Running a business can be quite expensive.
But isnt that ssl certificates? I cant see any code signing certificates there, or am I blind?
edit: just found it, and yes, it is less expensive. damn I just renewed mine wiith ksoftware like 2 hours ago.
the global sign certificate costed 450 Euro for 3 years and came with USB token.
As the token doesn't work for me in VMWare and using a token with MacBook is not convenient, I cancelled that. Seems like after a month global sign does the refund.
meanwhile I use the new certificate from ksoftware.
4 years for $268 USD (218 Euro) and without an USB token.
So Software is signed automatically in command line.
Yes, for Apple one gets the certificates for iOS, macOS, etc with the developer account.
On Windows I go with kSoftware.
I found these notes on my Windows PC where I codesign Windows software:
Go to http://codesigning.ksoftware.net and click Buy Now to get a new code signing certificate for Windows. Use same credentials as they show up in WHOIS of your mydomain.com. Follow the instructions in the subequently coming emails. 1) Once you have received the confirmation that the Code Signing Certificate is ready, then download the user.crt file with Chrome or Firefox browser. Copy the link from the email to the browser and follow the instructions. Tip: Use the original Firefox browser from which the process was started, because the private.key is generated and stored in it. 2) Now go to Firefox Preferences, Advances, Certificates, View Certificates, Your Certificates and then backup the certificate including the private key to the file mydomain.p12, use password <mypassword> 3) load the .p12 file with kSign (PFX File) 4) Add Folder with Windows executables 5) Enter the Certificate Password 6) Push Sign button