Sectigo EV Code Signing

Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate at $274.99

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FIPS-compliant Hardware Device

Issuance Time:

1-5 Days

Starting June 1, 2023, code signing certificate keys must be stored on a hardware security module or token that’s certified as FIPS 140 Level 2, Common Criteria EAL 4+, or equivalent.

Sectigo EV (Extended Validation) Code Signing is the one stop digital solution for organizations to protect their software, application, script, and executables with highest level 256-bit encryption and SHA-2 standards. It provides instant recognition from Microsoft's SmartScreen Application Reputation filter for your software/app and windows kernel modes to boost user trust, brand reputation, conversion rates, confidence and more.

EV Code Signing Certs safeguard your code from malware and private key thefts by getting a private key stored on an external hardware device that works like two-factor authentication.

Ensure maximum software integrity, authenticity, reputation, and software security through tempered-free software that is digitally signed with highest level code signing called Extended Validation.

Features and Benefits of Comodo / Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate

Below are the main features of the Sectigo Extended Validation Software Certificate:

Highest-Level Security of 256-bit Encryption

Highest-Level Security of 256-bit Encryption

Sectigo EV Code Signing offers strong security with 256-bit encryption, protecting the code from unauthorized modifications.

Boost MS SmartScreen Score

Boost MS SmartScreen Score

By digitally sign your code and drivers with extended validation, Get instant removal from SmartScreen Warning and boost reputation score.

Meticulous Vetting

Meticulous Vetting

EV Code Sign Certs follow strict vetting process by verifying legal organization data, phone & physical location validation and identification.

Lifetime Software Validity

Lifetime Software Validity

Once you add digital signature to software or program, it will be remains valid even after the original certificate expires due to timestamp feature.

Show Business Title & Location

Show Business Title & Location

To enhance user trust and confidence, it shows organizations name & and location in digital certificates.

Zero Warnings for End-Users

Zero Warnings for End-Users

As Sectigo EV Certs fulfils all industry standards and strict verification, the end-user wont’ face any issue while downloading and installing.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

It enables 2FA for using a YubiKey FIPS-compliant USB device to safeguard the private key, ensuring only authorized personnel can sign the code.

Secure Private Key Storage

Secure Private Key Storage

To prevent unauthorized access and key protection, this certificate employs FIPS 140-2 compliant USB hardware tokens and a PIN.

Easy Kernel Driver Signing

Easy Kernel Driver Signing

Its compatible with major platforms such as Java, Adobe AIR, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows 10, etc along with suitable for Kernel Mode Drivers.

Preferred Support and Validation

Preferred Support and Validation

Customers receive priority support and fast validation during issuance, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience.

Compare & Buy Code Signing Certificates

  Sectigo Sectigo Certera Digicert
Product Name Sectigo Code Signing Sectigo EV Code Signing Certera EV Code Signing DigiCert EV Code Signing
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RSA Encryption Key 3072-bit or 4096-bit 3072-bit or 4096-bit 3072-bit or 4096-bit 3072-bit or 4096-bit
Microsoft SmartScreen Reputation Boost Up
Issuance for Individual Developers
Universal Platform Compatibility
Supported File Formats 32-Bit And 64-Bit 32-Bit And 64-Bit 32-Bit And 64-Bit 32-Bit And 64-Bit
Issuance Time 1 to 5 Days 1 to 5 Days 1 to 5 Days 1 to 5 Days
Validation Required Business/Individual Full Business Validation Full Business Validation Full Business Validation
Physical USB Token Storage
Displays Business Name
Display Name & Types of the Business
Sign Unlimited Code, Scripts & Executables
Separate Private Key Storage
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How to Order and Install Code Signing Certificate?

  • Purchase Code Signing Certificate with Appropriate Delivery Mode

    Based on CA, the provisioning process is different! Choose the suitable delivery method among Standard (Token + Shipping Provided by CA) or Use existing Token/HSM such as YubiKey, FIPS HSM, Luna, etc.

  • Complete the Enrollment Process

    After placing the order, you will email about the enrollment process, or you can start by the enroll link on Thank page or your Dashboard. Based on your selected delivery mode, the enrollment process will be changed. CA will handle the CSR step if you use a standard token provisioning process. You need to submit basic details about you and your organization.

  • Complete Validation Process

    Once you submit the enrolment form, CA will contact you and ask you to submit gov-approved documents to verify the identity. Depending on your certificate type, it may include a government-issued ID, organization details, physical address, phone number, and verification call.

  • Insurance and Setup your Token-Based Code Signing Certificate

    After successful validation, CA will send you a certificate with a secure key stored on the physical token to your address. You need to install or activate the token on your computer as per the mentioned instruction via mail!

  • Sign your Code or Executables

    Once you successfully plugin and initiate your token, you can sign your executable files using unique token credentials and SignTool or commands; then, you are all set to use your signed code signing certificate!

  • Test your Signed EXE and View Certificate Details

    It's the last and final step to cross-verify your signed exe before making it live. You can do it by uploading it on the test URL, downloading the test code, and checking out the properties of the certificate details. That's all!

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How to Create a Key Vault, Generate CSR and Import Code Signing Certificate to Azure KeyVault?

Want to secure your software or package on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services? Follow the Video and tutorials to learn Code Signing with Azure KeyVault. From Creating CSR to Import Code Signing Certificate.

