DigiCert EV CODE Signing certificate
DigiCert EV CODE Signing certificate is a branded Code Signing EV Certificate with broad platform, operating system (Windows 10/11, Apple Mac OS) support, including support for Windows Hardware Developer Center Portal for kernel mode driver signing. The certificate and its private key is delivered only on a HW token, which is delivered to the requester's address directly by the CA. With the Code Signing EV certificate, the signed code is always trusted in Windows SmartScreen Filter. SmartScreen Reputation is a Microsoft tool that protects users from unknown programs. It assigns trustworthiness to programs based on anonymous data collected from the community, which determines whether the SmartScreen Filter blocking dialog is displayed when the program is installed.
EV CODE Signing certificate on USB token only
Compared to the regular Code Signing certificates in our offer, the DigiCert EV CODE Signing certificate is delivered to the customer after validation only on a USB token, where the private key is also located. The hardware token is sent directly by the DigiCert certification authority. The certificate is not stored on a regular computer disk, is password protected and cannot be easily misused. Code certificate cannot be exported from the token due to security and EV CODE certificate requirements.
Get a DigiCert EV 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 EV 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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Trusted in Windows SmartScreen Filter, delivered on HW key - For companies and developers requiring the highest level of security and platform support the DigiCert Code Signing EV SSL certificate is the best choice.
More information about DigiCert EV CODE Signing
What you should know before you place an order.
Extended Validated CODE certificate
EV Code Signing entails extensive vetting of the applicant
The Code EV certificate is intended for corporate customers only and is issued after thorough validation of the applicant. The certification authority verifies the existence of the company and the address, most often in the company register. If the company is less than 3 years old, it may request additional documents. It also requires verification of the person of the certificate applicant, who is validated by the authority by phone. At the same time, the existence of the company's telephone number is verified from a publicly accessible database. After verification of all the information, the certification authority performs validation by phone. First the administrative contact and finally the company contact. If everything is in order, the certificate is subsequently issued.
The token is sent by a delivery service (DHL, UPS, etc.). The client receives a tracking code with additional information.
How long it takes to get the DigiCert EV CODE Signing certificate
The Certificate Authority must validate the operational and physical identity
Confirmation of the website's identity is carried out according to the rigorous CAB Forum guidelines and involves a strict vetting process by a public Certificate Authority.
If the certification authority has sufficient documentationand and all telephone verifications are done, it takes 3 to 10+ days to issue the certificate.
Renewing your certificate
You need to renew DigiCert EV 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 EV 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 the EV CODE certificate for signing the code developer does not have to solve the SmartScreen Reputation and distrust. Signed application passes the reputation filter without any problems to the installation dialog, where the program’s name and publisher are displayed to the user.
For more information see What is Windows SmartScreen?