Through the years I’m afraid to say I had contact to a only a handful of sysadmins who were worth their salt. Hi I’m trying to replicate a php function that I need: If it is not time stamped, then when users try to run your software after the certificate you signed it with has expired, they will receive a warning message about it. In addition to the publisher’s public key, a digital certificate – of which a code signing certificate is just one specific type – contains information about the publisher such as the name, address, contact email address, certificate expiry date and the name and digital signature of the certification authority that issued it. Certificates to DB and Back.

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Did you carefully read the Introduction section of my tip article? Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Thanks to all of those that posted information that allowed me to learn how to mzkecert this and subsequently publish this step-by-step procedure of all of the steps that I followed.

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.

Steps to sign a file using Signtool.exe

When you use a service like GoDaddy and Comodo to obtain a certificate, they too include their CA cert along with the certificate you just purchased. Obviously make the index match the certificate you want to use I’m not running it If you don’t sign your setup. Are you sure you didn’t recompile the program and then forget to sign the EXE after the recompile?


At the end of this process you should have a PFX file. Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud: REM Demo of signing a printer driver with a self-signed test certificate. We’re using maakecert SHA algorithm.

I changed my signTool. The Certificate Authority certificate must be installed on all of the PCs that will run your application. Many system administrators will not want to do this. The goal of my try is to signtook have again to buy a certificate but to try to make one my self.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Select the certificate and install the signhool. If you do not want to buy a signing certificate, then you must create your own Certificate Authority certificate and a signing certificate derived from it.

If that isn’t the case, just change the paths accordingly, and put quotes round the paths if they contain spaces. It even creates a false sense of security. Hi Mike, Sorry signtiol my last Message.

Step-by-step instructions to create and install a Certificate Authority signtolo and a signing certificate as well as a BAT file to sign a program. Your mileage may vary.


Steps to sign a file using – Windows SDK Support Team Blog

So the editor still stay “Unknow”. Take a look at this web site. If this happens, wait a minute and try again. I run your signcode. EXE was successfully signed.

Code Signing for Developers – An Authenticode How-To

If you purchase a Comodo code signing certificate from Tech-Pro. When I run a Comodo signed exe file on a PC it directly shows that this exe file secure and signed. Are you running a sifntool of Internet Explorer less than version 7? It ‘ s eigntool convenient for companies like Microsoft, maker of the OS, to include their own CA right into the box so that it’ s already present on the system when you obtain any of their software.

This is my try to give back to community that has given so much to me over this years. Yes, you have a certificate then and can create as many as you like.