Download a code signing certificate

Download your Code Signing/EV Code Signing certificate from your account

After your certificate is issued, you may want to download the code signing certificate to your server, workstation, or supported HSM device (EV Code Signing Certificates only), so you can install it.

Before you begin

To download a Code Signing certificate, you must have included a certificate signing request (CSR) with your order. Otherwise, you need to generate your code signing certificate in a supported browser; see Install a Code Signing certificate.

To download an EV Code Signing certificate, you must have selected the Install on HSM provisioning method and included a certificate signing request with your order. For token-based EV Code Signing certificates, see Activate your EV Code Signing hardware or Installing your DigiCert® EV Code Signing Certificate onto a Secure Token.

Download certificate

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the left main menu, go to Certificate > Orders.

  1. On the Orders page, in the Order # column, click the Quick View link for the Code Signing/EV Code Signing certificate you want to download.

  1. In the Order # details pane (on the right), in the Download Certificate As dropdown, select the certificate format you want to use.

    • Best format for Sun Java
      (Code signing certificates only) Use this option to download the certificate in the format recommended for Sun Java platform.
    • Best format for Other FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Devices
      (EV code signing certificates only) Use this option to download the certificate in the format recommended for FIPS 140-2 Level 2 HSMs.
    • .crt (best for Apache/Linux)
      Use this option to download the certificate in a .crt format, best for Apache/Linux platforms.
    • .p7b (best for Microsoft and Java)
      Use this option to download the certificate in a .p7b format best for Microsoft and Java platforms.
    • More Options
      See step 4.
  1. In the Download Certificate As dropdown, click More Options to see more Server Platform options, File Type options, or to download only the Certificate, the Intermediate Certificate, or the Root Certificate.

  1. Download a combined certificate file

    In the Download Certificate window, under Combined Certificate Files, use any of these options to download the combined code signing certificate file.

    • Platform specific
      In the Server Platform dropdown, select the platform or device you are installing the certificate on and then click Download.
    • File type specific
      In the File Type dropdown, select the file format you want to download the certificate in and then click Download.
  1. Download a specific certificate in the certificate chain

    In the Download Certificate window, under Individual Certificate Files, use one of these any of these options to download an individual certificate file.

    • Certificate file
      To download a copy of the code signing certificate only, under Certificate, click the Download link.
    • Intermediate certificate file
      To download a copy of the intermediate certificate in your code signing certificate chain, under Intermediate Certificate, click the Download link.
    • Root certificate file
      To download a copy of the root certificate in your code signing certificate chain, under Root Certificate, click the Download link.