STANDARD CODE SIGNING

Increase downloads by removing security warnings – show users that your software is from a trusted source.

INTRODUCTION TO STANDARD CODE SIGNING

When making a software purchase in a conventional shop, customers don't question the integrity of the software as long as the shrink wrap is intact. But what about when customers download software or run applications from the internet?

HOW STANDARD CODE SIGNING CERTIFICATES WORK

Standard Code Signing is the method of using certificate-based digital signatures to sign executables and scripts in order to verify the author’s identity and ensure, that the code has not been altered or corrupted, since it was signed by the author. This helps to determine whether the software can be trusted or not.

WHY YOU NEED A STANDARD CODE SIGNING CERTIFICATE?

If you don’t use a Standard Code Signing certificate, anyone can read and alter the software you send over the internet. An intruder can insert additional code to your software, that can be harmful for the receiver's systems and security. 

With the use of Standard Code Signing certificates the download rate for your software will increase and security warnings will be removed. This is due to the crucial user trust to the initial process, which will prevent most users from aborting the installation in the first place.

NON-SIGNED CODE

  • When software applications encounter unsigned executable, the end user is alerted with a security warning stating 'This file does not have a valid digital signature that verifies its publisher. You should only run software from publishers you trust.'

SIGNED CODE

  • Software applications and executable that have been signed with a Code Signing certificate display the publisher's name, making it easy for the end user to identify them as a trustworthy source and proceed with the download.

INTRODUCTION TO STANDARD CODE SIGNING GUIDES

The guides listed on this page, will help you through the process of initializing your USB SafeNet Token, installing your Standard Code Signing certificate, as well as providing you with instructions on how to sign code from a variety of platforms and applications.

STEP 1 – DOWNLOAD SAFENET DRIVERS 

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STEP 2 – INITIALIZE SAFENET TOKEN

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STEP 3 – ADD GLOBALSIGN URLS TO TRUSTED SITES 

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STEP 4 – PICKUP AND INSTALL YOUR STANDARD CODE SIGNING CERTIFICATE 

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STEP 5 – SIGN YOUR CODE