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Code Signing Certificate / Driver Signing Certificate Plans & Prices

Code Signing Certificate

$199.99 / per year

Show customers they can trust your code by securing it with a unique digital signature.

  • Validates and secures your code
  • Eliminates security warnings during download and installation
  • Protects with high-grade SHA-2 encryption
  • Includes free malware scanner

Driver Signing Certificate

$199.99 / per year

Show customers they can trust your code by securing it with a unique digital signature.

  • Required for all Microsoft® hardware drivers, Windows Vista® or later
  • Validates and secures your code
  • Eliminates security warnings during download and installation
  • Provides high-grade SHA-2 encryption
  • Reinforces security with cross-certificate validation
  • Includes free malware scanner

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Code Signing Certificate / Driver Signing Certificate – Frequently Asked Questions

How to request code signing certificate or driver signing certificate?

After you’ve purchased a code signing certificate or driver signing certificate, the first step is to request the certificate. Before you request the certificate Code signing certificates and driver signing certificates require you to create a certificate signing request (CSR) from your local computer — not the computer where you will host the file. Because of that, generating a CSR differs from processes for requesting a typical SSL.

Be sure to request the certificate using the computer and the account (typically Administrator) you will use to sign the code. Requesting the certificate creates a private key on the computer that you must associate with the code signing certificate when you install it.

Activate your credit

  1. Log in to your Hiya Digital account.
  2. Click SSL Certificates.
  3. Next to the SSL certificate credit you want to use, click Set up.
  4. If you have multiple credits, select the credit you want to use, and then click Set up.
  5. Refresh the page; you should see a New Certificate. If you don’t, continue to refresh the page until you do.

Request your certificate

  • Next to your New Certificate, click Manage.
  • Paste the CSR you generate in the CSR field, and then click Next.
  • Enter your organization’s information – which has to match the information you used when creating your CSR – and then click Finish.

How to verify your code signing certificate or driver signing certificate request?

After you request your SSL certificate, you will need to verify all of the information you provided when you started the request. What information we need to verify is dependent on the type of certificate you have purchased.

After you request a code or driver signing certificate, we verify your:

  • Organization’s name
  • Address
  • Telephone number (which we call before issuing your certificate)

Documents to provide

To provide us this information, we require at least one of the following pieces of documentation:

  • Business license
  • Sales & Use Tax certificate (neither the number or the FEIN alone are acceptable)
  • “Doing Business As” (DBA) documentation
  • Fictitious-name documentation
  • Occupational Tax Certificate/License
  • Non-profit organization tax exemption certificate
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Utility bill, or bank or credit card statement that displays address and phone number
  • A letter of attestation from an attorney or CPA

How long does the code signing certificate or driver signing certificate request verification process take?

After receiving your documentation, we process the request within 3-4 business days. If you’re looking for help understanding what we need you to do next, you can find our support number in your SSL control panel. It displays on the right under the progress indicator.

How to download my code signing certificate or driver signing certificate files?

After we approve your code signing certificate or driver signing certificate request, you need to download your certificate files.

  • Go to your Hiya Digital product page.
  • Select SSL Certificates and select Manage for the certificate you want to download.
  • Under Download Certificate, select a Server type and then select Download Zip File.

How To Download Java Code Signing Certificate?

After verifying your certificate request, you can download your certificate files and use them to sign your Java code. Download your certificate:

  • Go to your Hiya Digital product page.
  • Select SSL Certificates and select Manage for the certificate you want to download.
  • Under Download Certificate, select a Server type and then select Download Zip File.

Move your certificate file

  • Unzip the ZIP file you downloaded.
  • Open the unzipped folder and locate the file ending in -SHA2.pem.
  • (Optional) Rename the PEM file to something easier to type, for example mycert.pem.
  • Move the PEM file to the place where you created your keystore.

Windows-only preparation:

If you’re using Windows, you must complete the following steps before you can install the certificate and sign your code.

