Financial Reporting, Inc. has a class 3 commercial code signing certificate issued by Thawte, Inc.
Thawte, Inc. is a Microsoft approved trusted certificate authority.
Code signing certificates allow software developers to sign their macro projects for secure delivery over the internet. The digital ID provides the client assurance that the downloaded code is intact and has not been tampered with or altered in transit.
A master file is digitally signed and time stamped during the release process. This allows the model to be opened and run with no "enable macros" alert for the life of the product.
Note that the digital certificate only protects the macro project, not the data in worksheets.
When you open a file from a trusted source for the 1st time, you should see the following screen:
Click the "Always trust macros from this source" check box.
Next, click Enable Macros.
The file should no longer show an "enable macros" alert with future usage.
John Helmer, President
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