Create certificates

Create Developer ID certificates

You can create up to five Developer ID Application certificates and up to five Developer ID Installer certificates using either your developer account or Xcode. To create a Developer ID certificate in Xcode, visit “Manage signing certificates” in Xcode Help.

Required role: Account Holder.

Cloud-managed certificates are also available to admins with the cloud-managed Developer ID certificate access role.

  1. In Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, click Certificates in the sidebar.

  2. On the top left, click the add button (+).

  3. Under Software, select Developer ID, then click Continue.

    • Developer ID Application: A certificate used to sign a Mac app.

    • Developer ID Installer: A certificate used to sign a Mac Installer Package, containing your signed app.

  4. Follow the instructions to create a certificate signing request.

  5. Click Choose File.

  6. In the dialog that appears, select the certificate request file (a file with a .certSigningRequest file extension), then click Choose.

  7. Click Continue.

  8. Click Download.

    The certificate file (a file with a .cer file extension) appears in your Downloads folder.

To install the certificate in your keychain, double-click the downloaded certificate file. The certificate appears in the My Certificates category in Keychain Access.