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  • Hi ,

    Thank you for posting on this forum.

    Here is a detailed documentation for your reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537361(v=vs.85).aspx 

    And this one: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732597(v=ws.10).aspx 

    Them told that what and how.

    Here, I want to retell it in short words: The code is mine, a very very unknown person, do you believe my code is safe? I think you don't believe me. Actually, my code is really safe. Let's take Comodo for example, so I buy a certificate from Comodo to sign my code. Now, people see this code is signed by Comodo's certificate, Comodo says it is safe, that we trust Comodo. This is why you cannot do it by yourself. We trust public organizations but personal thing.

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Friday, August 17, 2012 8:54 AM
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  • Technically you can create self-signed code signing certificates but only your computer will recognize them. The root certificate that Comodo signs from is distributed with Windows (and a lot of other platforms), so certificates issued by "real" CAs are automatically recognized. That's because the CAs follow a fairly strict set of guidelines to verify any publisher's identity, and back up their verification with real warranties.

    If you're looking for a cheaper way to get Comodo certs, check here : http://codesigning.ksoftware.net


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    Saturday, August 18, 2012 7:13 PM

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  • Hi ,

    Thank you for posting on this forum.

    Here is a detailed documentation for your reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537361(v=vs.85).aspx 

    And this one: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732597(v=ws.10).aspx 

    Them told that what and how.

    Here, I want to retell it in short words: The code is mine, a very very unknown person, do you believe my code is safe? I think you don't believe me. Actually, my code is really safe. Let's take Comodo for example, so I buy a certificate from Comodo to sign my code. Now, people see this code is signed by Comodo's certificate, Comodo says it is safe, that we trust Comodo. This is why you cannot do it by yourself. We trust public organizations but personal thing.

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Best regards,


    Mike Feng
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Friday, August 17, 2012 8:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Technically you can create self-signed code signing certificates but only your computer will recognize them. The root certificate that Comodo signs from is distributed with Windows (and a lot of other platforms), so certificates issued by "real" CAs are automatically recognized. That's because the CAs follow a fairly strict set of guidelines to verify any publisher's identity, and back up their verification with real warranties.

    If you're looking for a cheaper way to get Comodo certs, check here : http://codesigning.ksoftware.net


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    Saturday, August 18, 2012 7:13 PM