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Visual Studio: Sign Windows drivers with a driver signing certificate

Note: Starting June 1, 2021, GoDaddy will no longer issue or renew Code Signing or Driver Signing Certificates. If you already own a Code Signing or Driver Signing Certificate, you will be unable to rekey it after June 1, 2021. All certificates issued before June 1, 2021 will remain valid until they expire.

After installing your certificate and creating a PFX file, you need to sign your Windows driver with your certificate. The easiest way to do this is with Visual Studio, though there are other options.

  1. Launch Visual Studio.
  2. In the Solutions Browser, right-click your SLN or VCXPROJ file, and then select Properties.
  3. In the menu on the left, click Driver Signing and then click General.
  4. Complete the following fields, and then click OK:
    Field What to do...
    Sign Mode Select Production Sign.
    Production Certificate Select your PFX file.
    TimeStampServer Type http://tsa.starfieldtech.com

Now when you build your driver, it will be signed using your driver signing certificate.

Next step

  • Start distributing your newly signed file to your users.