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How Does Code Signing Works?

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A Code Signing Certificate is a digital signature technology allows authorized software publishers to sign their software code, script and content to authenticate their identification over internet.

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How Does Code Signing Works?

  1. 1. How Does Code Signing Works? BY – ABOUTSSL.ORG
  2. 2. Introduction of Code Signing A Code Signing Certificate is a digital signature technology allows authorized software publishers to sign their software code, script and content to authenticate their identification over internet. It ensures customers about the security of software code, script and content using a digital signature for 32-bit or 64-bit on the internet. A software developers published signs on their software using a Code Signing Certificate that indicates users the software is genuine and verified by the trusted certificate authority and the code of software is not tempered since its signed.
  3. 3. How does Code Signing Works? Generally, A Code Signing Certificate works on “Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)” including a public key and a private key. A Private Key is used to sign the data and the use of public key is to confirm the sign of the data. With the sign of software code, you can timestamp your code to avoid annoying expiry of the digital certificate. Users can trust on signed software and they can download it easily, also increases reliability among software users. A Code Signing Software is useful to sing the content like software objects, configuration file, manual, virus updates, device drivers, etc.
  4. 4. The Process of Code Signing The developers and software publishers will request a Code Signing Certificate from the Trusted CA. They use a Code Signing program based on platform, to add a digital sign to its program code in merge with the Code Signing Certificate. The program/software will be uploaded to their website or mobile network that are completely available for download or run over website. If users want to run or download that program, the digital signature will be checked. The Web browser will resolve if it will display a warning message with an execution block (it depends on the platform, application and security settings of the user).
  5. 5. The Benefits of Code Signing Certificate • Build a strong relationship with your clients • Secure your customers against modified or corrupt codes • Reduce security warnings and errors
  6. 6. Example of Code Signing Certificate
  7. 7. Which CA Offers the Code Signing Certificates? There are many trusted Certificate Authorities (CA’s) offers the Code Signing Certificate with different pricing and features. Let’s take a look: • Comodo – Code Signing Certificate • Symantec – Code Signing Certificate • Thawte - Code Signing Certificate • GoDaddy - Code Signing Certificate
  8. 8. Read Customer’s Reviews of Certificate Authority Read Reviews of Comodo Certificate Authority – https://goo.gl/UnqWW6 Read Reviews of Symantec Certificate Authority – https://goo.gl/Ghfn4b Read Reviews of Thawte Certificate Authority – https://goo.gl/2oPmxG Read Reviews of GoDaddy Certificate Authority – https://goo.gl/kj4DW2
  9. 9. AboutSSL.org For more about an SSL certificate like SSL Types, SSL Installation Guide, SSL certificate Reviews etc. Visit our website - https://aboutssl.org/ Connect with us on Social Platforms: • Twitter • Facebook • Google+

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