Code Signing Certificates
Protect Content, Code and Software with Digital Signature
Code Signing Certificates allow a software developer – either an organization or an individual – to ensure the integrity of their code while also providing assurance to users about the developer's identity. The virtual signature that is applied to the code via Code Signing establishes trust with the people downloading the script or executable by allowing them to verify that it comes from a trusted source and that it comes as the developer intended it.
How Does It Work?
When a Code Signing Certificate is issued, a pair of keys – one public and one private – is issued by the Certificate Authority. The private key remains with the software developer while the public key is made available (as the name suggests) so that it can validate each unique signature. This allows users to verify that the code comes from a trusted source and that it has not been tampered with.