Code Signing Certificates
When one of your users downloads any software or app you have released they will be presented with an Untrusted Source Error if the code has not been signed. This is why you need to sign your code with a Code Signing Certificate from a Trusted Authority.
Sign your app/file extensions with this high-encryption technology so that the Certificate Authority immediately identifies you as a trusted author and source. The Code Signing certificate will also notify the user if the code has been modified in any way, giving your users utmost trust in what they download.
The Code Signing Certificates available via SSLTrust are widely used in the industry by some of the biggest code providers in the world. Java, Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple are just some enterprise-grade users that subscribe to these Certificates. They use the very same encryption tools that we offer to you.
Our range of certificates is fully compatible with a huge number of code platforms. Microsoft Windows 10, 32 and 64-bit EXE files, OCX, MSI, CAB, DLL, and kernel-level software, Adobe AIR applications, JAVA applets, Mozilla, Microsoft Office, Apple Mac software, Silverlight applications, or XAF files. The list goes on.
|Product||Lowest Price||Secures||Validation||Issuance Time|
|Comodo Code Signing Certificate||$315.12 / yr|
|Comodo EV Code Signing Certificate||$413.48 / yr|
|Code||Extended Business||1-10 days|
|DigiCert Code Signing Certificate||$96.91 / yr|
|DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate||$373.18 / yr|
|Code||Extended Business||1-5 days|
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How do Code Signing Certificates work?
Any given certificate binds a user's identity to a public key, which can then mathematically be associated with a specific private key. This is the basis for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): in this particular case, the verified user signs code using their private key. Anybody who attempts to download signed code afterward will use the identity-affirming public key to check for potential tampering.
Therefore, Code Signing SSL certificates protect all involved parties by providing a special digital signature which verifies their identities and issues an assurance or a warning, depending on whether something is amiss. This principle is applied by certificates code signing software that is available for download from the Internet. All thanks to PKI.
Where does Signed Code Security come into play?
Applicable downloads can be comprised of drivers, system updates, 32-bit OS applications, or a simple file collection, for example. If there's no certificate in place to digitally sign said downloads, then the user gets a security warning when opening the downloaded software.
When a CA applies a digital signature to code attached to your identity (i.e. published on your protected website), it records a special timestamp. This timestamp signifies that the certificate used could confirm the code's validity at that moment in time. Whenever someone makes a change to the code to, say, improve hardware support, add management features, or introduce extra security solutions, the signature needs to be re-applied.
Why are Code Signing Certificates so Important?
Signing code is absolutely crucial when it comes to company trustworthiness. Both in the private and business spheres, depending on your code's purpose. Security is key if you want your website and/or service to persevere online, and any extra level of authenticity and trustworthiness you can add to your products is a must-have.
Since modern web security solutions rely so heavily on PKI, ensuring the source and integrity of downloaded content requires no outside support, once a certificate is in place. Maximum security with a minimum of management needed.
Our friendly team of SSL Experts are always available to help.
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Paul is considered to be SSLTrusts' leading Cyber Security Expert and most knowledgeable on SSL/TLS Certificates and PKI Solutions.
SSLTrust Account Manager
Hollie has been part of the SSLTrust team since it was established. She is a qualified Mechanical Engineering and IT professional.
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Jeremy is our expert when it comes to installing any SSL Certificate and configuring a system to best security practices.
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SSLTrust has provided Astroshed EV code signing certificates for the last two years and have always provided fast response and resolution to any issue that has arisen. Including super fast turnaround of certificate renewal. Thoroughly recommended.
