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Extended Features with your Code Signing Certificate


  • Checked OffThawte Code Signing is a fully Business Validated Certificate
  • Checked OffUses a single certificate for most platforms and applications – exclusive to Thawte
  • Checked OffEnsures that your active content or code cannot be maliciously modified without being detected
  • Checked OffUnlimited signing with a valid code signing certificate
  • Checked OffInspire user confidence and protect your brand
  • Checked OffEliminate disruptive security warnings and error alerts
  • Checked OffMeet requirements for more platforms than any other code signing provider
  • Checked OffIncrease adoption of downloadable software applications
  • Checked OffReduce the cost of maintaining code with a free timestamp
  • Checked OffProtect users from downloading harmful files

How does Thawte Code Signing Certificates Work?

Code signing involves two asymmetric encryption keys called the public and private keys. The public key is widely available; it is typically included along with the signed code. The private key is available only to the code publisher. Anything encrypted with one key can be decrypted only by the other key, hence the asymmetric qualifier. This forms the basis for code signing.

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Self-Signed Digital Certificates

A self-signed digital certificate is connected to a root certificate owned by the signer. In most cases, your root certificate will not be available to third party software and devices. The code will fail to download or a warning screen will appear when users attempt to download the software.

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Validation Requirements for SSL

Validation Requirements

Thawte Code Signing Certificates are Organization Validated certificates. Organization Validated SSL Certificates are issued by verification of the following supporting documents:

  • Checked OffOrganization legal business registration with state or regional government entity
  • Checked OffDomain Registration ownership details
  • Checked OffPhone number listing in a public online directory
  • Checked OffAverage issuance time is 3-4 business days


For a detailed description on how to get an Organization Validated SSL Certificate issued, Please CLICK HERE.

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Thawte Code Signing Solutions

Thawte offers a variety of code signing certificates designed for use with different software platforms and operating systems. Although the basic technology behind the code signing is universal, each major software development platform requires that certificates be packaged in particular ways. For this reason, Thawte offers code signing certificates in a variety of formats:

Encryption

Encryption uses mathematical algorithms to create a representation of data that can be read only by using the proper decryption key. In the case of code signing, a publisher uses their private key to encrypt key information about their code. The information used depends on the exact software platform, but in general, this key information can be compared with the actual code to determine whether the code has been altered.

Public & Private Keys

Code signing involves two asymmetric encryption keys called the public and private keys. The public key is widely available; it is typically included along with the signed code. The private key is available only to the code publisher. Anything encrypted with one key can be decrypted only by the other key, hence the asymmetric qualifier. This forms the basis for code signing.

Thawte Code Signing System Requirements

Microsoft Office and VBA

These certificates are identical to Microsoft Authenticode certificates, and are used by developers to sign macros in Office and other VBA environments.

System Requirements: Minimum Browser Requirement is Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher.

Important: Must use the same PC, profile and browser to enroll, install, and renew.

Adobe Air

These certificates include a free time stamping service and can be used to sign .air and .airi file types. The minimum enrollment requirement is Firefox™.

Microsoft Authenticode

These certificates are used with the Microsoft Developer tools to sign ActiveX controls, .CAB, .EXE, .MSI, .DLL files and other active content on Microsoft platforms.

System Requirements: Minimum Browser Requirement is Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher.

Important: Must use the same PC, profile and browser to enroll, install, and renew.

Java

These certificates include a free time stamping service and can be used to sign .jar and midlet file types. The minimum enrollment requirement is: Internet Explorer™ 5.0 or greater, Netscape™ 4.7 and greater, Firefox™ all versions and Opera all versions. A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required for this enrollment. Please see this KB article for how to correctly generate the keystore and CSR.

Mac

These certificates can be used by Apple developers with a future version of the Apple Mac OS to sign software for electronic distribution. Minimum Browser Requirement: FireFox.

Why should you consider Thawte Code Signing?

  • Benefit Check Mark Secure128Organization Validation (OV) authentication
  • Benefit Check Mark Secure128Timestamping
  • Benefit Check Mark Secure128Compatibility with all major platforms
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