Apple-Development-CertificateIn order to run any app on your iPad, you need to have a Provisioning Profile installed on your devices s well as a Development Certificates on your MacBook. Following are some simple tips that will help to create a Provisioning profile or Development Certificate for your Apple device.

  • Browse the Provisioning Assistant Section on your iPhone Provisional Portal page and log on to the Launch Assistant button. The Assistant will launch a diagram showing the process for provisioning

- Configuring Your Profile

- Downloading & installing the certificates

- Building the app

  • You should click on Continue to start the process and the Development Provisioning Assistant will ask you to choose the App ID.
  • Choose your App ID

This ID is basically a unique identifier of your crucial Development Provisioning Profile. The OS of the device uses it to allow you the app to make connection with the Apple Push Notification, share the keychain data between the apps and communicate with the external hardware accessories that you wish to play your app with. Even if you are not doing any of these things, you need create an Apple ID if you wish to install the app on your IOS device.

  • Connect your iPad with a USB cable to your computer in order to launch XCode and select Window -> Organizer. The 40 character string that is there in the identifier field is the UDID of the device. You need to provide the Assistant with the UDID of the device.
  •  You need to create the Development Certificate; if you do not need one then just by clicking the Certificate link shown on the left hand column of the home page; you need to follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If you have got an existing Development Certificate, it will appeal in the Assistant and you just need to click on the Continue option.
  • You need to give the provisioning profile a name and click on the Generate. This pulls together your App ID, device’s UDID and Development Certificate. The Assistant helps you to download and transfers it to Xcode that installs the app on your device.
  • You need to drag the profile to the Xcode icon in Mac OS XDock in Xcode, you should select Window -> Organizer and click on the name of the Devices section of the Projects and Sources pane in the organizer window. In Xcode, choose Window → Organizer and click the device's name in the Devices section of the Projects and Sources pane of the Organizer window.
  • The profile should appear in the Provisioning section of the Summary pane for the device. You need to Switch from the Organizer windows to the Xcode Projects and choose the iPhone Device 3.2 as the active SDK. This implies that the device runs on iPhone 3.2 OS. Then you can build the app and have it installed on your iPad device.

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