Confusion in code signing certificate

Posted by Ajayk3 under .NET Framework on 9/28/2015 | Points: 10 | Views : 567 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 4
Hi All,

I have a desktop application and when i tried to create the setup of this, it ask to get it digitally signed.

I am confused which certificate i should take?

Code Signing Certificate

OR

Driver Signing Certificate

https://in.godaddy.com/web-security/code-signing-certificate




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Posted by: Rajnilari2015 on: 9/28/2015 [Member] [Microsoft_MVP] [MVP] Platinum | Points: 25

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Yes, you'll need a code signing or Authenticode certificate.

When customers buy software from a store, the source of that software is evident. Customers know who published the software, and also see whether the package has been unsealed. These factors enable them to make decisions about what software to buy and how much to rely on those products.

Customers downloading applications signed with a Code Signing Certificate from your website can be confident that code comes from you and not been altered since its creation and signing. A Digital ID acts as virtual "shrink-wrap" for your software. If your code is tampered in any way, after it is signed, the digital signature will break and cautions customers that the code is not credible.

When customers download software signed with a Code Signing Certificate, they can be assured of:

Content Source: End users can confirm that the software really comes from the publisher who signed it.

Content Integrity: End users can verify that the software has not been modified since it was signed.

A Code Signing Certificate allows IT developers to digitally sign their software before distribution over the Web. End users downloading your digitally signed 32-bit or 64-bit program can be confident that the code has actually come from you and has not been modified since it was signed.


Read more at :https://www.instantssl.com/code-signing-certificate.html

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Posted by: Mgajjar on: 9/29/2015 [Member] Starter | Points: 25

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When you create new Desktop software/application, the only option to sign it digitally is "Code Signing Certificate". It is a digital shrink wrap which protects the code of any software/application and keep hackers away.

Why Code Signing Certificate?
Code signing assures that your application is digitally singed and not tempered/modified since it was signed. It eliminates browser and system popup errors and makes user to understand your application is genuine.

Code Signing supports all desktop & mobile operating systems (Windows, Apple OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, etc…) and also all web modern browsers as well.

How Code Signing works?
Once a software/app signed with code signing; during the installation time, the system displays owner information (Organization/Individual name, website, etc). System consider it as a trusted source which increases user’s confidence.

Which Code signing Certificate?
If you are a reputed brand/organization you should get a standard Code Signing certificate and it you are an individual person (non-business) you should get an Individual Code Signing certificate.

World’s leading Certificate authorities Comodo, Symantec, Thawte offers Code Signing Certificates to secure Software/Applications/Documents for business and individuals.

CheapSSLSecurity.com is one the most trusted SSL certificate reseller which offers code signing certificate at very low price with heavy discount, read more here - http://bit.ly/code-signing-certificates-


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Posted by: Ajayk3 on: 9/29/2015 [Member] Starter | Points: 25

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So, as per my understanding , I can ignore Driver Signing Certificate and order Code Signing Certificate.

As I think driver signing certificate is used when we create any driver file let's say USB driver etc.

Am I right?

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Posted by: Rajnilari2015 on: 9/29/2015 [Member] [Microsoft_MVP] [MVP] Platinum | Points: 25

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@Ajayk3, Yes, that's what I mean (:

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