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Signing Microsoft Authenticodes

This is the procedure you use to sign files using Microsoft Authenticode (.exe or .msi files, for example) with an Entrust EV Code-signing certificate.
Before you begin this procedure you must have:
  • an Entrust EV Code Signing certificate (installed on a token)
  • correctly installed and configured the SafeNet Authentication Client version 10.7, to manage the token

Note: See the Entrust Code Signing and EV Code Signing Certificate Download and Installation Guide for specific information about configuring the SafeNet client. Code Signing Certificate Installation Guide
To sign a file with an EV Code Signing certificate:

Note: The following procedure uses SignTool to sign the file.

  1. Connect the token with your EV Code signing certificate to the USB port of your computer.
  2. Open a command line window and change directory to the location of SignTool on your machine. By default this is: <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\<version>\bin\x86
  3. Run the following command to sign your file:

signtool sign /fd SHA256 /td SHA256 /a /tr "<timestamp address>" "<drive:\yourfilename.<extension>"


signtool sign /fd SHA256 /td SHA256 /a /tr "" "C:\test.msi"
  1. Enter the password for the keystore when prompted, and click OK. Use the password that you created for the token.
SignTool returns a message similar to the following:

Done adding additional store Successfully signed: C:\test.msi
  1. You can verify that the file has been signed correctly by running the command below:

    SignTool verify /pa /v <filename>

The output should contain specific information about the certificate chain and the timestamp, as well as a success message for verifying the certificate.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Entrust Certificate Services Support department for further assistance: 

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Switzerland00 - 800-3687-7863
Taiwan00 - 800-3687-7863
United Kingdom00 - 800-3687-7863
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