Code Signing-Zertifikat bestellen

POST
https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{code_signing_certificate_id}}

This page describes products with the code_signing_certificate group name (see Glossary – Product identifiers).

Use this endpoint to submit a request to create an order for a code signing certificate. In the endpoint path, replace code_signing_certificate_id with the ID of the certificate you want to order. See Path parameters for allowed values.

Before you begin

Before using this endpoint, we recommend that you first create the organization and then submit the organization for validation. When submitting the organization for validation, use a validation object with a type value of cs in your request. Then, when you request your code signing certificate, use the existing organization ID instead of submitting new organization details with the request.

This ensures that you are using an existing organization with the proper validation type. Otherwise, the organization on the order will be outside the proper workflow for code signing validation, which may delay certificate issuance.

Industry moved to RSA 3072-bit key minimum for code signing certificates

To comply with industry changes, DigiCert has made the following changes to our code signing certificate process:

  • Only issues RSA 3072-bit key or larger code signing certificates*
  • Uses new intermediate CA and root certificates to issue our code signing and EV code signing certificates: RSA and ECC.

eToken and HSM changes

DigiCert supports two eTokens:

  • 5110 CC for RSA 4096-bit and ECC P-256-bit key certificates
  • 5110 FIPS for ECC P-256 and P-384-bit key certificates

HSM must:

  • Support ECC P-256 or RSA 3072-bit key sizes or larger
  • Be a FIPS 140-2 Level 2+ or Common Criteria EAL4+ compliant device

*Note: All existing 2048-bit key code signing certificates issued before June 1, 2021 will remain active. You can continue to use these certificates to sign code until they expire.

Learn more about the change to 3072-bit key code signing certificates.

cURL
curl -X POST \
  'https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{code_signing_certificate_id}}' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'X-DC-DEVKEY: {{api_key}}' \
  -d '{
  "certificate": {
    "server_platform": {
      "id": 52
    },
    "signature_hash": "sha256"
  },
  "cs_provisioning_method": "ship_token",
  "order_validity": {
    "years": 1 
  },
  "comments": "Message for the approver",
  "skip_approval": true,
  "organization": {
    "id": 123456
  },
  "ship_info": {
    "name": "Erin Guerra",
    "addr1": "360 Taylor Street",
    "addr2": "Floor 74",
    "city": "Richmond",
    "state": "va",
    "zip": "69662",
    "country": "us",
    "method": "EXPEDITED"
  },
  "auto_renew": 1,
  "custom_renewal_message": "Renew this please.",
  "custom_fields": [
    {
      "metadata_id": 12,
      "value": "123456"
    }
  ],
  "payment_method": "balance"
}'
Python
import requests

url = "https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{code_signing_certificate_id}}"

payload = "{\n  \"certificate\": {\n    \"server_platform\": {\n      \"id\": 52\n    },\n    \"signature_hash\": \"sha256\"\n  },\n  \"cs_provisioning_method\": \"ship_token\",\n  \"order_validity\": {\n    \"years\": 1\n  },\n  \"comments\": \"Message for the approver\",\n  \"skip_approval\": true,\n  \"organization\": {\n    \"id\": 123456\n  },\n  \"container\": {\n    \"id\": 654321\n  },\n  \"ship_info\": {\n    \"name\": \"Erin Guerra\",\n    \"addr1\": \"360 Taylor Street\",\n    \"addr2\": \"Floor 74\",\n    \"city\": \"Richmond\",\n    \"state\": \"va\",\n    \"zip\": \"69662\",\n    \"country\": \"us\",\n    \"method\": \"EXPEDITED\"\n  },\n  \"auto_renew\": 1,\n  \"custom_renewal_message\": \"Renew this please.\",\n  \"custom_fields\": [\n    {\n      \"metadata_id\": 12,\n      \"value\": \"123456\"\n    }\n  ],\n  \"payment_method\": \"balance\"\n}"
headers = {
    'X-DC-DEVKEY': "{{api_key}}",
    'Content-Type': "application/json"
    }

