Deploy to iTunes Connect

Buddybuild can automatically deploy successful builds to iTunes Connect in order to submit your app to TestFlight or the App Store.

Setting up deployments to iTunes Connect

The first step is to connect your Apple Developer Portal account with buddybuild.

Select the Deployments section, then the Deploy to iTunes Connect tab.

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Next, connect your Apple Developer Portal account with buddybuild by selecting Connect Your Account.

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Enter your Apple ID and Password, then click Sync credentials.

Warning

Note: This account must have access to iTunes Connect and the Apple Developer Portal.

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Note

Apple ID with Two-Factor Authentication or Two-Step Verification

If your Apple ID is protected using Two-Factor Authentication or Two-Step Verification, you will need to create an Create an App-Specific Password to deploy your app to iTunes Connect.

If you’re a member of multiple development teams, you’ll be prompted to select the teams you want to connect with.

Once connected, you now have the option of changing the CFBundleVersion Format, and the build number for your next build. You can also choose to leave the default values and click Continue.

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Next, select how often you would like to deploy to iTunes Connect, and from which branch and scheme.

Once you’re done that, select Save Settings.

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That’s it! You’re now ready to deploy builds to iTunes Connect. From here, you can now choose to deploy the latest successful build.

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Deploying automatically to iTunes Connect

You have the ability to automatically deploy to iTunes Connect - either per build or on a set schedule. Here’s how!

First, ensure that you are on the Deployments page, with the Deploy to iTunes Connect tab selected.

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Next, select the first dropdown to reveal the deploy schedule options. To automatically deploy to iTunes Connect, select either each build or scheduled.

Note

Each build: automatically deploys to a group after each successful build
Scheduled: automatically deploys to a group at a specific time on selected days of the week.

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Next, select your branch targets by selecting the branch and scheme you would like to automatically deploy from.

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That’s it! Buddybuild will now automatically deploy successful builds to iTunes Connect based on the criteria you set.

Deploying manually to iTunes Connect

Note

There are two ways to deploy builds manually to iTunes Connect.

Deploy the latest successful build

Deploying the latest successful build to iTunes Connect is a quick and easy process!

First, ensure that you are on the Deployments page, with the Deploy to iTunes Connect tab selected.

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Next, select Deploy latest now. This will take the latest successful build with the configuration you’ve set, and deploy it to iTunes Connect.

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Selecting a specific build to deploy

To select a specific build to deploy to iTunes Connect, lets head over to the Builds page by selecting Builds in the global navigation menu.

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Next, click on the successful build you want to deploy.

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First select the scheme tab you want to deploy, then select iTunes Connect.

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Warning

Note: To upload this build to iTunes Connect, buddybuild requires a distribution code signing identity

If you have not provided a distribution code signing identity at this point, follow the prompt to do so, then rebuild your app.

Once there, review the build details and select Upload to iTunes Connect.

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That’s it! Buddybuild will now deploy your build to iTunes Connect!

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