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How to Process & Install Code Signing Certificate Using Yubikey Manager?

Do you have any query regarding Code Signing Certificate Validation or Installation Process? Please check out our video tutorial & follow our step-by-step guide & make your code signing validation & installation process easy.

Sectigo Code Signing Vs Sectigo EV Code Signing

Organization Validated Code Signing VS Extended Validation Code Signing
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Standard verification of applicant's identity and authorization. Validation Process Rigorous validation of applicant's identity, authority, and operational existence.
Organic SmartScreen Reputation MS SmartScreen Instant SmartScreen Reputation
Helps protect against malware and tampering by verifying the authenticity and integrity of code. Protection against Malware Provides enhanced protection against malware and tampering through rigorous validation and verification processes.
Only older Windows 10 drivers are included Microsoft Windows Compatibility Accessible to kernel-mode drivers and Windows 10+ drivers
Provides a basic level of trust to users. Level of Trust Offers a higher level of trust and confidence to users.

Photo ID and a phone number are required for individual developers.

And for Organizations, Business registration information and a public phone number

Paperwork Required Business registration information includes the actual office address, years of operation, and a public phone number.
Starting with $210.99/Year Pricing Starting with $274.99/Year
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is EV Code Signing?

Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificate resides at the top of the digital certificate hierarchy due to its enormous security functionalities. Organizations active for a minimum of three years can only obtain it by undergoing a strict validation process. In addition, Certificate Authorities perform a rigorous verification of all documents before issuing the Sectigo Extended Validation Code Signing Certificate.

EV Code Signing Certificate is a synonym for the highest level of source code protection to sign exe, drivers and kernel files to removes unknown publisher warning and get instant MS SmartScreen reputation.

What Is Sectigo Extended Validation Code Signing?

Sectigo EV (Extended Validation) Code Signing comes equipped with all the benefits of Standard OV Code Signing Certificate that helps assert software developer/publisher identity while assuring software or application integrity.

Furthermore, It offers a rigorous vetting process. It comes with an external private key storage that works as two-factor authentication for signing software, making it instantly trustworthy in the eyes of Microsoft's SmartScreen Application Reputation filter that helps bolster user trust and confidence.

How Do I Use the Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate?

Once your Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate is issued, you'll receive a Private Key in the physical form separately stored in the HSM (Hardware Security Modules) device. It secures Private Key and gives complete control over who can use Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate to sign software/application and avoid unauthorized usage.

Henceforth, whenever you want to sign software/application, you'll require that separately stored Private Key. Once you plug it into your system, you'll be able to sign your code, application, or software like you can do using Standard Code Signing Certificate.

What is EV Code Signing Validation Process?

Before issuing the EV Code Signing Certificate from Sectigo, the Certificate Authority assesses the organization’s authenticity. To complete the Extended Validation procedure, a company will require the following documents:

  • Government Approved ID/CA-registered Third-Party Report (Govt. Registration, Dun & Bradstreet Report, Operational License, Legal Opinion Letter)
  • Full Address Proof Document (DBA Statement, Government Approved Report)
  • A Telephone Number

If you submit a Dun & Bradstreet Report, it will contain all your information. Hence, you don't have to submit any additional documents then.

Furthermore, once you submit all the mentioned documents, CA will cross-verify them with government databases. And at the final step, a CA representative will contact you on the provided telephone number to confirm the order details. After 100% satisfaction, Certificate Authority will issue you an EV Code Signing Certificate. Although, if CA founds any error or discrepancy, you must start from the beginning. Therefore, you should always double-check the documents before submission.

Is my existing code sign cert impacted with the new CA/B changes?

No, You can continue using your active code signing certificate till its expired. Once you reissue, HSM or token is required for the new order.

What Is the Difference Between EV & OV Code Signing?

Both Standard and an EV Code Signing Certificate do the same work of signing your software/application and providing assurance to users that signed software is coming from the trusted source and hasn't been tampered with since its signing. However, EV Code Signing Certificate covers some other extra steps that aren't present in OV Code Signing Certificate.

For example, by using Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate, you'll be able to display the Company name, address, and type in the certificate. Likewise, it helps to get instant recognition from Microsoft's SmartScreen reputation, which is famous for being sensitive and throwing warning messages.

Furthermore, it helps bolster the trust and confidence of your software users, as they won't witness any warning message or difficulty at the time of downloading or installing your software. Read More

How Do I Renew My Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate?

Like OV Code Signing Certificate, you'll require to Renew Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate from us. And you'll need to follow the same steps you followed during your initial purchase of an EV Code Signing Certificate.

However, suppose you renew your Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate before its expiration. For instance, if you renew one month earlier, you may be allowed to skip one or two steps of the validation process. But, renewing an EV Code Signing Certificate usually means repurchasing it because your initially purchased Code Signing Certificate is expired, and its validity period is over.

What is Hardware Token Device or HSM?

Hardware Token Device or HSM is a physical crypto processor in the form of a USB, that stores the private key associated with a Code Signing Certificate. It's a password-protected device, which you need to plug into the system for using an OV and EV certificate to sign an executable file. Read More

How to use YubiKey to Store Code Signing Certificate?

YubiKey FIPS Series is the most reliable option to securely store your private key in a Hardware Token for enhanced protection of cryptographic keys. If you already have a code signing certificate from a trusted and reputed CA, find the right way to store your code signing certificate in YubiKey. Read More

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