Code Signing CertificatesSoftware Vendors & Organizations
Secure your applications and add trust to your code
GlobalSign Code Signing Certificates are digital data files that provide developers on all platforms with the ability to digitally sign, or bind their authenticated publisher identity, to the software they distribute.
Software Vendors and Organizations can digitally sign and timestamp the software they distribute over the Internet, ensuring the the end user knows the software is legitimate, and has not been tampered with since being published.
Digitally sign Windows ActiveX controls via Authenticode (32 bit and 64 bit .exe, .ocx, .dll or other) and Kernel software for Windows. Windows 7 compatible.
Digitally sign Adobe AIR applications. AIR only allows digitally signed applications to be run.
Digitally sign JAR applet files so your apps can access client-side resources
Digitally sign Microsoft Office macros and Visual Basic Applications (VBA).
Digitally sign Apple Mac applications. Code signing was introduced by Apple in MacOS 9 onwards.
Digitally sign Mozilla and legacy Netscape Object files.
Unsigned software is subject to tampering, such as the insertion of spyware or malware, so end users are encouraged not to run unsigned code or executables.
Once digitally signed using a Code Signing Certificate, customers can be sure of the identity of the software vendor and that the software has not been altered since being published.
The security warnings change from being worrying to alerting the user the publisher of the digitally signed software is known, like these:
Add an essential level of trust to the application installation process.
The solution is simple. Sign your code!