Create Provisioning Profile


I'm trying to start Appium with a given .ipa and run the Inspector while my device (ipad mini 2) is connected to my mac machine via usb cable, but I'm getting such error:

[iOSLog] [IOS_SYSLOG_ROW] May 30 14:23:05 Test-iPad notification_proxy[121] <Error>: 0x16e247000 -[MNPLockdownConnection receiveMessage]: lockdown_receive_message error!

While I google it I found that in order to solve it need to enable the UI Automation option from Developers options in the device itself.

But I cant see "Developers Options" in the settings of my device (with ios 9.3.1 - XCode 6.4)!

I serached for it and found that in order to enable it need to have a provisioninf profile:


  1. Run Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.
  2. In the iOS Dev Center, click Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.
  3. In the iOS Apps panel, click Provisioning Profiles.
  4. Click +.
  5. Select iOS App Development and click Continue.
  6. Select an App ID to associate with the provisioning profile and click Continue.
    To be able to use one development provisioning profile across multiple apps, select a wildcard App ID, if available.
  7. Select one or more certificates for development to include in the provisioning profile and click Continue.
    Only certificates for development are listed.
  8. Select one or more devices to include in the provisioning profile and click Continue.
  9. Enter a name for the profile and click Generate.
  10. (Optional) Click Download to download the provisioning profile.

But when signing in with my account I have no such option: Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.

Please advice...

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Today's Member Center is typically geared towards today's Xcode, which would be v 7.3.1.

I think that is at the root of your confusion.

I have to ask, tho, how you are using iOS 9.3.1 (current is 9.3.2) with Xcode 6.x?

Best way to avoid confusion and get help is to use current tools.

I too have the same problem. I don't see any options on the left hand hand side after clicking on certificates, identifiers, & profiles. Did you ever find the problem?

- What you can/can't do w/free provisioning is listed here:

It has nothing to do with your code versions. Check your user permissions at and make sure you don’t have a message that says you don’t have access to see Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles. Learn more here:

This topic has been published 5 years ago, user interface changed since then. E.g. "Provisioning Profiles" menu item is not present there anymore, where to find it? Can anyone update please the answer?

  • Is called "Profiles" now.

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