Code Signing certificates

Thawte Code Signing is a specialized certificate which allows developers to add a digital signature to an application distributed on the Internet. If any change in code is detected, the signature becomes untrusted and the user is warned before using the app. By signing an application with a Code Signing certificate, users will be assured that the software they have obtained is definitely from the manufacturer.

Code Signing certificates

Signing an application with a Code Signing certificate guarantees the credibility of the application. Any code change is detected due to the application's signature and the application will be marked as untrustworthy. By signing an application with a Code Signing certificate, users will be assured that the software they have acquired is clearly from the company that created it and that they can trust the software.

When the signed application is launched, the user can see the name of the publisher and click on the name to see the Code Signing certificate’s details. Any change to the application code will invalidate the signature. The digital signature allows the user to authenticate the publisher and be protected from scammers who could change the application code.

You can use code signing certificates on these platforms

Choose the DigiCert Code Signing EV certificate for your application and platform.

  • Microsoft® Authenticode®

    The certificate is intended for signing .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap files. It is required for Microsoft Windows Logo certification.

  • Java

    Certificate designed for Java applications for desktop and mobile devices. Signs .jar files and is compatible with the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

  • Microsoft® Office and VBA

    The certificate is intended for signing VBA objects and macros. Suitable for Microsoft Office and third-party VBA applications.

  • Adobe® AIR®

    Digitally signs .air or .airi files. Necessary for all AIR-based applications.

  • Android

    The certificate for signing .apk files for Android.

  • Microsoft Windows Phone

    Digitally signs the code for Windows Phone and Xbox 360. Signing is required to publish the application to the Microsoft App Hub.

  • Qualcomm BREW

    Digitally signs the code for BREW platform.

The most secure Code Signing EV Certificate

The new generation of Code Signing EV certificates better secures software users by requiring a token for secure signing. The Code signing certificate issued by a certification authority is saved and used on a secure token, which makes certificate misuse or theft impossible. It helps you to make your application more trustworthy and prevents blocking from the Windows SmartScreen Filter. You also need an EV certificate to sign Windows drivers.
From $677 Buy

Summary of Code signing certificates in our offer

Code Signing certificate Our price CA price Level of trust SAN/UC Issuing Time Validity (years) Buy
Prices are without VAT.
DigiCert Code Signing From $270 $539 OV N/A 1 day 1-3 Buy
DigiCert Code Signing EV From $677 $755 EV N/A 3-5 days 1-3 Buy