Microsoft Kernel-Mode Code Signing Certificates
Kernel-Mode Code Signing Certificates for Publishing Drivers for Windows
Kernel-Mode certificates are designed to allow you to sign driver packages so that your users can be sure they're installing a program released by your company instead of some overseas malware shack. When they first run your installer, customers will see that your driver packages were really released by Your Company, Inc. and were not tampered with by anyone between your server and their computer when they download and install your driver.
If someone does tamper with your installer for your kernel-mode certificate, when your customer runs it on their computer it will no longer show up as being issued by your company, but instead will show up as an untrusted program and will warn the user about whether or not they really want to be running it. If they're running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7 they'll receive an error "Windows Requires a Digitally Signed Driver", so they won't have to worry about getting stuck with a virus when they thought they were getting your drivers.
The value is simple, you write your kernel-mode drivers, sign them with certificate from DigiCert, and your customers will know that the program they're running is safe because they know and trust the company that released it.
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Kernel-Mode Certificate Features
When you purchase a code signing certificate from DigiCert you get get the following:
Sign Driver Packages that will be valid indefinitely. A kernel-mode certificate that allows you to sign driver executable packages that will be trusted in the version of windows you're releasing for (XP, Vista, or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit) for the entire lifetime of the certificate. All signed packages will be valid indefinitely.
Get a Code Signing Certificate for Authenticode. DigiCert allows you to request a separate code signing certificate for Microsoft Authenticode at no extra cost (see Option to Reissue for an Authenticode Certificate for more information).
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- Authenticode Code Signing
- Sign Microsoft Office Visual Basic Scripts
- Code Signing in Vista using Digital Signature Wizard GUI
- PFX Export/Import Authenticode Cert
- PFX Export/Import Driver Signing Cert
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