Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Guide)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate encryption tool out on the net. A lot of people become scared with key-pair encryption but key-pairs/certificates are actually fundamental easy to figure out. Unlike SSL certificates, code signing certificates perform the function of signing. Code signing certificates creates a tamper proof digital shrink wrap of your application software files and denotes to those who download or install the application who created/published it. Although Some Certificate Authorities my separate their Code Signing Products and have different ways to Enroll and Install. The Digicert Certificate Utility is cross platform meaning your can signing the following files with the same certificate. .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, .xap, windows kernel-mode. Java. jre […]

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Digitally Signing and Encrypting Email Messages – Outlook Guide

Digital signatures identify/authenticate you as the document signer and allow document recipients to verify that no one has modified the contents of the document since you signed it. Signing, Encrypting and reading will vary depending on the applications that are involved. Things to Note.. Depending on the following scenarios you may have to import your Digital ID into your Windows personal Certificate Trust Store. If one of these two scenarios effects you then reference our guide. How To Import A Digital, Email or Code Signing Certificate Into A Windows System. Your Digital ID was picked up using Firefox. Firefox has its own trust stores separate from Outlook/Windows and therefore Outlook will never see the certificate on your system. You are […]

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Digital Signing and Encrypting PDF – Acrobat Reader DC

Digital signatures identify/authenticate you as the document signer and allow document recipients to verify that no one has modified the contents of the document since you signed it. Signing, Encrypting and reading will vary depending on the applications that are involved. A Digital ID certificate is required to create a digital signature. The most secure Digital ID are issued by a trusted Certificate Authority. Some of these Digital ID’s are on tokens and other are files that are imported into trust stores on your system or application. Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is used for signing pdf files that application can be downloaded by visiting the Adobe Website here. Note: If you cannot download this application due to firewall permissions […]

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How To Import A Digital ID, Email, or Code Signing Certificate Into A Windows System?

Digital signatures identify/authenticate you as the document signer and allow document recipients to verify that no one has modified the contents of the document since you signed it. Signing, Encrypting and reading will vary depending on the applications that are involved. A Digital ID certificate is required to create a digital signature. The most secure Digital ID are issued by a trusted Certificate Authority. Some of these Digital ID’s are on tokens and other are files that are imported into trust stores on your system or application. On Windows operating systems the majority of these applications refer to the User trust stores. Note: Majority of the time Firefox is used to generate Digital ID Certificates Firefox, but Firefox does not […]

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Digitally Signing and Encrypting Email Messages – Mozilla Thunderbird.

Digital signatures identify/authenticate you as the document signer and allow document recipients to verify that no one has modified the contents of the document since you signed it. Signing, Encrypting and reading will vary depending on the applications that are involved. Mozilla Thunderbird works differently than other email applications. Keep in mind the following.. In order to encrypt a message in you must also have a copy of that recipients email certificate. You will not be able to encrypt a message sent to your recipient until they send you a signed email with one of their own first. Thunderbird will automatically store the certificates it receives from Digitally Signed/Encrypted Emails. You will need to have your Email certificate imported into […]

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How To Import Email (S/MIME) Certificate – Mozilla Thunderbird?

Before following these instructions, please make sure that you have a copy of your Client (S/MIME) Email Certificate in a PFX/P12 (PKCS#12) format. Typically this file will have a .p12 or .pfx extension consisting of both your public and private keys. When exporting your Client/Email Certificate from wherever it resides there may be a option to export the private key. This option will give you your pfx file. Some applications by default will automatically include the private key  thus giving you a pfx file. Note: These instructions are based on a Windows Operating System. Locations of the options presented below may vary in other operating systems. Step 1: Importing your Email Certificate into Thunderbird: Open Thunderbird. Click on the menu […]

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How To Import a Code Signing Certificate Into Internet Explorer/Visual Studio

Depending on the circumstance you may need to import a Microsoft Code Signing Certificate into an alternate system/systems to perform signing of an office macro or a Visual Studio Application.  Visual Studio refers to the same certificate stores as Internet Explorer (IE). So if you need to move a code signing certificate from one system to another Internet explorer will be used for the import of the certificate. Certificate Authorities (CA’s) usually use either Firefox or Internet Explorer to generate Code Signing certificates during enrollment and pickup of the certificate. To being the process on moving your certificate from one system to another refer to the how to export instructions below. If Firefox was used for code signing certificate creation and […]

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Thawte – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Thawte Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Thawte using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Thawte Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The code is included as part of a “phishing” scheme Misleading descriptions in the code The code is used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks Thawte code signing certificates are used by software publishers to assure their customers that software they distribute has not been altered or damaged after it is signed. When you accept software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate, you have […]

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Symantec – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Symantec Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Symantec using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Symantec Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The code is included as part of a “phishing” scheme Misleading descriptions in the code The code is used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks Symantec code signing certificates are used by software publishers to assure their customers that software they distribute has not been altered or damaged after it is signed. When you accept software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate, you have the assurance that Symantec has authenticated the […]

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How to replace a Code Signing Certificate purchased through Acmetek.

Sometimes if a certificate was not backed up and one of the following changes was made, you may need to replace your Code Signing certificate: A computer crash. Original computer is no longer available. Changes to the computer’s browser or profile. Note: All replacements are free of charge for as long as the certificate is valid. For whatever reason depending on your Code Signing Certificate you will have to perform the following replacement instructions to that Code Signing Certificate product. In this article you will find instructions on how to replace either Microsoft or Java Code Singing Products. Depending on your Code Signing product will determine how to replace your Code Signing Certificate. How to replace a Code Signing Certificate for Microsoft […]

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