[OT] Renewing Apple Developer ID Installer Certificate

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Mon Jul 10 10:52:00 EDT 2017


That's only true for apps in the app store.  For corporate apps/apps you
distribute privately, you have to rebuild them every year with new certs.

On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 2:47 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Marty,
> even if your certificate expires on wednesday, your old signed apps will
> never expire, you just can't sign a new app with the old expired
> certificate.
> Tiemo
>
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> Von: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im
> Auftrag von Marty Knapp via use-livecode
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 4. Juli 2017 00:35
> An: Colin Holgate via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Cc: Marty Knapp <martyknappster at gmail.com>
> Betreff: Re: [OT] Renewing Apple Developer ID Installer Certificate
>
> Thanks Colin. It is a bit different than iOS (and I'm not selling in the
> Mac App Store either). What I've done at this point is to generate new
> certificates for both the Developer ID Application and Developer ID
> Installer. There appears to be no renewal capability. I use AppWrapper to
> codesign my apps and in looking at the setup, I'm guessing that Developer
> ID Installer certificate, while required in AppWrapper, is only for when
> you build an installer package (I use a DMG).
>
> I'll have to wait till Wednesday when my old certificates expire to see if
> I have trouble with the previously signed apps. If someone knows anything
> more, I'm all ears. Hopefully I'm good for another 5 years, when I'll
> forget how to do this all over again - I love getting old!
>
> Marty
> > I would think that it’s the same as with iOS. When you go back to
> https://developer.apple.com/account/mac/certificate/ <
> https://developer.apple.com/account/mac/certificate/> after renewing your
> subscription it will most likely have an expired certificate. You make a
> new one, then go to the provisioning profile for your app, it should show
> as expired. Edit it and re-select the certificate, picking the new one.
> >
> > If the current certificate is still valid for a while you can still edit
> the provisioning profile to give it a fresh start.
> >
> > If you edit a provisioning profile file you should find an
> ExpirationDate entry that gives the date it will expire.
> >
> >
> >> On Jul 3, 2017, at 12:23 PM, Marty Knapp via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I sell and distribute Mac apps from my own website and have the Apple
> Developer ID Application Certificate and the Developer ID Installer
> Certificate. I've been notified that they will both expire in a couple of
> days.
> >>
> >> According to the Apple web site, if the Developer ID Installer
> Certificate expires, users will *not* be able to install any applications
> signed with the certificate. (an expired Developer ID Application
> Certificate is not a problem for existing installers).
> >>
> >> What I can't seem to find are instructions on *renewing* the
> certificate. I found one article that said I needed to revoke the old one
> and then create a new one. That makes me a little nervous. Obviously I
> don't want to screw this up and have customers going crazy, while I'm
> frantically trying to figure out what to do.
> >>
> >> You would think that Apple would have an easy Steps 1-2-3 to renew, but
> I sure can't find them. Anyone done this recently? Should I revoke the old
> one or wait till it expires?
> >>
> >> Thanks for any help,
> >> Marty
> >>
>
>
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