Missing iOS Distribution signing identity for…. – Xcode can request one for you.
If you were trying to upload a new iOS app or update using xCode last night (Valentines Day) you probably went nuts like me!
It’s caused from an expired Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certificate Authority (A Missing iOS Distribution signing identity).
I did the usual search and checked out stack overflow, but nothing was up yet on this issue. Sure, there were others that had signing issues, but I couldn’t find someone that had solved it for this new one.
The reason I knew that is because I did about everything I could think of and tired their suggestions too.
• Make sure your profiles and certificates are valid
• Make sure you signing them correctly in build settings
• Delete derived data and archived files
• Restart X-code
• Restart computer
• Rubbed my magic bottle hoping a genie would pop out and tell me how to fix.
Nothing seamed to work so I left it alone thinking I’d try the next day because lots of you know sometimes works. It either magically works, you come in fresh and see an error or it doesn’t work.
Side note: The app update I wanted to load was something that we’ve been working on for a month chasing down bugs and I was eager to be done with it. It was the kind of project where you thought it was done 10 attempts ago, but each time you final test it something pops up.
I slept on it and then thought I found the error. You know the feeling… I quickly uploaded again and tried to validate but the same error came up.
I did another search and found something come up that was answered on stackoverflow about 10 hours ago.
You can see the original post here, but they do not have a detailed write up on it. Come back if you need that.
Basically, the problem is because having a copy of the expired WWDR Intermediate certificate (Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certificate Authority) in both your computer and login keychains return this error.
Here’s how to fix it.
Download the new certificate from apple:
Then click on it and your keychain should open.
Select System and then click on the expired certificate (shown below)
Then bring the menu up and delete the certificate.
You will have the authorize this by typing in your password.
I also deleted the rest of the expired ones you can see in the pictures.
Now go back to your downloaded Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certificate Authority that you already downloaded and double click on it again.
You will need to enter your password again.
Then you should see this:
Then I open Xcode and tried to upload the app upload again. After having all these errors, I take the time to validate to save time.
If everything else is good to go you should see this 🙂
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