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If you intend to distribute software or any type of file over the internet, Codesigning helps with convenient distribution. Codesigning is the process of signing code files to confirm the author and guarantee that it has not been altered or corrupted since it was signed. It is a mandatory step in avoiding warnings shown to the users when they download and run a file.

Furthermore, codesigning cements the legitimacy of an app to its users. Having a certificate makes sure that a file doesn’t get altered or corrupted on its way from the developer to the end-user.

If you choose to distribute executable apps from a website then you have to go through some inconvenience that developers in the past didn’t; at least not on the same level. The latest releases of macOS and Windows warn users that you’re not a well-established publisher. As a result, you might end up losing potential users. Having a coding certificate helps the cause of reducing such warnings. …


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