Self-signed by the EV code signing certificate RRS feed

  • Question

  • Kernel mode driver to work with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, does it can be self-signed by EV Code Signing Certificate(New)?
    Or will must be signed by Code Signed Certificate(Legacy)?
    Monday, April 11, 2016 9:52 AM

All replies

  • The key point here is that EV certificates use SHA2.  Windows 8 and 8.1 can handle SHA2 certificates.  Windows 7 can also handle them, if all of the current updates have been applied.  A Windows 7 box that has not had recent updates will not accept them.

    Tim Roberts, Driver MVP Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Monday, April 11, 2016 9:20 PM
  • Please let me check just in case.

    I will purchase EV Code Signing Certificate(New) only. I am not necessary to purchase Code Signing Certificate(Legacy)?

    Is there no problem in kernel driver signed in the following way?

    • Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (If all of the current updates have been applied.): self-signed by EV Code Signing Certificate (SHA-2).
    • Windows 10: signed by driver signing submission service of the Dashboard.
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:04 AM