Upon successful validation of the EV process, the Certificate Authority will mail your EV Code Signing certificate and key to the address used during the enrollment process. Yes, the EV Code Signing certificate is physically mailed to you using a mail carrier such as FedEx or UPS. This is because of the security requirements that dictate all EV Code Signing private keys be kept off the device to ensure maximum security.
What’s in the Package?
Installing Safenet Authentication Client
For this part of the process, it is best to refer to the letter received by the Certificate Authority which will include a URL to access and install the required software: Safenet Authentication Client.
Download and open the appropriate installer for the machine that you wish to use during the signing process.
Follow the installation process and once complete, please perform a reboot to ensure that the SafeNet Authentication client has been successfully installed. After successfully installing the Safenet Authentication Client software, follow the steps below to use your EV Code Signing.
Insert your token
At this point, your SafeNet Authentication Client should detect the Smart Card / USB Token and populate your token details into the application.
Changing the Password
While it is not required, it is recommended that you choose to “Change Token Password,” which will open the interface to change the password for the token. Using the password received from the Certificate Authority in email format, input the existing password and input a new unique password that meets the security requirements of SafeNET.
Collecting the Certificates
To proceed with the collection of the certificate to sign your application, click the “Gear” icon which will change the interface so that it appears similar to the one below.
Once clicked the interface will show a sidebar with any available tokens and drop-downs. Proceed to click into the drop-downs until you reach your company’s specific certificate as seen in the example below.
At this point you’re ready to begin signing your application with your Extended Validation Code Signing certificate!