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Verifying the Signature of a Catalog File Signed by a Commercial Release Certificate

Last Updated: 4/22/2017

To verify that a catalog file is signed by a valid commercial release certificate, use the following SignTool command:

SignTool verify /v /pa CatalogFileName.cat

To verify that a file that is listed in a driver package's catalog file is signed by a valid commercial release certificate, use the following SignTool command:

SignTool verify /v /pa /c CatalogFileName.cat DriverFileName

Where:

  • The verify command configures SignTool to verify the signature of the driver package's catalog file CatalogFileName.cat or the driver file DriverFileName.

  • The /v option configures SignTool to print execution and warning messages.

  • The /pa option configures SignTool to verify that the signature of the catalog file or driver file complies with the PnP driver installation requirements.

  • CatalogFileName.cat is the name of the catalog file for a driver package.

  • The/cCatalogFileName.cat option specifies a catalog file that includes an entry for the file DriverFileName.

  • DriverFileName specifies the name of a file that has an entry in the catalog file CatalogFileName.cat.

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