DigiCert CODE Signing certificate
Code signing certificate designed for companies distributing their own applications. Without the Code Signing certificate, applications are marked as untrusted, while the application is protected against code changes and thus protects against misuse of the application installation on a computer or mobile phone. The DigiCert CODE Signing certificate is an OV certificate, so it includes company identification through corporate authentication. The customer can thus verify that the software actually comes from the publisher who signed it.
Company Code Signing certificate
DigiCert CODE Signing certificate is designed for companies developing any kind of software. To obtain a code certificate, you must go through a verification process. DigiCert code certificates are functional on almost all platforms and applications and ensure that the signed code cannot be altered.
Get a DigiCert Code Signing certificate for higher credibility of your applications and a larger number of installations, or choose another of the offered Code Signing certificates.
Features and Benefits of DigiCert CODE Signing certificates
Code Signing Certificate maintains code integrity and prevents the misuse of the SW company name to distribute counterfeit software or modify code.
Signed applications help increase download numbers and sales revenue. Increased trust helps expand distribution channels for your software.
Signed software protects customers from malware and other malicious threats. A digital signature protects and reassures customers that the integrity of the code they have downloaded is ensured and that the program is intact, not damaged, or altered in any way. Increased trust promotes better user perception of the application.
Once downloaded, the user is sure that the code obtained actually comes from you as the publisher, which ensures the company's reputation. Code Signing Certificates allow customers to identify the author of a digitally signed code, making sure the program is from the company that is expected.
The offered Code Signing certificates can be used for Windows, MacOS and iOS operating systems without any problems. All certification authorities work with companies such as Microsoft or Apple and follow their recommendations and policies for issuing certificates according to the CA/Browser Forum.
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The DigiCert Code Signing certificate offers functionality across a wide range of platforms and is the right choice for companies that prefer DigiCert's branded CODE certificate for signing applications.
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What you should know before you place an order.
Company Validated CODE certificate
The organization's legal identity and/or DBA (doing business as) must be verified
Validation of the applicant for a Code certificate is performed based on the OV validation standards (Organization Validation). The certification authority first verifies the existence of the company and the address, most often in the company register. Subsequently, the existence of a telephone number is verified from a publicly accessible database. Once all the information is verified, the certification authority performs a telephone verification of the application and verification of the applicant (admin contact). If everything is in order, the certificate is subsequently issued.
How long it takes to get the DigiCert CODE Signing certificate
The Certificate Authority performs light business authentication
The Certification Authority verifies the organization's legal identity. If the certification authority has sufficient documentation and telephone verification is done, it takes 3 to 5+ days to issue the certificate. If the authority can not confirm the legal, operational and physical existence of the company, the verification time is extended.
Renewing your certificate
You need to renew DigiCert CODE Signing certificate before it expires
We recommend to start renewing an expiring SSL certificate approx. 30 days before it expires. Renewing a CODE certificate is practically like applying for a new one and is therefore no faster. If you need to continue signing on an expiring certificate, definitely don't leave renewal to the last minute.
You can renew your DigiCert CODE Signing certificate with us without any problem even if you originally ordered it from another supplier. We always have better prices than the certification authority!
The security guard in the Windows ecosystem
With a standard Code Signing certificate, the developer must build a reputation to avoid a warning screen. Once a reputation has been built, new versions of an application can be signed with the same certificate and maintain the same reputation. However, code signing certificates need to be renewed. SmartScreen does not relate a renewed certificate to an expired one. This means that reputations need to be rebuilt every new CODE Signing certificate.
If the goal is to avoid SmartScreen, the only solution is to order an EV Code signing certificate.
For more information see What is Windows SmartScreen?
Time Stamping Server
Time Stamp Server & Stamping Protocols for Code Signing
DigiCert time stamping server information for using Code certificates: RFC3161 compliant TSA server.