Code signing and installers


Hi there!
I hope i haven’t missed a thread when searching for this issue on the forum.

I’m looking to sign an app for mac and windows. I’ve understood so far that you need one cert for the mac build and one for the Windows build.

For windows i also create an installer with electron-winstaller . Do I need one more certificate for the installer as well? or is signing the app enough, or do i only need to sign the installer, and not the app itself?


You need one Apple Developer certificate for the Mac OSX application. If you also build a Mac OSX installer, which most people do not, you will also need an Apple Developer INSTALLER certificate.

Windows only requires a single certificate to sign any and all executables. This includes your application and your installer.