How do you Purchase a Code Signing Certificate?
Purchasing a code signing certificate is a simple process that can be completed online at DigiCert.com or from within your DigiCert CertCentral® account. If you haven’t purchased a certificate from DigiCert before or don’t have a DigiCert CertCentral account, first go to our DigiCert Order Form - Purchase Digital Certificates page and follow these instructions:
Step 1: Select a Product
Make sure Code Signing Certificate is selected and select the number of years (1, 2, or 3) for which you wish to purchase your code signing certificate. In the Platform section, select which platform you will be using your code-signing certificate with (e.g., Microsoft Office VBA) from the drop-down list. (Please note: If you select Sun Java as your platform type, you must submit a CSR for your order. You can do provide it now while ordering your certificate or later from your new DigiCert CertCentral account.) Click Continue at the bottom of the page.
Step 2: Organization Details
In the Organization Details section, enter your organization details for the certificate. In the Your Contact Details section, enter valid and verifiable contact information as a Certificate Requester. We may need to contact you to validate the order, as well as send you confirmation emails. (Note: As a security measure, we will need to contact your HR, IT, Corporate, or Legal department head in order to verify the information that you enter during this step.)
In the Technical Contact Details section, if you don't want to use your contact details as the technical contact detail, uncheck Use my contact details as the technical contact and enter valid contact information for the technical contact. Click Continue at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Payment Details
Enter your payment information, read through and check I agree to the Certificate Services Agreement above*, and click Complete Order.
Step 4: Validation Process
When you complete the order, it will be sent to our validation department for verification. The validation process can be completed in under an hour or two. Although, there can be issues that extend the process beyond what is standard, especially if we have difficulty verifying your identity (Certificate Requester).
Step 5: Certificate Issuance
After the validation process is completed, DigiCert will send you (Certificate Requester) an email with certificate installation instructions.
How do you order a Code Signing Certificate with a CertCentral account?
If you already have a CertCentral account, you can get details about ordering a code signing certificate here.
Step 1: Sign into your CertCentral account and click on “Request a Certificate” Select “Code Signing” or “EV Code Signing.”
Step 2: Select the Organization in the drop-down menu. Also, input the number of years you are requesting the certificate for and the CSR. Under Order Options, select the Server Platform and type in any comments or messages to the administrator. Input your payment information, check the box for the Master Services Agreement and click on “Submit Certificate Request.”
Remember to keep code signing best practices in mind and protect your private keys.