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Code signing your app assures users that it is from a known source and the app hasn’t been modified since it was last signed. Before your app can integrate app services, be installed on a device, or be submitted to the App Store, it must be signed with a certificate issued by Apple. For more information on how to request certificates and code sign your apps, review Xcode Help.

I had the same issue, and updating the certificate did not fix it. Turns out the apple developer account I was using didn't have a signing identity, to create one I had to: Choose Xcode Preferences. Click Accounts at the top of the window. Click View Details in the bottom right corner. Under Signing Identities click Create for iOS Development. Using Xcode 10.1, I'm trying to upload a build of my app, letting Xcode manage all the signing, but it's not working. It reports 'No Mac App Distribution certificate found for '.' , and then offers a checkbox for generating a Mac App Distribution certificate. On your Mac, drag the certificate file onto the Keychain Access icon or double-click the certificate file. To view the contents of the certificate before you add it, click Show Certificates in the dialog, then click OK when you’re done.

Common Tasks

To avoid potential issues with common tasks involving code signing, follow these best practices:

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Check dependencies 20:28:53: Code Signing Error: No signing certificate 'Mac Development' found: No 'Mac Development' signing certificate matching team ID 'XXXXXXX' with a private key was found. Can you tell me why it is trying to find 'Mac Development' while building an iOS app?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I transfer my code signing certificates and provisioning profiles to another Mac?

    Review the instructions in Export signing certificates and provisioning profiles.

  • What does “Valid Signing Identity Not Found” mean and how do I resolve it?

    Follow the steps outlined in If a signing certificate or private key is missing.

  • How do I resolve a code signing build error?

    See the list of published solutions in If a code signing error occurs.

  • How do I revoke or delete my certificates and start over?

    Use the process outlined in View or remove a signing certificate in your keychain.

  • Do I need to define a custom Code Signing Entitlements file in Xcode?

    To understand when entitlements are required and how to configure them properly, see Add a capability to a target.


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