Code Signing Certificate is a key that allows software publishers to identify with their code, content, and scripts before they provide it to users over the web. Code Signing Security Certificates provide a digital authenticated signature, which can be employed for code and scripts to authenticate a publisher on the web.
Code Signing Certificate is a seal of trust for software and content publishers on the web. Code Signing Certificates are available from major Certificate Authorities, which notify users about code or content security before they download it. Software or applications with a Code Signing Certificate assure users that the code or script is completely secured by a major Certificate Authority digital signature, and that it has not been altered since the authentication performed to receive the certificate.
In order to receive a Code Signing Certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority publishers must request the certificate and obtain two keys known as the private and public keys. In digital signatures the private key generates the signature and the corresponding public key validates it. Once the request has been processed by the Certificate Authority and the private key generated a code, including the public key, will then be issued to your code.
A Digital Code Signing Certificate can be used for many different code files such as .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi and .xap files. The major application and software web platforms such as Microsoft Authenticode®, JavaSoft™, Adobe® AIR™, VBA and Office, and Apple® are compatible with major Certificate Authorities.
The enlisted certificates of Thawte and Symantec are highly recommended and widely trusted on the web to sign code, content, and scripts to assure users of the best web experience possible.
Execution of Digital Code Signing Certificates to Validate Publisher for Their Software
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