How to Generate a Token-Based Code Signing Certificate?

PUBLISH DATE: 22 Aug 2023

Guide on How to Generate a Token-based Code Signing Certificate After Purchase It.

Since the CA/B Forum has updated the protocols for issuing code signing certificates, numerous doubts and technical questions have arisen among code signing users. There is still a lack of clarity regarding the process that users need to follow once they have ordered a code signing certificate from certificate authorities (CAs) or trusted re-sellers like and

In this article, we will address all the technical queries related to generating a token-based code signing certificate, covering the entire process from purchase to certificate generation.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Choose the Cheapest Code Signing Certificate at

At, you'll find a range of SECTIGO or COMODO EV Code Signing Certificates to choose from. Browse through the available options and select the certificate that best suits your needs and specifically validation level. Additionally, you can choose between US/Canada shipping or international shipping.

Step 2: Add it to your cart and complete the purchase.

Once you've decided on the certificate, add it to your cart and proceed to checkout. At this stage, you'll need to provide the necessary details and select your preferred payment method to complete the purchase.

Step 3: Generate your Token-based Code Signing Certificate.

After successfully placing your order, you can access your account at Look for the option to generate your token-based code signing certificate. This step involves adding the required organization details during the generation process and making sure you add all the valid information during the certificate generation as in a later step, you need to prove them through different validation methods like Organization Authentication, Locality Presence, Telephone Verification, and Final Verification call.

Step 4: Submit the details to the Certificate Authority.

Once you've filled in the necessary organization details, submit the information to the Certificate Authority (CA). They will perform the required validation steps like Organization Authentication, Locality Presence, & Telephone Verification to ensure the authenticity of your organization and application.

Step 5: Certificate issuance on a hardware token.

Upon successful validation, the Certificate Authority will generate the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and issue the code signing certificate onto a hardware token. This physical token will be shipped to your designated physical email address.

That's it! You have successfully ordered a token-based code signing certificate. The use of a hardware token adds an extra layer of security to your digital code signing process, ensuring the integrity and authenticity of your software.

If you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to reach out to us at We're here to assist you in any way we can.

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