DigiCert Code Signing Certificate
Protect Your Software with The Most Trusted Code Signing Authority
Removes SmartScreen warnings? No
Removes Unknown Publisher warnings? Yes
Time it takes to issue: 1-4 days
- Streamlined validation—get your certificate faster!
- Wide platform support and compatibility.
- DigiCert is the #1 CA, chosen by 89% of Fortune 500 organizations.
DigiCert Code Signing Highlights
Removes Unknown Publisher warnings on Windows
Issued by the #1 commercial certificate authority
Get your certificate faster with automated validation
Removes OS, browser, and antivirus security warnings
Note: Starting in May 2023, new industry requirements from the CA/B Forum require that all code signing certificate keys are stored on an HSM or compliant hardware token. If you have any questions about the new code signing requirements, our support team is happy to help!
Remove Untrusted Publisher Warnings
Don’t let security warnings scare your users away from installing your software
Whenever a Microsoft Windows users tries to install unsigned software, they’ll get an “Unknown Publisher” security warning. Software publishers can get rid of this warning by digitally signing their code with a DigiCert Code Signing certificate.
Why Choose DigiCert?
Most Trusted Certificate Authority
Used by 89% of Fortune 500 Companies
Fastest Validation & Issuance in the Industry
Industry-Leading PKI Expertise & Solutions
24/7 Award-Winning Customer Support
Top Software Publishers Choose DigiCert Code Signing
DigiCert is the certificate authority of choice for 89% of Fortune 500 organizations thanks to industry-leading PKI, 24/7 global support, and faster validation times. That’s why DigiCert has been chosen to sign products from top software publishers like Google, Adobe, Oracle, Norton, Github and Avast.
Features and Benefits for All Standard (OV) Code Signing Certificates
Secure Private Key Storage
Both the certificate and private key will be delivered to you on a secure USB device, ensuring your private key is safe from outside hands.
Reduce Warning Messages
Get rid of “Unknown Publisher” warnings and other error message popups that can scare off new users when they’re trying to install your software.
Protect Your Users
Your digital signature will let users know they can safely download your product AND it will let them know if the code is legitimate or has been tampered with.
Increase Software Installs
By removing annoying warning messages, you are sure to see a jump in download rates, installations, user trust, and brand reputation.
The DigiCert Code Signing Certificate uses an encrypted digital signature and SHA2 hashing to securely identify and authenticate your file.
Shows Your Organization Details
Assure users that your software is genuine and authentic by displaying your company name in the Microsoft Windows install confirmation.
Meets Industry Standards
Every DigiCert certificate meets or exceeds industry standards (in fact, DigiCert is leading the effort to evolve industry standards to stay ahead of the curve).
Signatures Won’t Expire
Use DigiCert’s included timestamp feature to ensure that your signed files remain fully valid even after your certificate expires—so your users won’t see any warning messages
Supported by All Major Platforms
DigiCert Code Signing Certificates are compatible with Microsoft Windows, Java, Adobe, Mozilla, and many other popular software platforms and environments.
Wide Filetype Support
The DigiCert Code Signing Certificate supports a wide variety of file formats (32-bit & 64-bit), including exe, cab, dll, xpi, xap, and more.
Unlimited File Signing
Sign as many files as you want, whenever you want—there are no limits or fees based on the number of files or devices you use.
Flexible Options for Key Storage
DigiCert will generate and store your key and certificate on a USB token, or you can use your own token/HSM.
DigiCert Code Signing Features and Benefits
The Industry Leader in Digital Trust
DigiCert is leading the way into the future—creating new security standards with IETF, W3C, ASCX9, PCI Council, SAE, NIST, CA/Browser Forum, and other groups.
Streamlined Validation Process
DigiCert has automated and streamlined many parts of the validation process, which means you can get your certificate issued more quickly, with less time and hassle.
Secures 89% of Fortune 500 Companies
DigiCert is the CA of choice for 89% of Fortune 500 companies and 97% of the top global banks, thanks to DigiCert’s dependable, compliant, trusted PKI.
Minimal Paperwork Requirements
You’ll have to complete less paperwork, thanks to DigiCert’s streamlined validation process that automates many steps.
Will Remove SmartScreen Warnings?: No
Delivery Method: Physical Mail
Issuance Time:1-4 Days
Will Remove Unknown Publisher Warnings?: Yes
Private Key: Stored on an external physical device
- Microsoft Authenticode
- Microsoft Windows
- Adobe Air
- Microsoft Silverlight
- Mozilla Object files
- Microsoft software formats (32 & 64 bit) including:
- EXE, MSI, CAB, DLL, OCX
- Microsoft Office & VBA
Get your certificate issued faster with our validation concierge.
Let one of our code signing experts help you fast-track your paperwork so you can get validated sooner.
- We’ll help you identify the simplest paperwork option for your country and get the necessary forms completed and submitted for validation
- Have a question about the code signing process? Our support team is ready to help you 24/7 via phone, chat, or email.
- Hit a problem with the validation process? One of our code signing experts will help you troubleshoot the issue and fix it as quickly as possible.
Jacqueline SherrillValidation Concierge Agent
What customers are saying about our support team…
I am satisfied that your agent has solved the problems that plagued me for ten days. I did not understand the cause that generated the problem. At the next renewal I will seek your direct help.
MARIO FEDERICI, RTS ENGINEERING
Thank you so much for your support. Really appreciate your response time and quality.
SACHIN JAIN, REQUESTLY
SACHIN JAIN, REQUESTLY
I live and work in Bolivia, thanks to your support, we got the validation and we already have the certificate.
EDWIN RIOS, NOVA INTERACTIVA SRL
Joel was helpful and proactive in providing support. Couldn’t ask for better!
WILL SINGER, PALM TECH
Yasmin was fantastic to work with. Kind, clear and prompt – going above the call of duty! Really appreciate it!
SIDDHARTH MAHAJAN, GATEWAYVR PRIVATE LTD.
Incredibly impressed by the high-touch support, much appreciated!
MIKE TWERDAK, AURORA MULTIMEDIA CORP.
Agent answered my question even though I cancelled. I ended up making another order.
JOSH FRUSCELLA, LEVEL SEVEN