I was utterly and totally confused, even buying the wrong type of SSL Certificate that I needed. Trying to work out the intricacies of Wildcard SSL for 3 Servers has been a two week adventure into an area of Domain security that I have never had to venture into in the past.Spending money with our registrar for SSL certs was the wrong way to go first up.Once I found SSL Trust, purchasing and setting up SSL was easy, I just didn't know enough about Sub domains and wildcards to get the right one.Emailing SSL Trust to gain assistance and clarity on what I needed on a Friday evening and having the best support and advice come back within the hour was quite simply, refreshing and unexpected. A bit of back and forth between Paul and myself sorted out any questions I had and gave me the instructions to get exactly what I needed - outstanding!Paul organised for the incorrect SSL to be cancelled and credited which was a nice bonus and helped me feel better that I hadn't wasted money on the wrong certificate unlike the registrar who can't cancel or credit.I won't be doing a lot of SSL Certificates in the future but I have found the one company that I will use when I need to, SSL Trust!
We have ordered an code signing certificate from SSLTrust. Validation was a bit tricky in our case (because of reasons not related to SSLTrust), so had to contact support. The service was exceptional and just a local phone call away. We first spoke to Paul - an experienced and knowledgeable person, who was very helpful and friendly. He then followed up with emails and kept an eye on our case, in timely manner. With Paul's help we managed to get this accomplished and get our certificate. I recommend SSLTrust for all Australian customers and will certainly use their service again.
Code Signing Certificates FAQ
You can get Code Signing SSL certificates right here at SSLTrust! Simply choose between the various Comodo and DigiCert Code-Signing certificates featured on this page, and click on the appropriate link. Setting it all up is easy as pie, once you get past choosing between the different options.
You don't technically need Code-Signing SSL certificates, but the simple truth is that they can hugely improve the trustworthiness of your software. By extension, your customers will be far more likely to trust your code, which is a huge boon for any software developer and/or publisher. They're an easy and foolproof way to ascertain your identity to all interested parties.
Any given Code Signing certificate can provide you with more or less the same level of authority. CA options available via SSLTrust will verify your identity and sign your software quickly and easily, giving both business and private customers assurance for your organization.
EV Code Signing certificates do come with improved feature sets for enterprise-grade developers. They provide more trust in your identity and can have the benefit of less error messages shown on the users computer.
Code Signing necessitates a thorough audit of the author's identity and integrity, doubly so in the case of EV Code Signing certificates. The process includes all manner of reputation lookup, so that the CA can make a reliable identity assurance when all is said and done. This is a costly process, of course.
Getting a Certificate Authority to digitally sign your code is no small feat. While the system has been significantly streamlined over the years, it still requires a lot of groundwork before a CA can verify your code. This is done to protect both you and your customers, too.
There are no free Code Signing SSL certificates for you to use to protect your software. The process of getting a certificate code signing in place takes a fair bit of effort from Certificate Authorities, and you should be suspicious of anyone offering this manner of security for free.
Code Signing Certificate
Lowest price guarantee, starting as low as $315.12 /yr
One of the most affordable Code Signing certificates available on SSLTrust, this is a surefire way to secure your code and content. Don't let there be any doubt in code downloaded from your website - let your end-user know that it is digitally signed and 100% secure with Comodo.
EV Code Signing Certificate
Lowest price guarantee, starting as low as $413.48 /yr
Get instant trust as a software publisher and improve the reputation of your organization across the board. Comodo's Extended Validation EV Code Signing certificate quickly and easily removes any installation warning the end-user might've otherwise had. Protect your software, your users, and your reputation with the Extended Validation of your business, courtesy of Comodo SSL.
Code Signing Certificate
Lowest price guarantee, starting as low as $96.91 /yr
DigiCert is the Certificate Authority of choice for most high-end SSL certificates on the market. Their Code Signing certificate offers one of the most reliable and trusted digital signature setups available today. This SSL will secure your code and show your business name to your user, thus improving security and ensuring trust for your end-users.
EV Code Signing Certificate
Lowest price guarantee, starting as low as $373.18 /yr
Enjoy Extended Validation features and amenities provided by DigiCert. Now extended to their Code Signing certificates, too, this type of EV Code Signing vastly improves code integrity and security across the board. Get rid of any and all security warnings your end-users would otherwise receive upon installation of your software - invest in DigiCert SSL solutions today.