Digicert EV Code Signing Procedure – Activating Your EV Code Signing Hardware

After a Digicert EV Code Signing certificate has been issued there are some technical security steps that are required in order to activate the usb token the client receives. Before you can access the EV Code Signing Certificate and use it to sign code, you need to activate your secure token, download and install the SafeNet driver for your token, and then obtain and change your token password. Things to Note: If the hardware device token has not yet been received you must wait until it has been shipped and received. To access the certificate on your hardware device token, you need to get your token password from the order details inside your account. After retrieving your certificate’s token password […]

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How To Verify a Digital Code Signing Signature In Windows.

To verify and check the digital signature of the signed application you can perform the following on any Windows system. From a Windows operating system: Right click the file the main executable file (.exe), select Properties > Digital Signatures. Under Signature list, select the Signature, and click Details. You will see information regarding the Code Signing certificate that was used to sign the executable. Under Countersignatures within the General tab, it will list an entry for a timestamping. If this field is blank, no timestamp exists on this code. For more information, refer to Microsoft knowledge base at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/z045761b(VS.80).aspx How to Check Your File or Any Applications Signature Using the Digicert Certificate Utility for Windows – Code Signing. Downloading the Digicert Certificate Utility: On your Windows server or […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Exporting pfx)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate management 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. […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Signing Code)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate management 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. […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Importing a Code Signing pfx/p12 Certificate)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate management 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. […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (Downloading/Installing)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate management 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. […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – Code Signing (CSR Generation – Certificate Installation)

The Digicert Certificate Utility is probably one of the best certificate management 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. […]

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How To Import A Certificate Into Mac OS

Depending on the circumstance you may need to import an SSL or Code Signing Certificate into a Mac system. Typically all Mac OS systems refer to the Mac’s Keychain Access for all things pertaining to digital certificates, unless by a different design on whatever application the you are using. Mac Systems use pfx/p12 files that contain both the public & private key to perform its signing, encryption, etc.. similar to Microsoft.  Therefore, if you need to import a functional SSL or Code Signing certificate into Mac you will need a .pfx/.p12 To import your SSL or Code Signing Certificate into you Mac system perform the following. Importing your  PKCS#12 .pfx/.P12 file on Mac OS X To open Keychain Access, start by clicking on […]

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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 Intermediate CA’s – Code Signing

Thawte SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of an Thawte Intermediate CA certificate to be fully trusted in all operating systems. Typically you should not need to import the Thawte intermediate since it typically gets automatically installed when you pick up your code signing certificate in the same browser used for enrollment. To download your Thawte Intermediate CA certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Thawte certificate product type. Copy (Crtl + c) the contents in the box including the begin to end headings. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or Vi. Save the file with a .txt, .cer, .crt or .pem extension depending on your server type. SSL […]

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