iOS - Renewing an App Store Distribution Provisioning Profile

When a Distribution Certificate is about to expire, you must create a new certificate and then create new App Store and Ad Hoc Provisioning Profiles that use the new certificate. These files are uploaded to the Mag+ Publish portal where you then rebuild your app and submit an update to iTunes Connect.

This article will walk you through creating a new App Store Distribution Provisioning Profile with your new Distribution Certificate.

Before You Begin

How to Create a New App Store Distribution Provisioning Profile with a Renewed Distribution Certificate

1. To login into the iOS Developer Console goto <https://developer.apple.com> and click Account at the top

To login into the iOS Developer Console goto &lt;https://developer.apple.com&gt; and click Account at the top

2. Click "Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles."

Click &quot;Certificates, Identifiers &amp; Profiles.&quot;

3. Click on "Distribution" under the "Provisioning Profiles section.

Click on &quot;Distribution&quot; under the &quot;Provisioning Profiles section.

4. Click on the "+" button to add a new profile.

Click on the &quot;+&quot; button to add a new profile.

5. Click on the radio button next to "App Store" and then click on "Continue."

Click on the radio button next to &quot;App Store&quot; and then click on &quot;Continue.&quot;

6. From the pop-up menu, choose the App ID associated with your app and then click "Continue."

From the pop-up menu, choose the App ID associated with your app and then click &quot;Continue.&quot;

7. Click on the radio button next to your new Distribution Certificate and click on "Continue."

Note: For more information on Distribution Certificates, read the article "iOS - Renewing a Distribution Certificate."
Click on the radio button next to your new Distribution Certificate and click on &quot;Continue.&quot;

8. Enter your app name and "-AppStore" in the name field and click on "Generate."

Note: Since this is a renewed profile, you may want to identify it somehow in the name to differentiate it from your old profile.
Enter your app name and &quot;-AppStore&quot; in the name field and click on &quot;Generate.&quot;

9. Click on the "Download" button to download your new App Store Distribution profile.

Note: Your App Store Distribution Provisioning Profile can now be uploaded to the Mag+ Publish portal.

10. Login to the Mag+ Publish portal <https://publish.magplus.com> and go to Apps > iOS > Certificate and Provisioning Files.

Login to the Mag+ Publish portal &lt;https://publish.magplus.com&gt; and go to Apps &gt; iOS &gt; Certificate and Provisioning Files.

11. Click "Change" for the existing App Store profile, upload your new profile, and click on "Save."

Click &quot;Change&quot; for the existing App Store profile, upload your new profile, and click on &quot;Save.&quot;

Certificate Renewal: Next Steps

After uploading your new App Store Provisioning Profile, you will now need to generate a new Ad Hoc Provisioning profile that uses that certificate. An Ad Hoc Provisioning Profile lets you install your app on private devices for testing prior to making it live. For more information, read the article "iOS - Renewing an Ad Hoc Distribution Provisioning Profile."

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