  • Run cmd as an administrator.
  • Move to your JDK installation’s bin directory

Install the certificate

  • Through your command line, navigate to the directory where you created your keystore. (Windows users should already be here.)
  • Install your certificate:
    • keytool -importcert -file mycert.pem -keystore codesignstore
  • Enter your keystore’s password.
  • Type yes that you want to trust the certificate, and then press enter.

Sign your code:

jarsigner -verbose -keystore codesignstore -tsa http://tsa.starfieldtech.com/ your jar file.jar codesigncert

Windows users might need to use the full paths to their keystore (JKS) and JAR files.

  • Enter your keystore’s password.
  • Verify your code is signed.
  • jarsigner -verify -verbose -certs your jar file.jar

If everything worked, you’ll see jar verified.

You should expect to see “This jar contains entries whose certificate chain is not validated.” The presence of this warning does not indicate that your certificate won’t work.

How to Install code signing certificate or driver signing certificate & create PFX file?

After verifying your code or driver signing certificate request, we issue your certificate. You can then download your certificate, install it in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), and create a PFX file. You’ll then use this PFX file to sign your code with Microsoft SignTool (code signing) or Visual Studio (driver signing).

Important Note:: To create the PFX file, you must use the same machine you used to generate your CSR.

Download your certificate

  • Go to your Hiya Digital product page.
  • Select SSL Certificates and select Manage for the certificate you want to download.
  • Under Download Certificate, select a Server type and then select Download Zip File.
  • Open the ZIP file and move the file that ends in SHA2.spc to an accessible location.

Install your certificate in MMC

In your Windows search feature, enter mmc, and then click it to launch the Microsoft Management Console application.

  • Expand Certificates (Local Computer), Personal.
  • Right-click Certificates, and then go to the following menus: All Tasks > Import.
  • Click Next.
  • Browse for the SPC file — to find it, you’ll need to change the file type to PKCS #7 Certificates (*.spc, *.p7b).
  • Click Next.
  • Select Place all certificates in the following store and ensure the value is Personal.
  • Click Finish.

Create the PFX file

To create a PFX file (which you’ll use with SignTool or Visual Studio), you need to combine your certificate file and your private key in MMC.

  • In MMC, right-click your certificate (it will have your Common Name value displayed in the Issued To column), and then click Export.
  • Click Next.
  • Select Yes, export the private key.
  • Under Personal Information Exchange…, select Include all certificates in the certification path if possible.
  • Enter and confirm a strong password to secure the certificate, and then click Next.
  • Browse to a location to store the combined file, and then click Next.
  • Click Finish.

The PFX file is now stored locally on your computer.

How to Sign Windows code with a code signing certificate using SignTool?

After you’ve created your PFX file, you can sign your code with Microsoft SignTool.

Our code signing certificates work with the following types of Windows-based files:

  • EXE
  • DLL
  • OCX
  • CAB

Note: For CAB files, space should be allocated for the digital signature by adding the following entry to your DDF file before creating the cab file: Set ReservePerCabinetSize=6144.

Use SignTool to sign your code

  • Install SignTool using Microsoft’s information. This involves downloading and installing Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK).
  • Launch cmd.
  • Sign your file: SignTool sign /f path to your PFX file /p your PFX file password /tr http://tsa.starfieldtech.com /td SHA256 path to the code you want to sign

How to Sign Windows drivers with a driver signing certificate using Visual Studio?

After installing your certificate and creating a PFX file, you need to sign your Windows driver with your certificate. The easiest way to do this is with Visual Studio, though there are other options.

  • Launch Visual Studio.
  • In the Solutions Browser, right-click your SLN or VCXPROJ file, and then select Properties.
  • In the menu on the left, click Driver Signing and then click General.
  • Complete the fields, and then click OK:

Now when you build your driver, it will be signed using your driver signing certificate.

Note: For CAB files, space should be allocated for the digital signature by adding the following entry to your DDF file before creating the cab file: Set ReservePerCabinetSize=6144.

Use SignTool to sign your code

  • Install SignTool using Microsoft’s information. This involves downloading and installing Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK).
  • Launch cmd.
  • Sign your file: SignTool sign /f path to your PFX file /p your PFX file password /tr http://tsa.starfieldtech.com /td SHA256 path to the code you want to sign

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