What type of files can be signed with a Code Signing certificate?

May 25, 2018 in Windows and Code Signing

Please remember that you must use Internet Explorer (IE) when signing a file.

The following types of files can be signed using Authenticode and a Code Signing certificate.

  • *.exe
  • *.cab
  • *.ocx
  • *.dll

The Code Signing Certificate is currently for use with Authenticode only

Update March 2007:
.jar files can also now be signed (again only with Authenticode), however you will need the latest version of java installed so that you have the required roots to allow the certificate to be trusted.

See this article for the minimum required java version which included our root certificates: