Note: these steps are only necessary if your Apple Developer Account contains already the maximum number of certificates / private keys. This is likely the case when you have published Apple apps in the past.

To not invalidate your existing certificates, you need to export the Apple Distribution certificate and send us a copy of the private key.

You can export certificates manually, or using Xcode.

Exporting using Xcode

  1. Start Xcode.

  2. Select Xcode > Preferences from the navigation bar.

  3. At the top of the window select Accounts.

  4. Select your Apple ID and your team from the right sidebar, then click on View Details....

  5. A dialog will appear where you will see your code signing identities and the provisioning profiles.

  6. Select the Apple Distribution certificate / private key and choose Export from the pop-up menu.

  7. Enter a filename in the Save As dialog. You can set a password and a verification to store it securely, but it’s not necessary.

  8. Xcode will export the requested certificate in .p12 format.

Exporting manually

  1. Start Keychain Access.

  2. On the top left sidebar select login and on the bottom left select My Certificates.

  3. This will list all your installed certificates and the associated private key.

  4. Select the Apple Distribution certificate / private key and choose Export from the pop-up menu.

  5. Enter a filename in the Save As dialog. You can set a password and a verification to store it securely, but it’s not necessary.

  6. Keychain Access will export the requested certificate in .p12 format.

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