Formidable CA Code Signing Certificates enable you to include information about yourself and your code through the use of digital signatures. End-users who download HTML content, Code Signed Active X controls, dynamic link libraries or .cab files from your site can be confident that code really comes from you, the programmer, and that it’s not been altered or corrupted since it was created and signed.


In this highly competitive online marketplace, the uptake of the software you market often requires you to extend its availability beyond the controlled confines of your own website and distribute it through multiple and varied locations such as third party download sites, resellers, mirrors, affiliates and more.


So, how do you:

  • Maintain control over the integrity of your code?
  • Reassure customers they aren't downloading a counterfeit or hacked version of your product?

With a Formidable CA Code Signing Certificate you:

  • Confirm to end-users the authenticity and provenance of your software regardless of where it’s been downloaded from.
  • Verify to them that the software has not been altered or corrupted after being signed by you.
  • Can sign many multiple types of files including .exe, .cab, VBA, Java, .ocx and .dll.
  • Create a trusted sales outlet and online presence for your software.
  • Are able to mitigate error messages and security warnings on download.

Formidable CA Code Signing Certificates are easy to use in conjunction with the vendor software tools that developers use to create products, macros and objects.


Most browsers won’t accept action commands from downloaded code unless it’s signed by a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority such as Formidable CA. By digitally signing your code with a Formidable CA Code Signing Certificate you therefore protect your brand and reassure end-users that, wherever they may be, the software they’re downloading is genuine.


Inherently trusted by all major operating systems, users benefit from this software accountability because they know who published the software and that the code hasn't been tampered with. If any software performs unacceptably or maliciously on a computer, the user can take recourse against the publisher and it’s this accountability and recourse that serve as strong deterrents to the distribution of harmful code.


Developers and web masters benefit from these Certificates because they build trust in their brand and make it more difficult to falsify their products. Users know they can trust them and confidently download software signed by them.


With Code Signing Certificates, developers can create exciting web pages using signed ActiveX controls or other signed executables. Users therefore make educated decisions about the software they want to download, safe in the knowledge they know who published it and that it hasn't been tampered with.

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