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Code Driver Signing Certificates

Code & Driver Signing Certificates

Show customers they can trust your code by securing it with a unique digital signature.

Our Code Signing Certificates:
  • Authenticate the source and integrity of your code.
  • Eliminate “Unidentified Publisher” warnings.
  • Inspire confidence from users by showing them your code is trustworthy.
  • Digitally sign software objects, device drivers, configuration files, macros, and more.
Our Driver Signing Certificates:
  • Approve your software for use on Windows® operating systems. A driver signing certificate is required for all hardware drivers, Windows Vista or later.
  • Authenticate the source and integrity of your hardware driver code.
  • Eliminate “Unidentified Publisher” warnings.
  • Inspire confidence from users by showing them your code is trustworthy.
  • Digitally sign software objects, device drivers, configuration files, macros, and more.

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You've worked too hard to leave your code unprotected.

As an independent developer or programmer, your code is your reputation. If your release is hacked, infected, or altered in any way, customers won’t trust you enough to give you a second chance. Protect yourself, your customers and your good name with the rock-solid security of a code or driver signing certificate. Call 1-800-1210120 now to get yours today.

Trust our code to protect yours.

Bad things can happen to your code when it’s distributed online. It can be hacked before it reaches the user, stolen by another developer, or just never get installed because the “Unidentified Publisher” warning scares off your customers. Fortunately, a Webdomainguru.com Code or Driver Signing Certificate makes it easy to protect your code — and your customers — from these and other issues.

Both certificates:

  • Secure your software with the same industry-standard encryption used for SSL Certificates, making it impossible for others to alter your code.
  • Act as a digital ‘safety seal’ to show customers that your code has not been tampered with in any way.
  • Display your name or your company’s name, instead of “Unidentified Publisher,” during download and installation, so customers know you’re a legitimate developer.
  • Work with several types of files and languages, including .EXE, .CAB, .DLL, .OCX, Java, HTML, ActiveX, even Microsoft® Office Macros and any other file types that support digital signatures.
  • Include time-stamps so users know that your code went through the verification process, even if you allow the certificate to expire.

Driver signing:

  • Is required by Microsoft for all hardware drivers for Windows Vista or later. Customers will not be able to install your software unless it was signed with a driver signing certificate.
  • Is designed specifically to protect and validate hardware drivers developed for Microsoft operating systems, Windows Vista or later.
  • Is verified through both Webdomainguru.com and Microsoft via cross-certificate validation, adding an extra level of security and assurance for your customers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Little of questions that we got asked frequently

What are Code Signing and Driver Signing certificates

Code Signing certificates attach a digital signature to code to validate that the content has not been altered since it was signed and distributed. Code signing works with software components, macros, firmware images, configuration files, and other types of content.

Browsers and operating systems are continually improving security measures, and many currently scan downloaded files to check for code signatures.

Driver Signing certificates (also know as kernel-mode Code Signing certificates) are identical to Code Signing certificates, except they are specifically designed to secure code from Windows® hardware drivers and operating systems. Driver Signing certificates are required to sign all drivers on any Windows Vista® operating system or later.

How to Request Code or Driver Signing Certificates?

Code and driver signing certificates require you to create a certificate signing request (CSR) from your local computer — not the computer where you will host the file. Because of that, generating a CSR differs from processes for requesting a typical SSL. How you do it depends on what you’re securing:

Java Java Code Signing: Generate a CSR
Windows-based
(EXE, DLL, etc.)
Windows: Generate CSR for code or driver signing certificate

Be sure to request the certificate using the computer and the account (typically Administrator) you will use to sign the code. Requesting the certificate creates a private key on the computer that you must associate with the code signing certificate when you install it.

How to Generate CSR for Code or Driver Signing Certificate for Windows

To request a code signing certificate or a Windows driver signing certificate, you have to provide us a certificate signing request (CSR) generated by the machine you use to sign the code. We’ll use the information in this file to validate your request and provide the information to anyone downloading your code or driver.

If you’re using Windows 7 or newer you can generate the CSR through Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe).

It’s important that you generate the CSR from your local machine and not from the web server you’re using to host the file.

Windows: Install Code/Driver Signing Certificate & Create PFX File

After verifying your code or driver signing certificate request, we issue your certificate. You can then download your certificate, install it in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), and create a PFX file. You’ll then use this PFX file to sign your code with Microsoft SignTool (code signing) or Visual Studio (driver signing).

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