As of January 1, 2018, Apple requires our apps to be submitted to their AppStore under your own Developer Account, you are responsible for setting up your Developer account, paying the $99 USD annual fee and keeping your account in good standing (ie. accepting updated terms and keeping your payments up to date). NOTE: You must set up an Organization Membership with Apple Developer and not an Individual membership. Please see the bottom of this article for information about DUNS, a requirement for Organization accounts.

What you need in order to enroll

  1. Create an Apple ID. If you already have an Apple ID, you do not need to complete this step. Please note that creating an Apple ID is not the same as creating an Apple Developer account. Follow this link to learn how to create Your Apple ID.
  2. Obtain a D-U-N-S Number®. A D-U-N-S Number is a unique numeric identifier assigned to a business by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). It is a widely used business identifier. You cannot enroll in the Apple Developer Program without a D-U-N-S Number. Follow this link to learn how to request a D-U-N-S Number.
  3. Enroll in the Apple Developer Program. After you have created your Apple ID and received your D-U-N-S Number, you can enroll into the Apple Developer Program. Follow the instructions listed below to complete this step.
  4. Confirm and pay for your Apple Developer Program membership. You can complete this step via the confirmation email Apple sends once you have enrolled.
  5. Invite Nobex Partners to your Apple Developer Account. After you have successfully enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, you must invite Nobex Partners to your Apple Developer account so we can generate app certificates, create your app, and update your app. 

NOTE: When you are paying for your Apple Developer Program membership, review your purchase details and select Automatic Renewal. If you do not select Automatic Renewal, please set an annual reminder to renew your membership. Your app will be removed from the App Store within 24 hours upon the expiration of your membership. *Apple can waive the registration fee in a few cases.

To enroll in the Apple Developer Program

  1. Go to the Apple Developer Program enrollment page and click Start Your Enrollment.
  2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.
  3. When asked to verify your identity, enter the verification code sent to your Apple ID email address and click Continue.
  4. From the Entity Type dropdown list, select Company/Organization and click Continue.
  5. Under Authority to Sign Legal Agreements, select the appropriate button. Upon selection, the Your Work Email field will be displayed. Enter your business email address; you must use a private domain name (e.g., email@yourbusiness.com). You cannot use gmail, hotmail, yahoo, or any of the common providers.
  6. Under Organization Information, enter the information for your organization:In the Legal Entity Name field, enter the name of the business as it appears in the D-U-N-S lookup. Your enrollment will not be successful if the legal entity name does not match the one in the D&B profile. In the D-U-N-S Number field, enter the D-U-N-S number assigned to the business. In the Website field, enter the URL for your website. In the Headquarters Phone field, enter the phone number where Apple can reach you. Apple WILL call to verify your enrollment.
  7. Type the correct characters in the CAPTCHA and click Continue. If you receive an error message under the Legal Entity Name field, click update your D&B profile and submit your business’s information. You may continue this process once your profile has been updated.
  8. On the Summary for Review page, review the information. Select the This is the correct headquarters address for my organization checkbox, and click Submit.
  9. After Apple verifies your application and sends you a confirmation email, confirm and pay for your membership.

Two Factor Authentication

Apple has added an extra layer of security for your Apple ID with Two Factor Authentication. You can find more information about Apple's Two Factor Identification for Apple ID on their website at https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204915#trusted

Note: If you do not own an Apple device, you may need to contact Apple Support in order get their help setting up the account. Note you can use a phone number to receive the verification code that is not an iPhone.

DUNS - Dun and Bradstreet

In order to enrol as an Organization with Apple's Developer program you will require a DUNS number. We understand that this step has been a challenge for stations that are organized as a sole proprietorship. Dun and Bradstreet are aware of this limitation with Apple's enrolment process.

If you're having trouble registering the business for Apple developer account, you just have to enter the correct information on the DUNS registration form. If the business is Sole Proprietorship, Legal business name will be the owner's name: Last Name, First Name. Fictitious Name/Tradestyle/DBA will be the Business name.


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