Update a code signing certificate

As a Hardware Dev Center dashboard administrator, you’re responsible for keeping your digital certificate information up to date. When the original certificate expires, you’ll need to get a new certificate and upload a new file signed with your new digital certificate.

If you’re registering your company on dashboard for the first time, see Establish a new company.

Important

The certificate uploaded and used for all Hardware Dev Center dashboard submission packages has changed:

  • Extended validation (EV) code signing certificates are required for all submissions.
  • All certificates must be SHA2 and signed with the /fd sha256 signtool command line switch
  • (for more information, see this HLK Blog post).

To update a code signing certificate

Step 1: Renew your code signing certificate

  1. Determine which type of code signing certificate you need (for more information, see Get a code signing certificate).

  2. Get a new certificate or reuse an existing certificate.

  3. Once you receive your verified certificate from the certificate authority, proceed to Step 2 to download and sign the "Signablefile.bin"

Step 2: Sign and upload your "Signablefile.bin file

  1. Only Administrators are allowed to upload or expire Hardware Dashboard certificates.

  2. Once an Administrator has signed in, you may use this direct link Sign and upload your file, or manually navigate to the page following these steps.

  3. Click the gear icon in the upper right, then click Developer settings, then Manage Certificates on the left pane.

  4. Click the Add a new certificate button, then click the Next button.

  5. Download the Signablefile.bin and sign it with the new digital certificate for your company using SignTool with the following switch /fd sha256 and appropriate SHA-2 timestamp.

  6. Upload the signed file to the Hardware Dev Center dashboard.

Before you sign in

Establish a new company

Hardware certification submissions

App certification submissions