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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Symantec Intermediate CA’s – Code Signing RSA SHA-2

Symantec SSL/TLS certificates require the installation of an Intermediate CA certificate to be fully trusted in all operating systems. Typically you should not need to import the Symantec 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 Intermediate CA certificate perform the following: Scroll down to your Symantec 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. RSA […]

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SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) – CSR Instructions

SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) is a unique server system that uses pem files similar to Apache. As far as Apache “Type” systems go, this one is impressively easy to work with. 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. Like all key pairs the private key once created will remain on the system where the CSR is made. The CSR public key is what you will submit to a Certificate Authority (CA) to get the public key signed. To generate a CSR on SonicWALL NSA perform the following. Step 1: Creating your CSR request: Log into your […]

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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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Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing Certificate Guide

Enrollment for Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is a fairly simple process unlike Java Code signing. But there are some steps that need to be explained and remembered in order to have a successful enrollment, and certificate pickup. Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is used to Digitally sign 32-bit or 64-bit user-mode (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap files) and windows kernel-mode software. As well as digitally sign Microsoft Office VBA objects, macros, and third-party applications using VBA. Here is a list of things to be aware of when enrolling for Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing: Certificate creation for Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing is conducted in your browser during enrollment. Depending  on the code signing product you will be advised on the enrollment requires, […]

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