Thawte Code Signing Certificate (Software Signing)
Features of Thawte Code Signing Certificate (Software Signing)
Thawte Code Signing Certificate is designed to work on multiple servers, it is good for mid-level organisations looking for best cost effective solution to sign their code in production mode. Being a multi server this one certificate can be installed on several machines and boost the working efficiency of your organisation. So protect and distribute your code from without being tempered and built your reputation.
This certificate allows you to protect your code with one of the most trusted brands in web security. Because of the brand recognition, your customers will instantly be able to verify that your software is safe for download. This certificate works virtually on all platforms and applications and ensures that your code cannot be maliciously modified without immediate detection.
Multi-Server Code Signing
Thawte Code Signing Multi-Server certificate is great and well affordable solution for small and mid-scale organisation. Due to its multi-server feature, the single certificate can be installed on many servers which not only ease the management of certificate but also reduce cost of installation and purchase multiple certificates.
Why Use Code Signing Certificate
Protect your code from Hackers, system generate warning if code is tempered . Hackers can easily edit your code and compilations by injecting bed code in your application, it could be virus, malware, fishingware, trojan or something like this which finally target the client computer as a result security of user is compromised. If you sign your code or compilations with this certificate then client can identify your signatures and trust your copy of compilation. Such application distribution copy can be installed by client without any warning from system and client can easily trust the original signed copy.
This is the organisation authenticated code signing certificate and you have to provide company related documentation and some other formalities to make sure that your organisation is genuine and legally working or running. Thawte claim that this process take only 1-3 days but you should remember that it is organisation validated certificate and there may be more delay in process of authentication. therefore we suggest you to order enough in advance so you have some extra days to manage delays. It is recommended to follow SSL Critical date of renew for renewal purpose.
Time Stamp Validity
Thawte timestamp services allow you to timestamp your signed code. The code Stamped with a valid certificate will work forever because the stamping not expire even the certificate expire after some time. A hash of your code is sent to the timestamp server which record a timestamp for your code. Client’s software can identify diffrence between code signed with an expired certificate and code that was signed with a Certificate that was valid at the time the code was signed but which has subsequently expired.
You should also specify the timestamp server url when you sign your software code. Thawte provides you with both type of encryption a SHA-1 and SHA-256 RFC 3161 timestamping URLs.
The timestamp server validates the date and the time that the file was signed therefore the certificate can expire but the signature will be valid for as long as the file is in production. A new certificate is only necessary if you want to sign additional code or re-sign code that has been modified.
To verify if your file has been timestamped, you can use the verifying commands provided in our knowledge base articles. The date and time will be displayed when the file has been timestamped. No dates or a warning will appear when the file has NOT been timestamped.
Safety and Compatibility
This certificate digitally signs code with 32-bit or 64-bit portable executable including .cab, .exe, .dll, .csx, and kernel mode software. Additionally, the Thawte Code Signing certificate creates digital signatures using a public-key algorithm like the RSA public-key cipher.
Thawte Code Signing Certificate does not comes with any kind of warranty, even not the return guaranty provided for this certificate.
Browser Installation Requirements
|Browser||MS Authenticode||MS Office and VBA||Java||Adobe AIR||Apple MAC|
Supported Operating Systems and Browser version
|Operating System||IE10||IE 11||Firefox||
(Apple Code Signing)
IE 8, IE 9, and Safari are not supported. For code signing certificate installation instructions, refer to SO26639.
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