Buy Comodo Authenticode Code Signing Certificate
|Comodo Code Signing Certificate (1 year)||$ 179|
|Comodo Code Signing Certificate (2 years)||$ 340|
|Comodo Code Signing Certificate (3 years)||$ 500|
- Prices are quoted in US Dollars and exclude any applicable sales taxes
- Product will be purchased directly from Comodo.
How to buy - step by step
Buying an Authenticode Code Signing Certificate is not like buying software online. If you have not purchased a code signing certificate before, then follow the step by step guide given below to ensure a smooth transaction.
Comodo's order server supports most major browsers. However, the exact ordering procedure will vary depending on the browser and operating system you are using. Therefore do not be concerned if the steps below do not occur exactly as described.
If you are using Internet Explorer 6 under Windows XP you will be able to save your private key to a .pvk file, and download your code signing certificate to an .spc file. This is most convenient. If you use Internet Explorer 7 under Windows Vista your code signing certificate and private key will be held in the Windows certificate store and will have to be exported to a file before you can use it.
Ordering your Code Signing Certificate
- Click one of the Buy Now buttons above, according to whether you want a one, two or three year certificate.
- If you have purchased an Authenticode Code Signing Certificate through Tech-Pro.net before, log in using the user name and password previously created. This will save time by using previously stored information.
- If you receive a security warning then follow the instructions shown on-screen and start again. For example, in IE7 you will need to add https://secure.comodo.net to the Trusted sites list.
- If you wish, enter a contact email address (such as your technical support email address) to appear in your certificate as information to users of your programs. This is not mandatory.
- For CSP, use the default Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Service Provider v1.0.
- If the option Key Filename appears, select In the file:. The default filename C:\mykey.pvk will appear. You may change this to another folder to which your browser has write access if you wish. Your private key will be written to this file.
- The default Key Size is 2048.
- Ensure that Exportable? is checked.
- Leave User Protected unchecked.
- Click Next.
- You may see a message that says "This Web site is requesting a new certificate on your behalf. Do you want to request a certificate now?" click Yes.
- If you see a message "Potential Scripting Violation. Saving a file into your local file system could potentially violate scripting safety. Do you want to create a private key?" click Yes.
- The Create Private Key Password dialog will appear. If you wish to use a password to protect your private key, enter it now and click OK. If you don't want to use a password, leave the fields blank and click None.
- If you specified a file for the private key, check that the file has been created.
- The order page will change to Step 2.
- Enter in your company details and contact details, and enter a username and password to create a management account. If you logged in using the username and password previously created, these details will already be filled in. You must provide a valid email address (not a free email address) and a phone number on which Comodo can contact you.
- Read the Terms and Conditions, then click Agree and Proceed to Payment.
- Pay for the certificate and proceed to Order Confirmation.
Now you must wait to be contacted by Comodo. You will be asked to provide documentary evidence to verify the details entered in Step 2. If your business is a company, you will typically be expected to provide a copy of your company Certificate of Incorporation. If you are applying for a certificate under an unregistered trading name you will be asked to provide an official document that shows you own the trading name such as tax office documents in that name. If you are applying as an individual you will be asked to provide documents such as utility bills that prove you live at the address stated.
You must also have a land line phone number associated with the business or application. Comodo will call you on that number as part of the verification process. So they are also likely to ask for a copy of a phone bill showing the company or business name. If you work from home and the telephone account is not in the business name then they will accept a bill in your personal name, but they will then require a document that shows you are a director or proprietor of the business. You should also make sure that anyone who answers that home number knows what to do if they receive a call from Comodo.
If you are an independent developer working from home selling software under a business name then it can sometimes be difficult to find adequate documentation to prove that you are entitled to hold a certificate in that name. If you are unsure, our advice is to start the application process. Comodo's staff are helpful and it is in their interest that you complete the process. Further information about the documentation required for verification can be found here.
Comodo guarantees to issue certificates within two working days of all required documentation being received and approved.
Collecting your Code Signing Certificate
Once the verification procedure has been completed you will receive an email from Comodo telling you that your code signing certificate is ready to be collected.
- Using the same web browser you used to order the certificate, click on the link provided in the email.
- Enter the PIN code given in the email.
- Depending on the web browser / operating system you used, you may be able to download the code signing certificate to a file. The default download path is C:\. Change this to another folder to which your browser has write access if you wish. You should now have both a private key (.pvk) file, received during the ordering stage, and a software publishing certificate (.spc) file. If you do not get an option to download the certificate to a file then it will have been stored in the Internet Explorer certificate store, and you will need to export it to a file in order to use it.