Say you want to put your published IF on Steam. They support macOS, Windows, Linux.
Steam’s docs are clear about what they need for a Mac app: “Starting October 14th, 2019 Steam will require all new macOS Applications to be 64-bit and notarized by Apple.” (from Platforms (Steamworks Documentation))
They don’t say anything equivalent about the Windows app. The link on that page to the Windows development group doesn’t work.
Can some folks who know, explain a bit about codesigning on PCs and where the certificates come from? (The stork, I hope.)
Googling this topic knowing next to nothing gives a mountain of conflicting information, prices, people accusing anyone selling certificates of being extortionists, people accusing anyone accusing anyone of selling it of being extortionists of being liars. It’s definitely been an I’m-grateful-for-the-walled-garden moment in this context.