SafeNet Driver and Client Software Installation Instructions


Whether you are providing your own hardware token, or you had DigiCert ship you a secure token with your preinstalled EV Code Signing Certificate, you need to install drivers for your computer to interface with the device.

SafeNet Installer Note:    If you don't have the SafeNetAuthenticationClient.exe, if you’ve lost the option to download the SafeNet Drivers from your account, or if you need help downloading the software, please contact support (

These instructions explain how to install the client software on to your computer after you’ve received your hardware token from DigiCert. If you are providing your own token, you need to contact the company from which you purchased the token for drivers, and then you need to install the certificate to your token. See Installing your DigiCert® EV Code Signing Certificate onto a Secure Token.

How to Install the SafeNet Client Software

  1. Log into your DigiCert Account and do the following:

    1. Activate the device that we sent to you.

    2. Obtain your preassigned password.

    3. Download the SafeNet Drivers for Windows.

    Note:   Before you run the SafeNet Authentication Client, make sure your token is unplugged (i.e. not plugged into the computer).

  2. Run the SafeNet Authentication Client program that you downloaded.

  3. In SafeNet Authentication Client Setup, on the Welcome to the SafeNet Authentication Client Installation Wizard page, click Next to begin the software installation process.

    Welcome to Safenet Authentication Client

  4. On the Interface Language page, in the drop-down list, select a language for the interface and then click Next.

  5. On the License Agreement page, select I accept the license agreement and then click Next.

  6. On the Destination Folder page, choose where you want to install the SafeNet Authentication Client and then click Next.

  7. On the Setup Type page, select Typical for the installation type and then click Next.

    Safenet client Standard or Custom installation screen.

  8. On The wizard is ready to begin installation page, click Install.

    It may take a few minutes to install the software.

  9. On the SafeNet Authentication Client has been successfully installed page, click Finish to exit SafeNet Authentication Client Setup.

    Finish Safenet Installer.

  10. You have successfully installed the SafeNet Client Software.

    If you have not yet changed your SafeNet Token password, see Activate Your EV Code Signing Hardware.

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