Code Signing Certificates

Protect users from downloading compromised software,
prevent tampering, and provide the trusted assurance of
authentication by using a digital signature. As low as $474/year


Increase User Confidence and Trust

Code Signing Certificates are used by software developers to digitally sign apps, drivers, and software programs as a way for end-users to verify that the code they receive has not been altered or compromised by a third party. They include your signature, your company’s name, and if desired, a timestamp.

Code Signing Certificates ensure that users won’t receive a warning message at installation or start-up and are ideal for securing:


How Code Signing Works

Signing the Code

Verifying the Code Integrity

Compare DigiCert Code Signing Certificates

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Code Signing

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Product Features

1-year Price
2-year Price (per year)
3-year Price (per year)
Encrypted digital signature
Requires rigorous extended validation of organization
Instant reputation with Microsoft Smartscreen Filter
Requires two-factor authentication using hardware token

Technical Specifications

Microsoft Authenticode®

Microsoft Office & Microsoft VBA

Adobe® AIR®


Mozilla® Objects

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Why Choose DigiCert for Code Signing?

Code Signing Certificates allow your customers to verify that the code is authentic and has not been tampered with. DigiCert code signing protects your software against theft and malware.

When a piece of code is digitally signed, you can easily detect modified files. Additionally, code signed with a DigiCert timestamp tells a user that the code was signed with a valid certificate even after the actual code signing certificate expires.

Your partners and the channels that distribute your software expect you to safeguard their valuable customers' data. Signing software shows commitment to their safety and is often a contractual requirement.

Your customers expect a smooth and professional installation process when they download your software. Digitally signed programs that avoid warning messages help keep your users safe and protects your brand.

Downloading software usually requires caution, however, signing code helps avoid warning messages from browsers and builds trust in you as a publisher; this results in an increased adoption rate.

Using the free DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows you can turn the common obstacles of SSL CSR creation and SSL certificate installation into smoother and easier processes.

DigiCert has the best technical support team in the business, which means no long phone queues or wait times. We have support experts available 24/7 to answer any of your questions.

DigiCert Code Signing Certificates let you to sign any code you want no matter what platform you’re using, including Microsoft Authenticode, Java files and applets, Apple applications, and Adobe AIR files.

For over a decade, DigiCert has been providing trusted SSL certificates, code signing certificates, and related SSL management tools to tens of thousands of the largest brands in the world.