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raddevus23-Aug-23 10:14
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John Wellbelove23-Aug-23 23:33
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GeneralWhy are code signing certificates so expensive? Pin
MSBassSinger21-Aug-23 4:15
professionalMSBassSinger21-Aug-23 4:15 
I understand that there were changes to minimum key size for code signing certificates that increased from a minimum 2048 bits to a new minimum 3072 bits on June 1, 2021, and a need to put the certificate/token on a compliant hardware device (such as a USB stick).

The sites I visited ask anywhere from USD$90 to $USD$299 for the USB stick (which sots about USD$3 or less). Does it cost that much to make batches of USB sticks compliant? I cannot imagine that.

In past years, I paid less than USD$100 for a 2-year code signing certificate (I use them on my NuGet packages). Now it is USD$300 or more. Per year. And if I opt for multi-year to lower that price by a little, they don't bill once a year for the committed amount. They bill for every year up front.

For an individual developer putting out open-source binaries (like NuGet packages or some other app), that is prohibitively expensive.

If anyone has more insight on why the huge price jump for just making the key length longer and providing a cheap USB stick, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks
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