Download Code Signing Trust and Certificate Check component
The Magenta Systems Code Signing Trust and Certificate Check component functions are designed for Code Signing, aka Microsoft Authenticode.
Currently just two functions that check if an EXE, DLL or CAB file has a valid code signing certificate, that the certificate is trusted and that the program is not corrupted. These functions were written to support an remote program updater tool, to ensure the new program was not corrupted, but may also be used to self test a Delphi application for image corruption.
ProgVerifyTrust - simple function to check code signing certificate exists and is valid and not expired, and the program image is not corrupted. This should work with Windows 2000 and later (which have wintrust.dll).
ProgVerifyCert - similar to ProgVerifyTrust, but also extracts the certificate information, names, dates, etc. But this function needs capicom.dll COM object to be installed (from which the CAPICOM_TLB type library is created), which is a free redistributable file, included with this code. This function only works in Win32 applications, because Microsoft has not released a 64-bit of capicom.dll, instead a class error is returned.
Microsoft claims Capicom is deprecated with Windows 7, but the DLL still works on both 32-bit and 64-bit editions, with Win32 applications. You need to register the COM object by running 'regsvr32.exe capicom.dll'.
Note the API used in CapiCom to sign a program is SignerSign but is not yet supported here since signprog.exe works fine to actually sign code.
A Windows demonstration application TRUSTCHK.EXE is supplied, with source and compiled program. A directory signed-samples includes several programs to test checking signatures, trustnone.exe is unsigned, trustbad.exe is deliberately corrupted, trustexpired.cab has an expired certificate, trustodd.exe has an untrusted self signed certificate, trustok.exe is valid.
function ProgVerifyTrust (const Fname: string ; const HashOnly, Expired:
boolean; var Response: string): integer ;
function ProgVerifyCert (const Fname: string ; var CertInfo: TCertInfo):
Compatible with Delphi7/2006/2007/2009/2010/XE/XE2/XE3. Supports both VCL Win32
and Win64, but there is no 64-bit version of
CAPICOM and Code Sign Tools
Capicom is a COM object DLL redistributable from Microsoft that supports Code Signing and encryption. Microsoft claims Capicom is deprecated with Windows 7, but the DLL still works. Capicom does not come with Windows, but must be installed and registered as a COM object, before the ProgVerifyCert function can be used. This distribution includes two versions of Capicom, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 in separate directories, each with numerous example source demos (none Pascal).
The distribution also includes a tools directory with various Microsoft executable code signing tools, of which signcode.exe is the one actually used to a sign a program, demonstrated by signtest.bat command file. An old test certificate is included, but developers really need to buy their own Authenticode Code Signing Certificate from Verisign, Thawte or other vendors.
signcode -spc testcert.spc -v testkey.pvk -n "Test Program" -i http://www.magsys.co.uk/ -tr 4 -tw 2 -t http://timestamp.verisign.com/scripts/timstamp.dll signedtest.exe
Magenta Systems Code Signing Trust and Certificate Check component is freeware, but is still copyrighted by Magenta Systems Ltd who may change the status or withdraw it at any time, without notice.
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