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Which Name Shows Up On a Driver Signature?

R0b0t1R0b0t1 Posts: 130
Related to those signing threads going on:

If I upload an EV certificate to the portal, it has been explained
that that is mostly just for verification purposes. I can add
additional certificates and sign drivers with that for submission. If
I do so, is the name on the additional certificate the one which is
shown if one is ever shown?

And to clarify, the additional certificates still need to be authored
by an authority? I'd like to manage my own after putting the EV up
there.

Cheers,
R0b0t1

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  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Posts: 12,616
    xxxxx@gmail.com wrote:
    > If I upload an EV certificate to the portal, it has been explained
    > that that is mostly just for verification purposes. I can add
    > additional certificates and sign drivers with that for submission.

    That allows you to sign the driver package cabinet files for
    submission.  The drivers themselves do not have to be signed at all.


    > If I do so, is the name on the additional certificate the one which is
    > shown if one is ever shown?

    Depends on where you look.  If you use Explorer and look at the
    properties, you'll see both your original certificate and the "Microsoft
    Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher".  If you look in Device
    Manager, I think it will only show the Microsoft certificate.  If that's
    not there, it shows as "unsigned", even with an otherwise-valid certificate.


    > And to clarify, the additional certificates still need to be authored
    > by an authority? I'd like to manage my own after putting the EV up
    > there.

    You get extra credit points, because I think you have managed to ask a
    question that has never been asked before.  I will be curious to know
    what you find out when you try this.  I can think of justifications both
    ways.

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

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

  • <quote>

    > And to clarify, the additional certificates still need to be authored
    > by an authority? I'd like to manage my own after putting the EV up
    > there.

    You get extra credit points, because I think you have managed to ask a
    question that has never been asked before.? I will be curious to know
    what you find out when you try this.? I can think of justifications both
    ways.

    </quote>

    I don't have the answer either, and I agree it's a darn good question.

    I'll be you a quick $20 bill that the cert still has to be one of the "dashboard accepted" certs of old... just so they don't have to change the code.

    Technically speaking, once the EV cert is filed (and they "know" you're "legit" for some value thereof), it shouldn't matter WHAT cert you sign with for the submission. As long as they have a copy of that cert in advance, they "know" it's you.

    Interesting... Let us know how it goes...

    Peter
    OSR
    @OSRDrivers

    Peter Viscarola
    OSR
    @OSRDrivers

  • R0b0t1R0b0t1 Posts: 130
    On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM, xxxxx@osr.com <xxxxx@lists.osr.com> wrote:
    > <quote>
    >
    >> And to clarify, the additional certificates still need to be authored
    >> by an authority? I'd like to manage my own after putting the EV up
    >> there.
    >
    > You get extra credit points, because I think you have managed to ask a
    > question that has never been asked before. I will be curious to know
    > what you find out when you try this. I can think of justifications both
    > ways.
    >
    > </quote>
    >
    > I don't have the answer either, and I agree it's a darn good question.
    >
    > I'll be you a quick $20 bill that the cert still has to be one of the "dashboard accepted" certs of old... just so they don't have to change the code.
    >
    > Technically speaking, once the EV cert is filed (and they "know" you're "legit" for some value thereof), it shouldn't matter WHAT cert you sign with for the submission. As long as they have a copy of that cert in advance, they "know" it's you.
    >
    > Interesting... Let us know how it goes...
    >

    I'll be back in about a month or so if I can get added to any of the
    private business registries. Speaking of - does anyone know a
    registrar who uses a business registry that is easy to get on?
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