help with certificate problem new developer!

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by soulmateme, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. soulmateme macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009
    I am totally at my wits end having been awake all night trying to get my iphone registered and good to go for testing/writing apps.
    it's almost like apple is creating a set of totally impossible hurdles for dev's to get through, it's f*cking impossible!
    i've registered the udid, and followed the step by step instructions on the website and now i've downloaded my Development Certificate.
    the instructions now say

    "On your Mac, double-click the downloaded .cer file to launch Keychain Access and install your certificate."

    and so, i do that...and this comes up in the keychain window

    "The “System Roots” keychain cannot be modified.
    To change whether a root certificate is trusted, open it in Keychain Access and modify its Trust Settings. New root certificates should be added to the login keychain for the current user, or to the System keychain if they are to be shared by all users of this machine."

    i just opened it in keychain access like it asks me to do and it says "open it in Keychain Access"

    i phoned tech support, no help.
    i looked everywhere online, no help.

    it's like apple are making it deliberately difficult to get started developing, and for someone who's wanting to get stuck in and make some apps, it's really off putting, i'm considering asking for a refund on the money i paid to become a dev and just forget the whole thing, it's a pain in the ass!

    someone help! please!
  2. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    I would try adding them to your login keychain instead of System Roots.
  3. johnking macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    I've just had the same problem. For some reason Keychain Access wants to add to the System Roots keychain if you double click on the certificate. The only way round I found was to drag and drop on to a specific keychain, so "System" for AppleWWDRCA.cer and "login" for my development certificate.
  4. tuyennguyen macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2010
    Thank you

    Thank you for your post, now can have my certificate installed. :)
  5. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    It's certainly not impossible because there are over 48,000 developers with apps in the App store who must thus have figured it out.

    It's Apple's IQ exam. You have to pass this test to develop apps. Figuring out which of their detailed instructions might be hidden, misleading, incomplete or obsolete is part of the puzzle.

    Glad you figured it out.

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