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Hardware Compatibility Publisher certificate expired

Mark_HolidayMark_Holiday Member Posts: 37

We have a driver package that was successfully Attestation-signed in October of last year. I noticed that the issued certificate was valid from 6/7/2022 to 6/1/2023. However, the driver package still installs on systems, seemingly without issue (although we have installed on only a small sample of systems, probably < 10).

I am wondering what determines the valid dates for that certificate from Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher, and what is the real ramification of those "valid dates"?
Do we need to obtain a new EV cert and resubmit the driver package for re-signing?


  • Mark_RoddyMark_Roddy Member - All Emails Posts: 4,753

    The timestamp on the signed object allows it to be installed regardless of the expiration date of the cert, as long as the timestamp indicates that the object was signed while the cert was valid.

  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 14,831

    Yes. I'm just answering a question on another site from someone where the vendor apparently did NOT use a timestamp when signing the package, and now that their certificate has expired, the package is useless. That's negligent.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Software Wizard Emeritus

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