After I purchase a Code Signing Certificate, what do I need to do?
After you purchase a Code Signing Certificate, you need to provide a certificate signing request (CSR) from the computer that is signing the code. Depending on the use of the certificate, you can create the CSR automatically, or you can use a tool like OpenSSL to generate the CSR.
After you submit your request, we verify the company information you supplied. The Registration Authority (RA) might contact you to provide additional information, if required. You can monitor the validation process through your account.
Once the Code Signing Certificate is issued, we'll send you an email with a link to download and install the certificate file and any associated intermediate certificates.
You can even time-stamp your signature block using Authenticode to show the validity of your certificate at the time the code was signed.
For more information, see Requesting a Code Signing Certificate.