This page walks you through the process of obtaining an Apple iOS* App Store* and Ad Hoc (distribution) certificate, which enables you to create a distribution provisioning profiles. As you use your Apple Developer account to generate your Apple App Store* and Ad Hoc certificate, you will also generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) as explained below.
Log into Your Apple Developer Account
1 - After you sign into your Apple Developer account using a web browser, select: Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.
2 - Locate the Certificates folder in the left panel and click Certificates.
Select the Distribution Category App Store and Ad Hoc
3 - Click the + to create a new certificate.
4 - Under Distribution, select (check) App Store and Ad Hoc.
5 - Click the Continue button.
Create the CSR File
6 - Click Continue button again to create the CSR file.
Select CSR and Generate Certificate
This step lets you select the CSR file and generate a certificate.
7 - Click Choose File button and locate your saved CSR file (from the previous step).
8 - Click Generate button to create the certificate.
Download the Generated Certificate
9 - After it has been generated, click Download and save your Apple App Store and Ad Hoc certificate (.cer file) on your local file system.
After you generate an Apple App Store* and Ad Hoc certificate, you can:
- Add it to the Intel® XDK build system. In the Build tab, when you request an iOS build, the build system will provide instructions and prompt you to upload the Apple App Store* and Ad Hoc certificate if you have not uploaded one before for this Intel XDK account. Once uploaded, this Apple App Store* and Ad Hoc certificate is stored by the build system and is associated with your Intel XDK account.
- Use it to generate one or more iOS Distribution Provisioning Profiles, such as for Ad Hoc (testing) purposes or the Apple App Store (production).
When needed, you can generate an Apple Development Certificate (see Creating an Apple iOS* Development Certificate).