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Code Signing Certificates

Code Signing certificates can be used to digitally sign a program (an executable or a script) to guarantee the identity of the author of the software, and to ensure that the software has not been changed after it was signed.

Who can request a Code Signing Certificate

Any CERN user can request a Code Signing Certificate.

How to Request a Code Signing Certificate

To request a Code Signing Certificate, you must

Specific instructions for code signing

The software signing process varies according to the technology used.

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Created: 3/10/2020
Last reviewed: 5/2/2022