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.
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.
The certificate is intended for signing .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap files, as well as for signing kernel-mode applications. It is required for Microsoft Windows Logo certification.
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.
Digitally signs .air or .airi files. Necessary for all AIR-based applications.
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.
Digitally signs the code for BREW platform.