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Code Signing Solutions

Authenticate a software publisher’s identity and verify the unaltered integrity of software and other code with our code signing solutions.

1

Select the certificate licenses you need and the length of your subscription

Use the below comparison matrix and our domain calculator to find out how many licences you need for each certificate type.

2

Checkout and create an ECS account

The Entrust Certificate Services (ECS) account is an online portal to manage all your digital certificates and services, including Code SIgning certificates.

3

Issue, reissue and renew your certificates at your convenience

For the entire duration of your subscription, you can issue and manage your certificates without any restriction.

OV Code Signing Certificates
Organization validation type
Extended (EV)
Information displayed on signatures
Organization's legal name
Organization's location
Impact on Microsoft SmartScreen Filter’s reputation
Positive
Secure storage for the signing key
Required
Can be used for Windows kernel mode signing
No
Signing environments supported
Authenticode
Java
Adobe Air
Microsoft Office
Microsoft VBA
Mozilla Objects
Number of code signatures
Unlimited
Reissues
Unlimited
Access to Entrust’s public timestamping service
Included
Certificate Validity period
1-3 years
Pricing
$299.00
Per Year
EV Code Signing Certificates
Organization validation type
Extended (EV)
Information displayed on signatures

Organization's legal name
Organization's location
Organization's type
Organization's jurisdiction

Impact on Microsoft SmartScreen Filter’s reputation
Excellent
Secure storage for the signing key
Required
Can be used for Windows kernel mode signing
Yes
Signing environments supported
Authenticode
Java
Adobe Air
Microsoft Office
Microsoft VBA
Mozilla Objects
Number of code signatures
Unlimited
Reissues
Unlimited
Access to Entrust’s public timestamping service
Included
Certificate Validity period
1-3 years
Pricing
$399.00
Per Year
OV/EV Code Signing as a Service
Organization validation type
Extended (EV)
Information displayed on signatures
Based on certificate type(s):
OV: Organization's legal name
Organization's location

EV: Organization's legal name
Organization's location
Organization's type
Organization's jurisdiction
Impact on Microsoft SmartScreen Filter’s reputation
Based on certificate type(s):
OV: Positive
EV: Excellent
Secure storage for the signing key
Included in the service
Can be used for Windows kernel mode signing
Based on certificate type(s):
OV: No
EV: Yes
Signing environments supported
Authenticode, Microsoft Office and Microsoft VBA
(via PKCS#11 interface using 3rd party open source software, not Signtool.exe)

Java
Number of code signatures
From 1,000/year
Reissues
Unlimited
Access to Entrust’s public timestamping service
Included
Certificate Validity period
1-3 years
Pricing
$599.00
Per Year
OV Code Signing Certificates EV Code Signing Certificates OV/EV Code Signing as a Service
Features
Organization validation type Extended (EV) Extended (EV) Extended (EV)
Information displayed on signatures Organization's legal name
Organization's location

Organization's legal name
Organization's location
Organization's type
Organization's jurisdiction

Based on certificate type(s):
OV: Organization's legal name
Organization's location

EV: Organization's legal name
Organization's location
Organization's type
Organization's jurisdiction
Impact on Microsoft SmartScreen Filter’s reputation Positive Excellent Based on certificate type(s):
OV: Positive
EV: Excellent
Secure storage for the signing key Required Required Included in the service
Can be used for Windows kernel mode signing No Yes Based on certificate type(s):
OV: No
EV: Yes
Signing environments supported Authenticode
Java
Adobe Air
Microsoft Office
Microsoft VBA
Mozilla Objects
Authenticode
Java
Adobe Air
Microsoft Office
Microsoft VBA
Mozilla Objects
Authenticode, Microsoft Office and Microsoft VBA
(via PKCS#11 interface using 3rd party open source software, not Signtool.exe)

Java
Number of code signatures Unlimited Unlimited From 1,000/year
Reissues Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Access to Entrust’s public timestamping service Included Included Included
Certificate Validity period 1-3 years 1-3 years 1-3 years
Pricing
$299.00
Per Year
$399.00
Per Year
$599.00
Per Year

With our subscription-based service, you can buy multiple certificate licences in one go.

Each time you generate a new certificate in your account, the relevant number of certificate licences are picked from your pool of licences. Revoked and expired certificates free up the licences for re-use.