With Terian Image Capture now publicly released it is important my software packages retain a level of integrity, which will hopefully over time allow me to build a reputation as trustworthy supplier of application software.
In order to help achieve this I have just applied for a Code Signing certificate from GoDaddy, which when applied to my software will help avoid the Unknown Publisher dialogs that appear as part of UAC (User Access Control) in later versions of Windows.
Once I receive the certificate I will be able to sign all my applications and installers, so people can be sure they are installing an application developed by Sjones Limited. While the certificate validates the publisher as Sjones Limited, it will still be up to the end user to accept the reputation of Sjones Limited as a trustworthy publisher of software before they continue with the installation.
Certificate Application Pending:
Certification Authorities (i.e. GoDaddy) need to perform their own checks on applicants for Code Signing certificates. I have dealt with GoDaddy previously, so hopefully there shouldn’t be any hold up with their verification process and within the next couple of days my application will be accepted.
- Everything you need to know about Authenticode Code Signing (MSDN Blog – IEInternals)