Comodo/Sectigo Code Signing certificates may be requested by a web browser that is capable of generating a private key. At this time, not many browsers offer this functionality. Windows users may use either Internet Explorer 11, or Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer Mode.
This guide will help you set up Internet Explorer mode within your Microsoft Edge browser, then complete your Comodo/Sectigo Code Signing certificate request.
This instructions are not needed for DigiCert Code Signing which can be generated in any browser. At this time, you may not use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to generate or collect a Comodo/Sectigo Code Signing certificate.
Enable Internet Explorer Mode
First, you must enable Internet Explorer mode within your Edge browser. This feature can be found in Settings. Click the three horizontal dots in the upper-right hand corner, just beneath the X that would close out the browser window to open Settings.
Click default browser in the column of options on the left.
In the pane labeled "Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge" select the option Incompatible Sites Only (recommended). For "Allow Sites to be Reloaded in Internet Explorer mode", be sure the option Allow is selected from the drop-down menu.
In the pane further below, labeled Internet Explorer mode pages, one will need to manually add which websites will be allowed to be loaded in Internet Explorer mode.
You will need to copy the URL from the generation page for your Code Signing certificate:
After copying the URL, locate the section titled "Internet Explorer mode pages" in the Edge browser settings. Click Add, then paste the generation URL.
How to Complete Code Signing Order Form
The first step on the order form is to allow the Web Access Confirmation process. Click yes on this pop-up. If you do not see this pop-up, something is not working correctly, and you will not be able to generate the certificate.
Next, select the type of certificate you are requesting. If you are requesting the certificate on behalf of an organization, select organization. If you are requesting the certificate for yourself or for an individual developer, select Individual.
Continue to fill out the order form with the requested details. Please enter the legally registered name of your organization, or if you are requesting the certificate as an individual, enter your legal first and last name in the organization name field.
For individuals, use your own personal information wherever the form requests organization details.
On Step 3 - Certificate Details, select "Let my browser generate a CSR"
Make sure that the Key Size is set to 4096.
There is generally no need to change any other default Advanced Private Key Options, just make sure the "Exportable?" option is checked.
Finally, read and accepted the Subscriber Agreement, then click Submit to complete the order form.
After Completing the Order Form
Comodo will soon begin validation with you. The validation requirements for your code signing certificate may be different depending on the type of certificate (organization or individual). For more information on how to complete validation for your code signing certificate, check out our Code Signing Validation guides.
Ready to collect your certificate? Go to our Microsoft Edge with IE Mode Code Signing Collection guide