Download and Install Standard Code Signing Certificate


The following article will walk you through downloading and installing your Code Signing Certificate. At the completion of this procedure your Certificate will be ready to place signatures on drivers, executables, and other files. 

Note: If you've already downloaded your Certificate, please refer to the instructions listed below:

  1. Code Signing for Windows 7 and 8
  2. Code Signing In Java

*IMPORTANT: We highly recommend you use Fortify to install your Certificate (provided that you selected the Enrollment with Fortify option during the ordering process, if not, you need to cancel and reorder). Or, you can use IE Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Edge for installation (as IE has been retired). 

FOR STANDARD CODE SIGNING, if you don't have a Safenet etoken 5110 CC (940) or a similar token supporting 4096 keysize yet, you must not order with Fortify option. Your best option is using IE Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Edge for installation


  1. *GlobalSign does not provide USB Tokens for standard Code Signing Certificate storage. Per the GlobalSign Subscriber Agreement, you are obligated to use one of the following for storing the Code Signing private key material offline:
    • A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that generates and secures a key pair that can document the Subcriber's private key protection through a TPM key attestation. 
    • A hardware crypto module with a unit design form factor certified as conforming to at least FIPS 140 Level 2, Common Criteria EAL 4+, or equivalent. 
    • Another type of hardware storage token with a unit design form factor of SD Card or USB token (not necessarily certified as conformant with FIPS 140 Level 2 or Common Criteria EAL 4+). 
  2. For Certificate pickup, you must have access to a Windows PC and Microsoft Edge. Once the Certificate is installed and stored on the removable device, you may sign from other platforms such as OS X. 
  3. IMPORTANT: Standard Code Signing Certificate is now issued of R45 Intermediate Certificate and you may need to include the R3-R45 Cross Certificate.

Download & Install

  1. Once your order has been approved, vetted, open the Certificate Download Ready email, and launch the pickup link using Microsoft Edge (with IE Compatibility Mode enabled).
  2. Enter the Temporary Pickup Password that was set at the time of ordering as shown below. Click Next to continue. 

  3. Click Yes when prompted to allow digital certificate operations. 
  4. Check the box to agree to the subscriber agreement and then click Next

  5. Click the Install My Certificate button. The Certificate will now be installed into the Microsoft Certificate Store. 

  6. Again, click Yes to allow digital certificate operations. 

  7. Finally, click OK when you get the Install Success message. 


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