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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ASK SSL Support Desk – Can I get an SSL Certificate that have CA= True or KeyUsage= CertSign?

What is Ask SSL Support Desk? It is a summary of random questions that have one to the attention of Acmetek’s most awesome technical support reps. Answered and shared for the SSL Support Desk’s SSL Library which is designed to teach and educate the community. Question: Can I get an SSL Certificate that have CA= True or KeyUsage= CertSign? Short Answer: Not really.. and here is why. The boolean reference of CA = True is used by applications to denote whether the certificate public key belongs to a CA (Certificate Authority). Technically all SSL Certificates (end entity) that are issued from a CA have this true attribute as they are chained from Intermediate CA and Root CA. You will not […]

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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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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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Mitel MiCollab MSL Server- CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Mitel’s Micollab server system is an apache based system and uses x509 format certificates. When generating a CSR on a Mitel MiCollab Server the private key will be secretly stored in a hidden directory the server system utilizes. To generate a CSR on Mitel Micollab Server perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR public/private keypair: Log into the Micollab Server Manager. Under Security, click Web Server. Click the Web Server Certificate Tab. Scroll down to Using other third-party certificate authority. Select Generate a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR). […]

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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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