What are code signing certificates?
Code signing certificates are generally used by software engineers or developers to digitally sign applications, drivers, software and other executables. They provide a way for end-users to verify that the code being issued has not been altered or compromised by a third party. Code signing certificates include your signature, your company’s name and, if desired, a timestamp. The benefits of code signing certificates are:
- Protect your intellectual property
- Prevent security warning labels on programs
- Efficient monitoring of code changes
- Meets contractual obligations