After verifying your code or driver signing certificate request, we issue your certificate. You can then download your certificate, install it in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), and create a
PFX file. You'll then use this PFX file to sign your code with Microsoft SignTool (code signing) or Visual Studio (driver signing).
To create the
PFX file, you must use the same machine you used to generate your CSR.
ZIPfile and move the file that ends in
SHA2.spcto an accessible location.
For Windows Vista drivers, use the file ending in
For Windows 7 drivers, your users must install this patch to use your driver signed with SHA-2.
SPCfile — to find it, you'll need to change the file type to PKCS #7 Certificates (*.spc, *.p7b).
To create a
PFX file (which you'll use with SignTool or Visual Studio), you need to combine your certificate file and your private key in MMC.
PFX file is now stored locally on your computer.
The next step you use depends on which type of certificate you're using:
|Certificate type||Use these instructions...|
|Code signing||SignTool: Sign Windows code with a code signing certificate|
|Driver signing||Visual Studio: Sign Windows drivers with a driver signing certificate|