Activating a Code Signing EV Certificate

Instructions for activating the Code Signing EV certificate on the token. The CA sends the token via courier upon completion of the certificate and the certificate is already stored on the token. All you need to do is to unlock the token using a service application.

The process of ordering a Code Signing EV certificate

Ordering a Code Signing EV certificate is fully automated with the DigiCert CA. After completing the verification, the certificate is uploaded to the token and sent to the customer. All information needed to activate the certificate can be found in the order detail of the SSLmarket administration (token password, utility).

Activation of the token with the Code Signing EV certificate

A new token

After issuing the Code Signing EV certificate, the token is configured and sent via courier together with the certificate. Therefore, you will not receive the certificate by e-mail, and you will not have to look for it anywhere. The token must be activated on the PC using the SafeNet service application, which can be found here. You can also use the token to store other DigiCert certificates, it works universally.

You will need an individual token password to activate the token. You will find this password after issuing the certificate and sending the token in the certificate administration in the order detail.

After entering the token password and assuming the SafeNet application is installed (see the link above), you will be able to start using the Code Signing EV certificate.

Using an existing token (renew)

You can also use your existing token to store the Code Signing EV certificate, as long as it complies with the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 standard. You can find a list of supported devices in the certificate order and just select the correct one.

If you have your own token, or you are renewing the Code Signing certificate, then after issuing the certificate, you will import it to the token using the DigiCert Hardware Certificate Installer utility, which you can download here.

When importing, it is necessary to enter the password, which you will find in the order detail in SSLmarket.

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