Hope you had an excellent Valentine’s day yesterday with your loved ones, and are enjoying the President’s day today.

If you are planning on coming back after the long weekend and releasing or updating an app to the Apple App Store, please be aware of the following information we stumbled upon yesterday while helping a beta customer update their app on the app store.

We sent an email out to some customers we know were updating their apps with some rudimentary information.  Here is a little bit more detail based on what was posted on the apple forums later the same day.


We wanted to bring your attention to an issue on Apple Certificates that affects everyone submitting apps to the app store after February 14 2016.  Please read about Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate Certificate Expiration here:  https://developer.apple.com/support/certificates/expiration/.

Submitting a app after February 14 2016 and per Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate Certificate Expiration, developers need to apply a renewed certificate and delete old certificate explicitly, if they:

  • provide passes for Apple Wallet,
  • deliver Safari Push Notifications,
  • create Safari Extensions or
  • submit apps to the App Store, Mac App Store, or App Store for Apple TV after February 14, 2016


  1. Download and Install Certificate
    1. Download the renewed certificate from: https://developer.apple.com/certificationauthority/AppleWWDRCA.cer
    2. Install the new WWDR intermediate certificate (by double-clicking on the file).
  2. Remove copy of the expired WWDR Intermediate certificate in both your System and Login keychains
    1. In the Keychain Access application, select the System keychain.
    2. Make sure to select “Show Expired Certificates” in the View menu and then delete the expired version of the Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certificate Authority Intermediate certificate (expired on February 14, 2016).
    3. Your certificates should now appear as valid in Keychain Access and be available to Xcode for submissions to the App Store.
    4. See https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/37208 (requires apple id to login)


This advisory is for developers submitting new apps after February 14, 2016. Your existing app store apps will continue to run as expected.  Development apps, will continue to run as along as the provisioning profile used to compile them is valid and is not revoked.


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Posted by Dickey Singh

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