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Cheapast way to sign drivers

Bob_KroeterBob_Kroeter Member Posts: 65
I have read the archives, but now that we are entering 2010 I am interested in understanding the latest strategies. Have used VeriSign in the past though it is becoming cost prohibitive. Look forward to your comments and recommendations.

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  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 12,914
    xxxxx@gmail.com wrote:
    > I have read the archives, but now that we are entering 2010 I am interested in understanding the latest strategies. Have used VeriSign in the past though it is becoming cost prohibitive. Look forward to your comments and recommendations.
    >

    I use GlobalSign. I just renewed for $385 for 3 years, which is much
    more affordable than VeriSign.

    Note, however, that WHQL requires a VeriSign certificate in order to
    open a Winqual account, which is necessary to get the Windows Logo. It
    is possible to get the less expensive $99 VeriSign certificate for this
    purpose, so the combination of the two might end up being less expensive
    than a single VeriSign code-signing cert.

    --
    Tim Roberts, xxxxx@probo.com
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Tim Roberts wrote:
    > I use GlobalSign. I just renewed for $385 for 3 years, which is much
    > more affordable than VeriSign.
    >
    > Note, however, that WHQL requires a VeriSign certificate in order to
    > open a Winqual account, which is necessary to get the Windows Logo. It
    > is possible to get the less expensive $99 VeriSign certificate for this
    > purpose, so the combination of the two might end up being less expensive
    > than a single VeriSign code-signing cert.


    Did anyone lately get a $99/year VeriSign-Certificate and can tell us if
    this is usable for CodeSigning *and* WHQL submission?

    (The VeriSign/Microsoft discount offer page used to mention explicitly
    that the certificate issued via it is not suitable for CodeSigning, but
    last time I checked the disclaimer was gone.
    $99/year would be even better than GlobalSign.)
  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 12,914
    Hagen Patzke wrote:
    > Tim Roberts wrote:
    >
    >> I use GlobalSign. I just renewed for $385 for 3 years, which is much
    >> more affordable than VeriSign.
    >>
    >> Note, however, that WHQL requires a VeriSign certificate in order to
    >> open a Winqual account, which is necessary to get the Windows Logo. It
    >> is possible to get the less expensive $99 VeriSign certificate for this
    >> purpose, so the combination of the two might end up being less expensive
    >> than a single VeriSign code-signing cert.
    >>
    >
    > Did anyone lately get a $99/year VeriSign-Certificate and can tell us if
    > this is usable for CodeSigning *and* WHQL submission?
    >

    It is definitely NOT usable for CodeSigning. It IS usable for WHQL
    submissions. Every certificate includes a list of its possible "uses".
    The $99 certificate does not include the code signing "use".

    --
    Tim Roberts, xxxxx@probo.com
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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