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

print(response.text)
Go
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{code_signing_certificate_id}}"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{\n  \"certificate\": {\n    \"server_platform\": {\n      \"id\": 52\n    },\n    \"signature_hash\": \"sha256\"\n  },\n  \"cs_provisioning_method\": \"ship_token\",\n  \"order_validity\": {\n    \"years\": 1\n  },\n  \"comments\": \"Message for the approver\",\n  \"skip_approval\": true,\n  \"organization\": {\n    \"id\": 123456\n  },\n  \"container\": {\n    \"id\": 654321\n  },\n  \"ship_info\": {\n    \"name\": \"Erin Guerra\",\n    \"addr1\": \"360 Taylor Street\",\n    \"addr2\": \"Floor 74\",\n    \"city\": \"Richmond\",\n    \"state\": \"va\",\n    \"zip\": \"69662\",\n    \"country\": \"us\",\n    \"method\": \"EXPEDITED\"\n  },\n  \"auto_renew\": 1,\n  \"custom_renewal_message\": \"Renew this please.\",\n  \"custom_fields\": [\n    {\n      \"metadata_id\": 12,\n      \"value\": \"123456\"\n    }\n  ],\n  \"payment_method\": \"balance\"\n}")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("X-DC-DEVKEY", "{{api_key}}")
	req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
NodeJS
var request = require("request");

var options = { method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://www.digicert.com/services/v2/order/certificate/{{code_signing_certificate_id}}',
  headers: 
   { 'Content-Type': 'application/json',
     'X-DC-DEVKEY': '{{api_key}}' },
  body: 
   { certificate: 
      { server_platform: { id: 52 },
        signature_hash: 'sha256' },
     cs_provisioning_method: 'ship_token',
     order_validity: { years: 1 },
     comments: 'Message for the approver',
     skip_approval: true,
     organization: { id: 123456 },
     container: { id: 654321 },
     ship_info: 
      { name: 'Erin Guerra',
        addr1: '360 Taylor Street',
        addr2: 'Floor 74',
        city: 'Richmond',
        state: 'va',
        zip: '69662',
        country: 'us',
        method: 'EXPEDITED' },
     auto_renew: 1,
     custom_renewal_message: 'Renew this please.',
     custom_fields: [ { metadata_id: 12, value: '123456' } ],
     payment_method: 'balance' },
  json: true };

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);

  console.log(body);
});
201 Created (one-step approval)
{
    "id": 112233,
    "requests": [
        {
            "id": 113,
            "status": "pending"
        }
    ]
}
201 Created (two-step approval)
{
    "id": 112233,
    "requests": [
        {
            "id": 113,
            "status": "submitted"
        }
    ]
}
201 Created (auto approval)
{
    "id": 112233,
    "requests": [
        {
            "id": 113,
            "status": "approved"
        }
    ],
    "certificate_id": 113
}

Path parameters

Name Req/Opt Description
code_signing_certificate_id required Product identifier of the code signing certificate you want to order.
Allowed values:
  • Code Signing: code_signing
  • EV Code Signing: code_signing_ev
For a list of all product identifiers, see Glossary - Product identifiers.

Request parameters

Parameters with an asterisk (*) are used only for EV code signing orders.

Name Req/Opt Type Description
certificate required object Certificate details.
.. csr conditional string Certificate signing request (CSR).
  • Required for EV Code Signing certificates that will be installed on HSMs.
  • Required for Code Signing certificates if server_platform.id is 55 (Sun Java).
  • CSRs for code signing certificates must be ECC P-256 or RSA 3072-bit key sizes or larger.
To learn more about CSR requirements, see Glossary – CSR requirements.

Note: The Services API does not extract information from the CSR to fill in the details of a certificate request. You must provide values for all relevant request parameters, including organization.id. If you are creating a new organization with your certificate request, you must provide values for all required parameters of the organization object.
.. signature_hash required string Hash algorithm used to signing the certificate.
Allowed values: sha256
.. server_platform required* object Server platform type.
*Required if cs_provisioning_method is client_app or not provided.
.. .. id required int Server platform ID.
Allowed values: See Glossary - Code signing certificates. For EV code signing certificate orders, see Glossary - EV Code signing certificates.
.. organization_units optional array Department in your organization associated with the certificate.
auto_renew optional int Number of times the certificate should renew automatically.
additional_emails optional array Additional email addresses to receive certificate notification emails (e.g., certificate issuance, duplicate certificate, certificate renewals, etc.).
renewal_of_order_id optional int If order is a renewal, enter the previous order's ID.
skip_approval optional bool Specify if the order should skip the certificate request approval step and be immediately submitted for validation and issued when complete.
Default: false.
The skip_approval option skips only the approval step (for example, from your organization), but does not skip the validation step required by Digicert for a certificate.
organization required object Object with information about the organization to associate with the request. You can associate the request with an existing organization, or you can create a new organization when you submit the order request.

To associate the request with an existing organization, pass the ID of the organization as the value of organization.id in the body of your request. To create a new organization, include the details of the organization in the organization object. For more information about the structure and required parameters of the organization object, see the Create organization documentation.

Note: When you submit an order with organization details instead of providing an organization ID, we check the organizations that already exist in your account to avoid creating a duplicate.
  • If we find one matching organization, we automatically associate the order with that organization instead of creating a new one.
  • If we find two or more matching organizations, we automatically associate the order with the oldest matching organization in your account instead of creating a new one.
To override this behavior and force the request to create a new organization, set the organization.skip_duplicate_org_check parameter to true in the body of your request.

