Integration Guides

Microsoft Authenticode Integration Guide

This document describes the integration of Microsoft Authenticode with nCipher nShield hardware security modules (HSMs). Authenticode enables users to identify the publisher of a software component before it is downloaded from the Internet, to verify that no one has altered the code after it has been signed. The software relies on proven cryptographic techniques and the use of one or more private keys to sign and time-stamp the published software. The integration of nCipher nShield HSMs provide full key life-cycle key management with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware.