Step By Step on Setting Up Your Provisional Profile

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Garrett, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    I am just trying to help. It took me 3 weeks to setup my phone right. Here is how I setup the account correctly. These are just general steps, I am not going to go into COMPLETE detail. If you get stuck on something, lookup the step in the User Guide in the Program Portal.

    1. Go to Certificates download the WWDC Intermediate Certificate.
    1.5. Open Keychain Assistant, get your cert key. Open in TextMate grab that and enter it. You should be able to approve yourself now. But don't download it yet.
    2. Plugin your iPhone, load up the Xcode Organizer, get your Device ID. Setup your Device.
    3. Setup an App Id, you have to use your Bundle Identifier, so (assuming) yours would be com.firstlastname.*
    4. Setup your Provisional Profile, set the certificate to you, the device to the one you want to use.
    5. Once that is done, check on your certificate. If it has a provisional profile attached, go ahead and download and install it (same with the WWDC one if you haven't.)
    6. Make sure when you install it, in Keychain it should look like this:

    You should have a public and private key for your name.
    7. Download your Provisional profile, and drag it into your organizer or simply Xcode (with iPhone plugged in).
    8. Check on your iPhone: Settings -> General -> Profiles, to see if its setup.
    9. Attach your project to your profile. Right click on the First item in the Groups and Files split view (left side), click on the Build tab. Go down to the 4th group. Enter in your Code Signing Identity to: "iPhone Developer: Garrett Lastname", then your Code Signing Provisioning Profile to yours.

    Then you should be able to build and go. Also, try not to delete your own certificate, it wouldn't let me create one for 9 hours later ;)
  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Thanks for that :). Pretty useful information as I only got my confirmation a short while ago.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2002
    Good info. Setting up the Provisional Profile is the WORST!
    Way to go Apple!
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    So what's it mean when the provisioning profile doesn't show up in the build menu in x-code? It's on my iPod, but I can't select it for my x-code project..

    nevermind: It works. I was just thrown off by the default provisioning profile verbage...
  5. macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008
    Same problem, not yet solved

    I'm at the stage where the provisioning profile shows up on the iPhone but not for the build menu. Only three days solid to get to this point. :\ Wondering what you changed to get it working-?
  6. macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    nothing...I just hit build and go and it loaded on my iphone even though it only said default provisioning profile.... Are you trying to upload to the app store or just run it on your ipod/iphone?
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008

    Just run it on the iPhone. I notice that in the keychain, there is no key attached to a certificate. Perhaps that is a problem, but I'm not sure how to fix that. I've written to Apple dev support about that, but nothing back from them yet. What a way to run a railroad.
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    I wasn't able to see my Code Signing Provisioning Profile unless I only entered "iPhone Developer" for my Code Signing Identity. In case anyone else has this issue.

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