The certificate is typically part of a chain of such certificates, ultimately referenced to a well-known CA such as VeriSign. Older downloads from our website, signed with the same Authenticode certificate do not trigger the warning. Signing Code with Microsoft Authenticode Technology. Sign up using Email and Password. I’ve found a MSDN blog article back from that seems to talk about something similar as I discover, but I still cannot see whether this really applies. Therefore they are traceable, making it unlikely that a digitally signed file would be deliberately malicious. What looks a bit strange to me is that the root certificate “thawte” still uses SHA

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A more active approach must be taken to make the Internet a reliable medium for distributing software. However, the person or organization that signed the software had to prove who they were to the authority that issued the certificate. This hash value is included authentiode a catalog file. Being on the “Fast Ring” of Windows 10, I got a strange behaviour on my own setup executables: By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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Choose the type you’d like to provide: A authenticde certificate and a root private key are provided for testing purposes only.

For more information about this process, see Embedded Signatures in a Driver File.


Authenticode Digital Signatures

Our new feedback system is built on GitHub Issues. Windows 10 ignores Authenticode on my setups files Ask Question. Browsers typically exhibit a warning message explaining the possible dangers of downloading data, but do nothing to actually see whether the code is what it claims to be.

Authenticode uses cryptographic techniques to verify publisher identity and code integrity. Therefore they are traceable, making it unlikely that a digitally signed file would be deliberately malicious.

This seems to go into the right direction. Authenticode is a technology developed by Microsoft to allow computers to verify the origin of programs, documents and other computer files.

All About Authenticode

It combines digital signatures with an infrastructure of trusted entities, including certificate authorities CAsto assure users that a driver originates from the stated publisher. Skip to main content This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. The catalog file is then signed with an embedded signature. This is strange to me since my signing procedure worked successfully until recently.

winvows Recently Windows 10 does not recognize my valid signatures. Product feedback Sign in to give documentation feedback. I’ll no purchase a code signing cert from DigiCert since I believe that the certificate chain also has influence on how the SmartScreen filter sees my application.

Windows 10 ignores Authenticode on my setups files – Stack Overflow

Thanks, GSerg that looks promising. In that case, you have to use your own judgement as to whether the software you downloaded is genuine, as well as whether the developer is trustworthy. Signing with Windows 10 Fast Ring is buggy. This download has not been digitally signed. A certificate is a set of data that identifies the software publisher. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.


I’ve signed on Windows Server R2 with the same behaviour. It also allows you to detect if a program has been tampered with – for example, infected by a virus. Using Authenticode, the software publisher signs the driver or driver packagetagging it with a digital certificate that verifies the identity of the publisher and also provides the recipient of authenticods code with the ability to verify the integrity of the code.

In the meantime I’ve also received my Authenticode certificate from DigiCert. If you plan to sign for Windows Vista, please note that there was a problem with SHA signed files. For Windows Vista bit and Windows 7 the signing process has changed.

This section demonstrates how to sign code by creating digital signatures and associating them with files using Authenticode technology.