Important: When you want to associate an order with an existing organization, we recommend always using the ID of the organization instead of the organization's details in the body of your request. To get the ID values for organizations in your account, use the List organizations endpoint. Additionally, we recommend deactivating unused organizations to ensure they are never accidentally assigned to a new order request. To deactivate an organization, use the Deactivate organization endpoint.
.. id required* int The ID of an existing organization to associate with the order. To get the ID of organizations in your account, use the List organizations endpoint.
*Not required if you are creating a new organization with your request.
.. skip_duplicate_org_check optional bool Use true to skip the check for duplicate organizations in your account. When you skip this check, you force the request to create a new organization, regardless of whether the details you provide in the request match the details of an organization that already exists in your account.
Default: false
container optional object If needed, specify the container the order should be placed under.
.. id required int Container ID.
order_validity required object Defines the validity period of the certificate and order.
.. years required* int Number of years the certificate and order are valid.
*Can be replaced by order_validity.days or order_validity.custom_expiration_date.
Range1-3
.. days optional int Number of days the certificate and order are valid.
Overrides order_validity.years.
.. custom_expiration_date optional string Custom expiration date for the certificate and order.
Overrides order_validity.days and order_validity.years.
Formatdd MMM YYYY (for example, "09 JUN 2025")
validity_years optional int Number of years the certificate and order are valid.
Deprecated. Use the order_validity object to set the validity period of the certificate and order.
Allowed values: 1 - 3
custom_expiration_date optional string Custom expiration date for the certificate and order.
Deprecated. Use the order_validity object to set the validity period of the certificate and order.
Overrides validity_years

Format: yyyy-MM-dd
cs_provisioning_method* required* string For EV code signing certificates, specify how you want to receive the token.
See Glossary – Provisioning methods
*Required for EV code signing certificates.
ship_info* optional object For EV code signing certificates, specify the shipping address for the token.
.. name required string Name of the recipient.
.. addr1 required string Shipping address for the token.
.. addr2 optional string
.. city required string Shipping city.
.. state required string Shipping state.
.. zip required string Shipping postal code.
.. country required string Shipping country.
.. method required string Shipping priority for the token.
Allowed values: STANDARD, EXPEDITED (incurs added cost)
subject optional object Object containing subject details.
.. email optional string Subject email address. Must have a validated domain.
The Services API only supports the subject.email field for OV code signing certificates (code_signing). We ignore this field in order requests for EV code signing certificates (code_signing_ev).
custom_fields optional* object Account-specific custom fields.
*Whether or not these fields are required depends on your custom field settings.
.. metadata_id required int Custom field ID.
.. value required string Value for the custom field.
Data validation type depends on your custom field settings.
payment_method optional string Specify the payment method to use.
Allowed values: balance, card, profile
Default: balance
alternative_order_id optional string A custom alphanumeric ID to assign the order. To see the alternative_order_id assigned to an order, use the Order info endpoint.

Alternative order IDs do not replace the unique order ID that DigiCert assigns each order request. You cannot use alternative order IDs to search for or identify orders in API calls that require an order_id parameter in the URL path or request body.

If the Require unique alternative order IDs option is enabled in your account settings, you cannot submit order requests with an alternative order ID that is already assigned to an order in your account. Use this feature to enable nonce order requests, or to prevent your integration from creating duplicate orders in cases where you do not receive a response from the API. Account administrators can toggle this option from the CertCentral console. From the Settings > Preferences page, open the Advanced Settings menu, and look for the Alternative order ID option.

This parameter is always optional, even if the Require unique alternative order IDs option is enabled in your account. If a request does not use this parameter, no alternative_order_id value is assigned to the order.

Maximum length: 64 characters
Note: The Require unique alternative order IDs option may not appear in the advanced settings menu for all CertCentral accounts. To enable this option for your account, contact your account manager or our Support team.
enable_guest_access optional int Whether to enable guest access for the order. This parameter is not allowed if guest access is disabled in your account settings.
Allowed values: 1 (enabled) or 0 (disabled)
Default: The default configuration for new orders is determined by your account settings. Account administrators can change these settings from the Guest Access page in the CertCentral console.

Response parameters

Name Type Description
id int Order ID.
organization object Container for new organization details.
Only returned if a new organization was created with the order.
.. id int Organization ID for the new organization.
requests array Contains information about the request.
.. id int Request ID.
.. status string Request status.
Possible values: pending, submitted, approved, rejected
certificate_id int Certificate ID.
Returned if request status is approved.