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SimiCart terminology 101 - App Provisioning Profile


1. What is Provisioning Profile?

Here is what Apple says about Provisioning Profile: "A provisioning profile is a collection of digital entities that uniquely ties developers and devices to an authorized iPhone Development Team and enables a device to be used for testing. A Development Provisioning Profile must be installed on each device on which you wish to run your application code. Each Development Provisioning Profile will contain a set of iPhone Development Certificates, Unique Device Identifiers and an App ID. Devices specified within the provisioning profile can be used for testing only by those individuals whose iPhone Development Certificates are included in the profile. A single device can contain multiple provisioning profiles."

In a more simple way, your provisioning profile is needed if you want to submit your app to Apple App Store under your own developer account. A Provisioning Profile contains a set of iPhone Development Certificates, Unique Device Identifiers and an App ID. This lets devices within the provisioning profile be used for testing.

App Provisioning Profile

2. How to create it?

Please follow these steps to create your own provisioning profile:

Step 1:  Log into the iOS Development Center at 

Step 2: Click on the "iOS Developer Program Portal" on the right side of the page, under "iOS Developer Program" to enter Developer Program Portal ( you have to make sure that you paid the annual fee of $99 to Apple)

Step 3: Click on Provisioning tab on the left side menu of the page and then click on New button

Step 4: On the new window, fill in all blank spaces:

  • Profile name. Select the certificates and devices you would like to associate with this profile.
  • Select Certificates and Devices  and appropriate App ID

Step 5: Click submit. This will generate your profile.

And then, you will get provisioning file you want.

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