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Do I need to purchase a certificate for driver signing? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am developing a CDC (virtual COM port) driver, and my understanding is that the driver must be signed for 64-bit Windows installations, and to prevent unsigned driver warnings in 32-bit Windows installations.  Do we need to purchase a certificate to do this, or is/are there a public certificate(s) available?
    • Edited by pcpro1789 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:41 PM expounded question
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:40 PM

Answers

  • You need to purchase a certificate.  The reason is that the cert identifies who produced or distributed the driver, that is part of the protection.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    • Marked as answer by pcpro1789 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:16 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:15 PM

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  • You need to purchase a certificate.  The reason is that the cert identifies who produced or distributed the driver, that is part of the protection.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    • Marked as answer by pcpro1789 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:16 PM
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:15 PM
  • Thanks!
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:16 PM