Must 'Code Signing Identity' be same in update?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by Danneman101, Jul 3, 2010.

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    Does the "Code Signing Identity" (distribution) have to be the exact same one for an update of an app?

    Im updating an app that had a specific code signing identity for previous versions that are uploaded to the store. Now Im using another code signing identity (albeit it is the same developer-account, just using a different provisioning profile thats all). Will there be any problems when I upload the update to apple for approval?
     
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    PhoneyDeveloper

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    I don't think that's a problem. If it is a problem iTunes will tell you when you upload the app. The profiles expire anyway. I think they only have a one year lifespan. So everyone has to get new profiles eventually.
     
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    dejo

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    Actually, it will be. As stated in the iPhone Provisioning Portal:
    Also, be sure to increment your bundle version.

    I have used the same distribution profile since my app was released in Sep 2008. There are concerns with certificates expiring but that does not mean you can use a new profile to update an app.
     
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    What if I use the same Distribution Provisioning Profile, but edit it to have another App ID? Will that work?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    I think different App ID == different app on the app store (specifically with regards to existing customers getting upgrades: different app ID == pay again).
     
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    dejo

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    Unless the AppID for that profile is a wildcard, it will be considered a different profile.
     
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    Both my old and my new AppID are wildcards (A1BCD234E5.*), will it work then?
     
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    dejo

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    It should. And if they're the same, there's not really an old and a new, is there? ;)
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, different prefixes :D

    Well, alea jacta est - its submitted now and Ill let you know if it worked or not :)
     

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