Microsoft Authenticode Code Signing Certificates

Code Signing for Microsoft Authenticode

Show your Microsoft applications and kernel software are from a trusted developer

ms authenticode.jpgGlobalSign Code Signing Certificates for Microsoft Authenticode are used to sign 32 and 64 bit files including .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, .xap, ActiveX controls, and kernel software.

Signing your Windows files and applications binds your identity to them, protects them from tampering, and can help prevent users from abandoning the installation process by removing alarming security messages that accompany unsigned code.

When you sign Microsoft Authenticode with a digital certificate, you ensure users that the plug-ins, software, and code they are downloading is coming from a trusted source. Authenticate your identity, and eliminate error messages that warn against downloading malicious code with code signing certificates from GlobalSign.

Why Sign Code?

Not Signed

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Signed

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When Microsoft client applications such as Internet Explorer,Exchange, Outlook and Outlook Express encounter unsigned executable, the end user is alerted with a security warning stating "This file does not have a valid digital signature that verifies its publisher. You should only run software from publishers you trust."

Windows applications and executable that have been signed with a Code Signing certificate display the publisher's name, making it easy for the end user to identify them as a trustworthy source and proceed with the download.

Featured Benefits

Removes "Unknown Publisher" security warnings when code is downloaded
Signature does not expire due to timestamping service, even after the certificate expires
Sign an unlimited number of apps
Protect your brand and reputation
Certificate stored on USB token reduces the risk that certificate will be stolen or compromised

Standard Code Signing Certificates Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates
Certificate Features
Information displayed in Certificate Organization Name Organization Name
Organization address
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Signature does not expire when Time Stamping is applied Time stamping available and recommend Time stamping available and recommend
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Compatible with major platforms (Authenticode, Office VBA, Java, Adobe AIR, Mac OS, Mozilla) icon-checkmark.png icon-checkmark.png
Certificate stored on hardware token* icon-checkmark.png icon-checkmark.png
Immediate reputation with Microsoft SmartScreen No icon-checkmark.png
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*GlobalSign allows standard code signing certificates to be installed on customer HSMs. Contact us for  more information about this deployment option.