DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate

Download, click, done. EV certifications give you the highest level of authentication and better downloads for your users.

Note: In March 2024, Microsoft changed the way MS SmartScreen interacts with EV Code Signing certificates. EV Code Signing certificates remain the highest trust certificates available, but they no longer instantly remove SmartScreen warnings.
Product Summary

Publisher Identity Vetting

Displays Verified Publisher Name

Individual Developer Eligibility

Removes Unknown Publisher Warnings
There’s no better place to start than by offering the highest level of security with your software. With billions of downloads every year and thousands of options to choose from, you want every advantage you can get to offer the best experience possible to your end-users. Warning messages can cause loss of trust and revenue, which is why it’s wise to do everything possible to avoid having them attached to your organization’s name.

The DigiCert Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificate is the ultimate tool of trust. With the use of two-factor authentication and an encrypted digital signature, this EV code signing cert helps you avoid warning messages, tamper-proof your software and offer secure downloads for your users.

First impressions matter. Users are more likely to download and install software that feels safe and secure. An Unknown Publisher warning can be a dealbreaker, causing users to abandon your download. EV code signing helps you make a great first impression when it eliminates those Unknown Publisher warnings.

The EV Difference

A more rigorous vetting process that shows commitment and offers peace of mind to end-users.

After digitally signing your software, Microsoft Windows shows users that you’re a legitimate developer, and your program is safe to use with your verified publisher name.

Maintain complete control over who is authorized to sign code with the option to install the DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate on Hardware Security Modules.

Platforms Supported

The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate offers wide platform compatibility as it’s supported by most major platforms. This includes:

  • Microsoft Authenticode
  • Java files and applets
  • Apple applications
  • Adobe AIR files
  • And more
Features & Benefits
Establish trust, brand integrity and improve download rates with your commitment to security and reduction of warning messages.
Meet contractual agreements or be prepared to do so with a premiere and highly trusted EV code signing certificate.
Comes with an optional timestamp that will allow for your DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate signature to be visible even after it has expired.
EV vs OV

The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate offers several unique features that can be very valuable for software publishers. However, if this is outside of your budget, you may want to consider our standard (OV) DigiCert Code Signing Certificate.

EV Code Signing Certificates are very popular for two reasons:

  • EV certificates are necessary where the highest assurance level is required by Microsoft Windows or other platforms
  • EV certificates go beyond simply verifying your publisher’s existence. This vetting process is a commitment to your transparency and user safety

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SmartScreen is active on all modern Windows systems, as well as Internet Explorer and Edge browsers. MicroSoft SmartScreen can be very sensitive, often flagging software packages that are new and haven’t been downloaded many times. This is where an EV code signing certificate can be a huge value—ensuring that your new software releases aren’t blocked when your customers try to install them.

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DigiCert Brand




For over 15 years, DigiCert has provided the most innovative and comprehensive TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions. With 89% of the Fortune 500 highlighting their client base, they are the industry leader in cybersecurity. DigiCert hangs their hat on its knowledge in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices as well as their ability to support digital certificates at scale

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