But since you could create a certificate that claimed you were anyone – even Microsoft Corporation – such a certificate would not be trusted by the Windows operating system or web browsers. If this field is blank then the signature was not time stamped, and the user will receive warnings once the digital signature expires. Some developer tools may have built in support for code signing. Microsoft has two versions of these tools. Is it right or wrong? Hi Mike, Thanks for your Articles.

Uploader: Dibar
Date Added: 15 October 2010
File Size: 22.4 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 50510
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Rightly or not, Microsoft has adopted Authenticode as the way to tell trustworthy code from potential malware. Step-by-step instructions to create and install a Certificate Authority certificate and a signing certificate as well as a BAT file to sign a program. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

security – How do I create a self-signed certificate for code signing on Windows? – Stack Overflow

InI migrated the VB. Digital signatures are created using a public key signature algorithm.

Because there’s no point in having a CA certificate if you don’t trust it, you’ll need to import it into the Windows certificate store. Thanks for your help. Ensure that the Valid From.


One point that is often overlooked is that if the details supplied to the certification authority change during the life of the certificate, you have a responsibility which you agreed to when purchasing the certificate to inform the signtook authority of those details. Sign up using Email and Password. Digitally signing a file essentially involves two steps. But will it show also the same message on an other PC?

Code Signing for Developers – An Authenticode How-To

Make sure you have the ” characters in the correct place. Meaning of parameters passed with makecert. Do this step only on the development PC. This email was received by us on 22 November from a potential customer for a product on this site: Click on the Digital Signatures tab. I am running Windows XP. I think you did not make the point clear enough that this is purely for internal use ONLY!

Please let me know how to intract with my Application setup and deployment. Dan Kegel 4 7.

In a Microsoft Active Directory environment, you can enroll your Certificate Authority certificate so that it will be distributed to all of your Windows computers. Hope someone finds some use for this.


AdamPhelps, Windows won’t “learn” to trust your certificate. mmakecert

Code Signing for Developers – An Authenticode How-To

This message tells you that it worked properly. Hi, Sorry, it works. Mike Meinz Oct 2: If so, that indicates that the command line for signtool. Yes, you have a certificate then and can create as many as you like.

How To Be Your Own Certificate Authority and Create Your Own Certificate to Sign Code Files

Not a real GUI but a front-end but it works for what I’m using it for. I am developing Windows Application.

Create Certificate Authority Certificate The following should be all on one line: If your unsigned software requires elevation to administrative privileges – which includes, but is not limited to, installers – a user will see additional warning messages such as the one shown on the right.

Your users need to install the CA certificate in the Root store. Your latest error message looks like you are missing the opening parenthesis in this line from the BAT file.