Apple Mac OS Code Signing Certificates

Code Signing for Mac OS

- Show that your Apple Mac OS desktop applications and kernel software are from a trusted developer. Digitally Sign AIR Applications and Software

- Use our Apple Mac OS Code Signing Certificates to digitally sign software, applications, plug-ins, and content for Mac OS desktops. Code signing technology was introduced by Apple for Mac OS 9 onwards

- Certificates can be used with the following systems: Parental controls (MCX), Keychain Access Controls, Developer Tools Access (DTA), App Sandbox, and Application Firewall

- To sign applications to distribute through the app store, or to pass through Mac OS Gatekeeper, you must use an Apple Developer ID Certificate.

Featured Benefits

  • Signature does not expire due to timestamping service, even after the certificate expires
  • Certificate stored on USB token protects the private key and reduces the risk it will be stolen and compromised
  • Sign an unlimited number of apps
  • Protect your brand and reputation
  Standard Code Signing Certificates Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificates
Certificate Features
Information displayed in Certificate Organization Name Organization Name
Organization Address
Type of Organization
Removes "unknown publisher" security warnings
Signature does not expire when Time Stamping is applied Time stamping available & recommended Time stamping available & recommended
Sign an unlimited number of applications
Compatible with major platforms (Authenticode, Office VBA, Java, Adobe AIR, Mac OS, Mozilla)
Key storage options

Choice of storing keys on a token or HSM, not provided by GlobalSign.


Token options (choose “Token Implementation” at checkout):
- Cryptographic USB token^
- Other hardware storage token
- SD card or USB token


HSM options (choose “HSM Implementation” at checkout):
- HSM*
- Azure Key Vault

By default, a cryptographic USB token is included with EV Code Signing Certificates.


If you’d prefer, EV Code Signing Certificates can be stored on an HSM* or Azure Key Vault (provided by customer). Please select the “HSM Implementation” option at checkout.

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*GlobalSign allows standard and EV Code Signing Certificates to be installed on customer HSMs or in Azure Key Vault. Contact us for more information about these deployment options.
^USB token not included in HSM or Key Vault deployments.