Code Signing Certificates

for Microsoft® Authenticode® (Multi-Purpose)

With code signing from Thawte, you can assure users that your code and content is safe to download, and protect your most valuable business asset: your reputation. Code signing authenticates the code’s source and confirms the integrity of content distributed online. Thawte® Code Signing Certificate for Microsoft® Authenticode® (Multi-Purpose) offers maximum flexibility with a single certificate to sign code developed on multiple platforms.

  • Now supports Silverlight® 4 applications
  • Digitally sign 32- and 64-bit user-mode (.exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap files)
  • Digitally sign code for Microsoft® Office 2000, Microsoft VBA, Netscape Object Signing, and Marimba Channel Signing
  • Save even more with our new 3 year option!

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Certificates for Organizations
Choose this option if you are signing code for a company or software publisher.

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Certificates for Individuals
  • Inspire user confidence by showing customers your verified identity and the integrity of your code.
  • Protect brand assets and reputation by preventing your code from being damaged or falsified and making it easy to recall.
  • Buy, renew, and manage code signing and SSL certificates with a single, secure sign-in to Thawte® Certificate Center.
  • Save time and money by purchasing multi-year code signing certificates.
  • Reduce the cost of maintaining code with a free timestamp.

Thawte Code Signing Certificates create a unique digital signature with identification information about the publisher of the code and proof of the code’s integrity. Microsoft applications such as Internet Explorer®, Exchange, Outlook® and Outlook® Express have security features to check for a digital signature and recommend whether or not code should be trusted.

When a user encounters unsigned or self-signed executables, a security warning pops up or content fails to load, depending on the user’s security settings.

Microsoft Authenticode Code Signing Certificates   Microsoft Authenticode Code Signing Certificates

When a signed executable is encountered, a pop-up notification shows the verified identity of the publisher and the user decides whether or not to trust the code.

Microsoft Authenticode Code Signing Certificates

In Microsoft Windows, signed code has an additional Properties tab that displays information about the signature. The user can see who the application came from and be reminded that the application hasn't been changed since it was signed

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System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher on Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Confirm that Active-X is enabled prior to beginning the enrollment process

If using the browser option to generate your certificate, note that the private key will be installed in the Windows Certificate Store and is exportable as a .PFX file

Thawte Certificate Center allows you to buy, renew, and manage all your certificates with a single sign-in. Click buy or renew above to begin the enrollment process in Thawte Certificate Center:

  • Select certificate options and a validity period
  • Sign-In or Create an Account
  • Enter required certificate and contact information
  • Provide payment information. Thawte accepts Credit Card, Purchase Order, Check or Wire Transfer
  • Pick up your certificate in Thawte Certificate Center after Thawte completes authentication.
    NOTE: You must retrieve your code signing certificate from the same computer that you originally requested it from.

Your code signing certificate contains your full organizational name and your public key. It can be used to digitally sign code and content during the certificate validity period.

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Thawte provides free support by chat, email, or phone from highly trained, dedicated employees.

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Protect your code with a Code Signing Certificate. Available for individuals, organizations and software vendors. GET A CERTIFICATE NOW