Apple Developer Signing Certificate Request File
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What is a CERTSIGNINGREQUEST file?
Certificate request file created by Keychain Access, an Apple tool that manages and stores passwords and certificates; contains data referenced by Apple to request a signing certificate for iOS and Mac development.
You will need to upload your CERTSIGNINGREQUEST file to "https://developer.apple.com" (you'll need an Apple ID to login). This is necessary in order to request a Development and Distribution Certificate that enables you to generate .IPA files, which are needed for final distribution and uploading of your app(s) to Apple.
To create the CERTSIGNINGREQUEST file:
- Select Keychain Access → Certificate Assistant → Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority....
- Enter the appropriate information in the fields, click Continue.
- Name your file (or leave it as the default "CertificateSigningRequest" name), choose the save location, and click Save then Done.
Common CERTSIGNINGREQUEST Filenames
CertificateSigningRequest.certSigningRequest - The default name for your CERTSIGNINGREQUEST file.