Setting Up the Apple Developer Enterprise Program For iOS Signal Capture

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Setting Up the Apple Developer Enterprise Program For iOS Signal Capture

TeleMessage enables customers with an Apple Developer Enterprise Program to build and deploy Telegram Capture for iPhone applications.

You can add a TeleMessage developer as an admin to your enterprise program so we can assist with the account setup. You will need to ask TeleMessage support for the details of the assigned developer.

If you do not wish to add a TeleMessage developer as an admin, you can setup the account by yourself.

If you do not have an Apple Developer Enterprise Program, apply here, or read the explanation here.

The process consists of two to six steps, depending on your chosen process:

  1. Create and Provide iPhone distribution certificate.
  2. Create and Provide APN key with key ID.

*if you added a TeleMessage developer to your account, you are all set. You can send TeleMessage support the certificate and p8 file. If you chose not to add a TeleMessage developer, continue with steps 3 to 8.

  1. Create new app group.
  2. Create 2 new app IDs and assign specific capabilities.
  3. Create and Provide 2 new provision profiles.
  4. Generating the Installation file

1.   Create and Provide iPhone distribution certificate

You will need a Mac to create the Certificate Signing Request file (CSR file). See Apple’s instructions here. If you don’t have a Mac, please contact TeleMessage support and we will create a CSR file for you.

Click Certificates and click the  icon.

Select iOS Distribution (App Store and Ad Hoc) and click Continue.

The certificate file should be created by using the above-mentioned .CSR file . Then click Continue.

Click Download.

In case the CSR file was provided by TeleMessage – save the downloaded .cer. You will need to share it with TeleMessage support later. Otherwise click the .cer file to add it to Keychain.

  • Open the Keychain Access
  • Right click on the imported certificate and chose Export.

  • Save the file as .p12 extension format and set a password. You will later need to share it with TeleMessage support.

2.   Create and Provide APNs key with key ID

Click on Keys and click the  icon to Register a New Key.

Click Register.

Click Download. A .p8 file will download.

  • If you added a TeleMessage developer to your account, you are all set. You can send TeleMessage support the p12 file and p8 file.

If you chose not to add a TeleMessage developer, continue with the following steps:

3.   Create New App Group

Click on identifiers and then click on the  icon.

Create a unique identifier for signal group.

  • Save the identifier in a text file. You will need to subsequently share it with TeleMessage support.

4.   Create two new app IDs and assign specific capabilities

Tap on Identifiers and click the  icon.

Create two new unique App IDs “Signal” with identifier like com.telemessage13.signal App Group from step 3.

  • Name Identifiers
    signal com.telemessage13.signal (Also add capabilities: Push Notifications;  Associated Domains, Communication Notifications, Data Protection (Complete Protection))
    signal share extension com.telemessage13.signal.shareextension (Also add capabilities: Data Protection (Complete Protection))

First create App ID “signal” with unique bundle ID and add capabilities to the App ID:

  • “App Groups” with the group from step 3
  • Push Notifications
  • Associated Domains
  • Data Protection (Complete Protection)
  • Communication Notifications

Save the App ID “signal share extension” with unique bundle ID. Add capability “App Groups” with the group from step 3 and Data Protection (Complete Protection) capability. You will need to subsequently share it with TeleMessage support.

5.   Create two new In-House provision profiles

Click on Profiles and click the  icon to Create a New Profile.

Use app IDs from step 4.

Click Download.

Provide an enterprise account’s team ID (string) and share it with your TeleMessage project or account manager.

6.   Generating the Installation file

Send all deliverables to Telemessage support and CC your TeleMessage account manager.

  6.1.   Deliverables:
     6.1.1.  If TeleMessage developer was added to the account:
  • Distribution certificate
  • p8 file
     6.1.2.  If TeleMessage developer was not added to the account:
  • Distribution certificate
  • p8 file
  • App groups identifier
  • 2 app ID identifiers
  • 2 profiles
  • Team ID string

TeleMessage will create the new installation file (IPA) and update you once it’s done.

For more apple deployment options visit our guide.

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