After you've purchased a code or driver signing certificate, the first step is to request the certificate.
Code and driver signing certificates require you to create a certificate signing request (CSR) from your local computer — not the computer where you will host the file. Because of that, generating a CSR differs from processes for requesting a typical SSL. How you do it depends on what you're securing:
|Type of Code
|Java Code Signing: Generate a CSR
(EXE, DLL, etc.)
|Windows: Generate CSR for code or driver signing certificate
Be sure to request the certificate using the computer and the account (typically Administrator) you will use to sign the code. Requesting the certificate creates a private key on the computer that you must associate with the code signing certificate when you install it.