Microsoft VBA Code Signing Certificates

Microsoft VBA Code Signing Certificates allow you to sign VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) projects and Office Macros. When you sign your VBA code using a Microsoft Office Code Signing Certificate, your users will know that it comes from a trusted source (you) and that it hasn’t been tampered with since you signed it. This means that your users won’t see a security alert stating that your VBA Macro should not be trusted:

Instead, when a VBA Code Signing certificate is used, your macro will display who published it and allow the user to trust all macros signed by you:

By using a Microsoft VBA Code Signing Certificate to sign your macros you:

  • Prove your identity to your users so they are more likely to trust it
  • Ensure that the macro can’t be modified afterwards
  • Show your users that the macro is safe to download and install
  • Protect your brand
  • Avoid annoying confirmation dialogs

Because VBA Code Signing Certificates need to be issued by a trusted certificate authority, you will need to purchase one from one of the providers listed below. Use the comparison chart below to find out which VBA Code Signing Certificate will best meet your needs and provide the greatest value. You can compare prices, compatibility, provider reviews and ratings, support, and other features. After clicking the Buy Now button, make sure to select VBA/Microsoft Office as the certificate type so that the provider generates the certificate in the appropriate format. To learn more about code read What is Code Signing? or Signing a VBA Project.

Certificate Name DigiCert's Code Signing Entrust's Code Signing Comodo's Code Signing Certificate Symantec's Code Signing Certificate
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Entrust

Comodo

Symantec
Certificate Authority Rating
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Price For 1 Year
$499
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$179
$499

Supports Windows Authenticode Signing
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Supports Apple OS X Signing
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Supports Microsoft Office VBA Signing
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Supports Sun Java Signing
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Supports Adobe Air Signing
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Supports Windows Vista x64 Kernel Mode Signing
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Multiple Year Options Up to 2 Years Up to 3 Years Up to 2 Years Up to 2 Years
Issuance Speed Within 1 day after all documentation is received 1 day Less than 2 days 2-4 business days
Validation Required Organization Validation Organization Validation Organization Validation Organization Validation
Number of Free Reissues Allowed Unlimited until expired Unlimited for 30 days Unlimited until expired Unlimited for 30 days
Support Options Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, Monday-Thursday 24 hrs., Friday 12 am-7 pm, Saturday 7 am-3 pm MST Free E-mail, Phone Monday to Friday 8 AM to 8 PM EST Free Chat, and E-mail, 24/7 Free Chat, Phone and E-mail, Monday-Friday 5AM-6PM PST, Multi-lingual
Refund Policy Full refund within 30 days of issuance No refund Full refund within 30 days of issuance Full refund within 30 days of issuance
Warranty $0 $0 $0 $0
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