Code Signing Certificates: Packaged software is highly sought-after on sales platforms due to its reliability and brand, but it can become difficult to provide when code or scripts are transmitted over the internet. Typically web browsers displays warning messages illuminating the possible risks of downloading data, but there is no indication whether the code or scripts are legitimate.
Code Signing Certificate depend on a digital signature technology, which is issued by an internationally trusted third party called Certificate Authority (CA). A Code Signing Certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) will identify the software and publisher. For example, VeriSign / Symantec SSL and Thawte SSL utilize digital IDs for application designers. When a programmer applies for a digital ID, it is necessary to provide confirmation of identification. A public/private key couple is produced when the certificate is issued. The key continues to be on the requester’s computer and is never sent to the CA and should not be shared with anyone. The community key is presented to the CA with the certificate.