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Exporting an unsigned iOS app

Updated on November 9, 2021

After you build a Pega Platform application, you can export a mobile app in a form of an unsigned file. This way, you can sign your mobile app locally in a development environment of your choice. When you sign your mobile app locally, you do not upload a signing certificate to Pega Platform, and therefore do not violate your company's security policies.

Before you begin: Before you can build, run, or distribute a mobile app for the iOS platform, you must perform the following actions:
  • Generate several certificates in the Apple Developer Portal:
    • Mobile provisioning certificate
    • Distribution certificate
    • Optional: a widget provisioning certificate
    • Optional: Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificate
    For more information about generating certificates, see the Generating mobile certificates for the iOS platform Pega Community article.
  • Configure mobile app settings. For more information, see Developing mobile apps.
  1. On the Build your application panel, select the iOS switch.
  2. Set up a certificate set for the app:
    • If an unsigned certificate set does not exist, create an unsigned certificate set. For more information, see Creating an unsigned iOS certificate set.
    • If an unsigned certificate set already exists, select an existing unsigned certificate set. You might have to click Modify build to display the list.
  3. Optional: Specify mobile app versioning by expanding the App version section:
    • In the Version field, enter the release version for your app.
    • Select the Set build version check box, and in the field that appears, enter the build version for your app.
  4. Optional: To build a specific version of the app, select the version of the client that you want to use.
    For more information, see Selecting a specific client version.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Build now.
Result: The files are sent to the build server and used to build the iOS app. After the app is built, you can download the file and sign it locally in a development environment of your choice.

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