticode signing for software isn’t limited to big software companies. It’s become a basic need for any software publisher. Authenticode is the Code Signing technology for Microsoft Windows which is used by software developers for signing their code, scripts, and other executable files...
  • microsoft-office-logoMicrosoft Office & VBA Code Signing Certificates
    Are you a software developer or a publisher who develops software and applications using Microsoft VBA (Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications)? Are you looking to secure your macros, objects, and scripts within Microsoft office? Then, you might know how important it is to sign objects, macros, and scripts to avoid warning messages...
  • microsoft-silverlight-logoMicrosoft Silverlight Code Signing Certificate
    Do you use the Microsoft Silverlight application framework for creating Internet Applications? Or you’ve created and signed applications using Microsoft Silverlight framework and are now looking to renew your code signing certificate to keep it valid for future use? We offer very cost-effective Microsoft Silverlight code signing certificates...
  • self-signed-vs-publicly-trusted-ca-code-signing-certificatesSelf-Signed vs. Publicly Trusted CA Code Signing Certificates
    Being a software developer or publisher, you might have an idea of how technology is evolving to require identification before trusting your code and allowing it to be installed on an operating system. Due to such strong requirements, you’ll want to consider signing your software, code, apps, and other executable files before making them available to users for installation...
  • survey-featured imageSurvey: Majority of Users Are Wary of Unsigned Software and Drivers
    For any software developer or publisher, one of the worst nightmares is that their software doesn’t even get a chance to run, not by any fault of the software but due to security warning because the software is not signed. We recently contracted with Google Consumer Surveys to measure consumer perception of this warning message – the results show that users have a very negative view of unsigned software...
  • individual-code-signing-featuredThe Best Code Signing Certificate for Individuals
    Are you a software programmer who’s working independently? (You’re not an organization, but you develop software and like to secure and distribute your software over the Internet safely as an individual developer). If you’re looking for a solution to secure your code or software, then an Individual Code Signing certificate is the answer...
  • code-signing-best-practices-featuredTop 10 Code Signing Best Practices You Must Follow
    We live in an era where software surrounds everyone. Whether you’re at home, your workplace, in the car, or virtually anywhere –software somewhere connects everything, running millions of lines of code. Being a software publisher or a developer, you know that code signing is a best practice pushed by the internet heavily, for ensuring that users can verify the source or publisher of the software, and confirm that...
  • before-choosing-code-signing-certificate-featuredTop 7 Things to Consider For the Best Code Signing Certificate Provider
    If you’re a software developer or a publisher, then you might already know how important it is to sign your software, codes, and executable files using a code signing certificate before making them available to the public. You may even know how stringent the process is for acquiring a code signing certificate, and you may also know how important it is to get it from a respected certificate authority.
  • provisioning-profile-errorWhat Are Provisional Profile Signing Errors and How to Fix Them?
    As you are probably aware, code signing is a technique assuring the end-user that the software codes are unaltered and untampered since it was signed by the developer. Thanks to code signing, application users can download a software program without having to worry about 'unknown publisher' or other security warnings...
  • individual-code-signing-certificateWhat are the Validation Requirements for Individual Code Signing Certificates?
    If you’re an Individual software developer or a publisher who develops software and applications, then the requirement for code signing is a little different, as Individual Validated Code Signing Certificates are required. And those keep getting harder to find. Here, the identity of a single developer is verified by a Certificate Authority (CA), instead of the legitimacy of an organization as a legal entity…
  • What Does Code Signing Certificate Do?What Does Code Signing Certificate Do?
    If you’re a software developer or a publisher who distributes their software or applications on third-party websites, then you already might be knowing how important it is to assure users that the software they are downloading is coming from a genuine person. Here, Code Signing Certificate plays this exact role of offering an assurance. By using a Code Signing Certificate, a software developer or a publisher conveys...
  • windows-smartscreen-message-featured-imageWhat does the SmartScreen message, FILE is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer” mean?
    It’s from the “SmartScreen Filter,” a Windows security feature with a slightly different name, also known as “Windows SmartScreen” or “Microsoft SmartScreen.” It was first developed & introduced in Internet Explorer 8, and it keeps on expanding with each progressive update. Nowadays, it’s not limited to just Internet Explorer...
  • What Does Code Signing Certificate Do?What is a Code Signing Certificate?
    These days, almost every device we use is in some way a computer. From our vehicles to a small mobile device, buses, trains, watches, the television we watch each day. Computers are all around us. Below all the eye-catching features and GUIs, the code is doing its job, letting its users do whatever it is they fancy. It’s the back end to every gadget and device we use. Codes and functions are responsible...
  • difference-between-ov-and-ev-code-signing-certificatesWhat is the difference between the OV and EV Code Signing Certificates?
    Whether it’s an OV Code Signing Certificate or EV Code Signing Certificate, both offer the same thing – signing software, scripts, drivers or any other executable files using x.509 based certificates which are attached to a trusted root. However, there is a difference between the two. Even, Microsoft and the CA/B forum keep separate guidelines on how EV & OV Code Signing Certificates must be issued...
  • code-signing-certificate-supported-platformsWhere is Code Signing Used?
    A Code Signing Certificate is a type of digital certificates that is used across all the major platforms to provide security, authentication and guaranteed identity for executables, software, code and scripts. In other words, Code Signing certificate is used to confirm to users that the application or any other script that they are downloading from the internet is coming from the original party…
  • why-does-code-signing-matter-featured-imageWhy Does Code Signing Matter?
    In today’s day and age, most computing devices come with pre-loaded software. Whether we use a personal computer or mobile devices, users are constantly downloading other software to perform various functions or for better functionality. In some other instances, users are asked to upgrade or patch the current software they are using for enhanced features...
  • why-ev-code-signing-feature-imageWhy EV Code Signing Certificate is Needed?
    Publishing new software takes a lot of effort, and its success depends upon its usage. Just publishing the software doesn’t guarantee that it will be widely used. Microsoft SmartScreen Filter is one of the biggest obstacles faced by new software in its path to success...
  • windows-smartscreen-message-featured-imageWill a Code Signing Certificate Get Rid of the Unknown Publisher Warning my Users are Seeing?
    Yes! Unknown Publisher warning will go away once you sign your software with Code Signing Certificate, as they verify your identity as a publisher. This image shows, how it allows to “Run” the program as its digitally signed by a recognized Code Signing certificate...
  • windows-logoWindows 8 & 10 Code Signing Certificate
    Are you a software developer or a publisher who creates software or applications that run on Windows and other operating systems? You probably already know how important it is for your software to be signed using a trusted code signing certificate to avoid warning messages shown by the Windows operating system...