iOS Question Publish App

Discussion in 'iOS Questions' started by luke2012, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. luke2012

    luke2012 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi All,
    Is it possible to develop a B4i App (using my own certificate) and let another developer account (for ex. company Acme) to publish the ipa file on the App Store using the Acme company certificate ?

    I mean.
    Can I give the release ipa file (Tools - Build Server - Build Release App / Tools - Build Server - Download last build) to the company and they publish it using their certificates (and dev. account) on the app store ?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
  2. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    if you compile the release versions with their certificate it should work I guess.
     
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  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    As @sorex wrote you should use their certificate during compilation. The IPA file is already signed.

    If they have a B4i license then they can do the final build themselves.
     
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  4. luke2012

    luke2012 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    If the company don't want to give me their certificate (and the password) ?
    For @Erel : They don't have a B4i license.

    The only alternative solution is to create a new Apple developer account for the company ?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
  5. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    The IPA is already signed. Technically it is possible to re-sign it but it is not so simple, especially with a store IPA that you cannot directly test.

    You can also send them the generated Xcode project and let them sign it. However they will need a B4i license to compile it.
     
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  6. luke2012

    luke2012 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks @Erel and @sorex for your replies.
    Xcode Project: Where I can find the entire folder that I should send them ?
     
  7. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    can't you create the dev account for them and send them an invoice each year?

    and do the rest yourself (create certificase/profiles/compiling/publishing)

    then it's all seperated to the public
     
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  8. luke2012

    luke2012 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    @sorex thanks for this additional suggestion. I do this with my direct customers but in this case I have a different scenario:

    1) The company (isn't my direct customer)
    2) The company need to publish this app for 1 month only (for a campaign)

    So I don't think that this company want pay 99$ / Year for a new additional Apple Store account to publish a "temporary" App.
    The company should choose which option...
     
  9. JanPRO

    JanPRO Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi,

    just another idea: you can also transfer your App (signed with your certificates) in iTunes Connect to the account of the company. The origin of certificate is not important in this case.

    Jan
     
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  10. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    It will be under Objects\src.
     
  11. luke2012

    luke2012 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    @JanPRO thanks for your suggestion! Can I suggest this solution to the company ? I never tested it but I trust in your suggestion :)
     
  12. JanPRO

    JanPRO Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi,
    I haven't try this yet. You should read Apple's documentation about App transfer to ensure that this is the way to go for you.

    Jan
     
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