Renew a code signing certificate

Code signing certificate renewal made easy

Need to renew your DigiCert Code Signing certificate? Follow the steps below to renew your certificate.

STEP 1: Generate a new CSR (optional)

If a CSR is required, best practice is to generate a new CSR when renewing your code signing certificate.

Code signing

  • Required: The Sun Java Platform is the only platform you are required to submit a CSR for.
  • Optional: For all other platforms, a CSR is not required. However, you can submit a CSR for any platform.

EV code signing

If you are installing the certificate on an HSM, a CSR is required.

STEP 2: Sign into your account

Sign in to your CertCentral account.

STEP 3: Fill out the renewal form

Fill out the certificate renewal order form. Note that after you submit the renewal order, DigiCert will perform a quick cross-check verification. If your organization’s information was changed in the CSR, you may need to provide new documentation to verify the changes.

CertCentral

  1. In the left main menu, click Certificates > Expiring Certificates.
  2. On the Expiring Certificates page, next to the certificate that needs to be renewed, click Renew Now.

A certificate doesn't appear on the Expiring Certificates page until 90 days before it expires.

STEP 4: DigiCert issues the code signing certificate

Once approved, we send an email to the certificate contact with certificate installation instructions.

If you submitted a CSR, we send the renewed certificate to the certificate contact in an email. You can also download the renewed certificate in your CertCentral account.

STEP 5: Install your renewed certificate

Use the instructions in the email to install and configure the new certificate. If you submitted a CSR, on your server or HSM, install the new certificate.

For more information about installing code signing and EV code signing certificates, see our Code Signing Support page.