Exporting Ad-hoc IPA's impossible with "manual" code sigining mode.

Number:rdar://39177635 Date Originated:04-Apr-2018 07:01 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Developer Tools Product Version:Xcode 9.3
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Always
Xcode 9.3 introduced a bug in the export mechanism where it’s impossible to export an iOS application for Ad-Hoc distribution while using manually managed code signing.

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Archive an iOS application using an Ad-hoc provisioning profile
2) From Xcode organizer select “Export”
3) Select “Ad-Hoc” as a method of distribution
4) On the re-sign screen select “Manually manage signing”
5) Select a Ad-Hoc provisioning profile 

Expected Results:
6) App will be exported

Actual Results:
6) Xcode doesn’t allow export due to the error: “Profile doesn't include the beta-reports-active entitlement.”

Xcode 9.3

Same applies to using xcodebuild -exportArchive.


Number Status Originator Product Title
rdar://39203918 Duplicate/39177635 chris.hunter-brown Xcode Unable to export Ad Hoc IPA from Xcode 9.3 due to missing beta-reports-active entitlement


Looks like this is fixed in Xcode 9.4 beta 2.


By todd.diehl at May 3, 2018, 9:38 p.m. (reply...)


I'm facing the same issue when exporting a Development IPA as well.

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