Code signing certificates can vary in price significantly depending on how you buy them.
I've just renewed my Symantec certificate for $99/year, which is about half what most vendors charge and appears to be a deal with Microsoft. If you start at: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh801887.aspx you'll find links to several vendors with various offers, for Symantec at least you'll need a Windows Live Id to prove Microsoft has heard of you to get the deal, not sure if it checks for MSDN or Action Pack membership, I have the latter. The other catch is actually ordering it. I used Thawte code signing certificates for 10 years which were ordered using MSIE that creates and saves the private key in the windows certificate store, and does not allow it to be exported to another PC. When Windows 10 arrived, MSIE no longer worked with the Thawte order form whose web page still talked about Vista. That was when I started looking around and found Symantec (who own Thawte) supports Firefox, so you can export the private key and certificate as a PFX file and use it on any PC. Also beware most Code Signing certificates are issued to organisations, whose identity must be confirmed by the issuer, company registration documentation may be needed, and there will usually be a phone call to check your company really exists. The upside is Code Signing certificates can also be used in Acrobat and maybe other applications to digitally sign legal documents, I've done that twice recently. Angus -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be