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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Digicert EV Code Signing – Installing SafeNet Client Software on Your Computer.

Whether you are providing your own hardware token, or you had DigiCert ship you a secure token with your preinstalled EV Code Signing Certificate, you need to install the SafeNet drivers for your computer to interface with the device. These instructions explain how to install the client software on to your computer after you’ve already received and configured your hardware token from DigiCert. This will allow you to sign application with your EV Code Signing hardware device token on multiple computer machines. SafeNet Installer Note:  If you don’t have the SafeNetAuthenticationClient.exe, if you’ve lost the option to download the SafeNet Drivers from your account, or if you need help downloading the software, or if you need driver software for other OS […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – SSL Installation & Export

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. You have a secret private key that rests on a system or application, and that system/application gives to another system/application the public key. From there they scrabble and authentication communication. That’s about it. The struggles with Encryption, and SSL certificates is associated with the systems/applications that use them. Different applications from different venders tend to want things their own way, in certain formats, extensions, files, etc.. Key features of the Digicert Certificate Utility that can help with the SSL Management  are.. SSL Certificate: Install certificates […]

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Digicert Intermediate CAs – Extended Validation SSL & EV Multi-Domain SSL

Digicert SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of Intermediate CA certificates to be fully trusted in all browsers. Depending on your product type you will need the Digicert intermediate listed below. Your product type is listed in the beginning of your email as specified during enrollment. Alternately you can find your product type within your enrollment portal. The Intermediate below is for the following products . Digicert Extended Validation SSL Digicert EV Multi-Domain SSL To download your Intermediate CAs certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Digicert certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END […]

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Digicert Intermediate CAs – Standard/Multi-Domain & Wildcard SSL

Digicert SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of Intermediate CA certificates to be fully trusted in all browsers. Depending on your product type you will need the Digicert intermediate listed below. Your product type is listed in the beginning of your email as specified during enrollment. Alternately you can find your product type within your enrollment portal. The Intermediate below is for the following products. Digicert Standard SSL Digicert Multi-Domain SSL Digicert Wildcard SSL To download your Intermediate CAs certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Digicert certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END […]

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Digicert Intermediate CAs

Digicert SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of Intermediate CA certificates to be fully trusted in all browsers. Depending on your product type you will need the Digicert intermediate listed below. Your product type is listed in the beginning of your email as specified during enrollment. Alternately you can find your product type within your enrollment portal. To download your Intermediate CAs certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Digicert certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or […]

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Digicert Root CAs

Below are the Digicert Root Certificates for Digicert Standard & EV SHA2 products To download your Root CA certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Digicert certificate product type. With your mouse click and drag to select the entire code including the Begin Certificate and End Certificate headings/footers, and Copy (Crtl + c) the code. —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– AND —–END CERTIFICATE—– Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied contents into a plain text editor such as Notepad or Vi. Do not use Word or Notepad ++ as they like to add characters and corrupt the code. Save the file with a .txt, .cer, .crt or .pem extension depending on your server type. For hosting environments typically there is a field provided […]

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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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Microsoft Azure – CSR Generation & SSL Installation Guide Using The Digicert Certificate Utility

Azure requires a pfx/p12 for its SSL Certificate installation. This file can only be generated from a Windows system or an application. You will never attain such a file from a Certificate Authority. Typically in order to get an SSL Certificate for your Azure cloud services Admins will use Windows Server IIS (Internet Information Services) to generate the pfx/p12 keypair used to import into Azure, but not everyone has IIS. The Digicert Certificate Utility for Windows allows for the ability for admins to create the .pfx file needed for Azure systems without the need for a Windows Server. This guide will carry you through the following: CSR generation SSL installation Export of installed certificate as a pfx Import pfx into […]

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Digicert Certificate Utility – SSL Certificate (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. You have a secret private key that rests on a system or application, and that system/application gives to another system/application the public key. From there they scrabble and authentication communication. That’s about it. The struggles with Encryption, and  SSL certificates is associated with the systems/applications that use them. Different applications from different venders tend to want things their own way, in certain formats, extensions, files, etc.. Key features of the  Digicert Certificate Utility that can help with the SSL Management  are.. SSL Certificate: Install certificates […]

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