Purchasing a Code Signing Certificate for Windows From Tucows
Log into Tucows
You will need an account at https://author.tucows.com/ in order to purchase a Code Signing Certificate.
Once you have signed up and logged in select Code Signing Certificates from the RESOURCES menu.
Specify How Long Your Certificate Will Be Valid
You can purchase a certificate that is valid for 1 to 3 years. Note that your applications will still be signed after your signing certificate expires (assuming you use the timestamp server when signing your executables). Even if you purchase a certificate that is valid for 1 year it just means that you can only sign executables for 1 year before you have to renew.
Start Comodo Code Signing Certificate Process
Fill Out Forms
This is the first screen you will see on the Comodo site (look at the URL in your browser, you are no longer on the Tucows site).
If you have purchased a certificate previously then just login. I have purchased a certificate before so I will login. If you don't already have an account with Comodo then you may have to answer questions not shown in this article. I don't have screenshots of that process, however.
Settings to Use
Example of email address
Provide rest of required information
Completing the Initial Registration
Once you get to this screen you have completed the first stage of registration. Now you have to wait for Comodo to approve your certificate request before you can retrieve your signing certificate.
You will receive an email like the one listed below at some point after completing your order. I placed my order on Friday and received the email on Monday. This just means that Comodo has started processing your order.
At this point Comodo will start verifying that your company really exists prior to issuing the certificate.