The following article will walk you through downloading and installing your EV Code Signing Certificate. At the completion of this procedure your certificate will be ready to place signatures on drivers, executables, and other files.


Note: You may use your own smart card as an alternative to the USB token offered by TRUSTZONE. If you are using your own smart card, you will only need to meet prerequisite #4 below:

  • You will need a SafeNet USB Token. This will be mailed to you when you place your order.
  • Download and install SafeNet Authentication Client drivers.
  • Plug in and initialize your USB token. 
  • Add TRUSTZONE to your trusted sites.
  • For certificate pickup, you must have access to a Windows PC and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Once the certificate is installed on the USB token, you may sign from other platforms such as OS X. 


  • Once your order has been approved, vetted, and you have your USB token initialized, open the pickup link from your pickup e-mail in Internet Explorer.
  • Enter the Temporary Pickup Password that was set at the time of ordering as shown below. 

  • Choose I will use Internet Explorer to create a private key and CSR on my USB token or smartcard:

  • Click Yes when prompted to allow digital certificate operations. 

  • To install on a SafeNet USB token provided by TRUSTZONE, select: eToken Base Cryptographic Provider.

To install on a smart card provided by you or your company, select: Microsoft Base Smart Card Crypto Provider.

Check the box to agree to the subscriber agreement and click Next.

  • Enter the password for your USB token. This was set during the initialization process.

  • The screen may appear to freeze for a minute or two; do not press the back button on your browser. You should see the light on your USB token blinking. Eventually you will see a message to wait for a while:

  • Once the token has finished the keypair generation, click the button to Install My Certificate.

  • Again click Yes to allow digital certificate operations. 

  • Finally, click OK when you get the Install Success message. 

  • You have now finished step 1, but you are not quite done yet. Go to step 2, chose below installation guide for Java or Windows:

step 2 installation guide for Java  or  step 2 installation guide for Windows

Last Updated Jan 23, 2017