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Creating an Apple Developer Account

Frequently Asked Questions

#1 How do I set up an Apple Developer Account?

Enrollment in the Apple Developer program is required in order to host your Custom Branded Native app in the iOS App Store. This document walks through enrolling in the Apple Developer program.

After setting up an Apple Developer Account, you must invite your X-CD app developers to collaborate on your account. X-CD will then continue managing your app for you, keeping it updated, and functioning properly, submitted and approved in the app store. 

  1. If you do not already have a company Apple ID, you should first create one. 
  2. After you have created your company Apple ID, you can Enroll in the Apple Developer Program.

Information Needed

During the enrollment process, you will need access to the following:

  1. Legal organization/company name
  2. D-U-N-S® number
  3. Your company website address
  4. A contact phone number
    • Apple will call you to verify your enrollment.
  5. An email address to use for the account registration

Note: We would recommend using an email address created specifically for your Apple ID, e.g. This will allow your IT team or other colleagues to continue managing this process for your organization, should any one individual no longer have responsibility.

Enrollment Process

1. Create Your Apple ID

The email address you use for the account registration should be tied to an Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID registered with that email address, please do so here.

2. Apply for an Apple Developer Account

Once your Apple ID has been registered and confirmed, navigate to the Apple Developer Program Enrollment page to start the enrollment process.

  • Note: Please enroll as an “Organization”. We will not be able to submit your app under an Individual or an Enterprise account. 

After you complete the enrollment forms, a representative from Apple will call and/or email you in order to verify your enrollment information and continue the enrollment process.

3. Payment to Apple

After verification, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will also include steps for you to pay for your Apple Developer Program membership.

  • Note: If you are an accredited institution, government entity, or non-profit organization, you may be eligible for an application fee waiver

Invite X-CD to Your Account

Once you have completed the enrollment process, please invite X-CD as an Admin to your App Store Connect account.

This is necessary for X-CD to keep your app up-to-date and functioning properly. Admin access is necessary in order create push certificates and provisioning profiles, both of which are needed to submit and maintain your application.

To invite X-CD to your App Store Connect account, navigate to the Users and Access section of your account.

  • Click on the "+" button at the top left of the list of Users.
  • In the next section, please enter the information as detailed in this image: 
  • App dev invite
  • The email address is Please do not add your account manager's email.
  • Then, click "Invite" at the bottom of the page.


If you have never submitted any apps before with your Developer Account (or just created one for the first time), that's it—you’re all set. We will create a production distribution certificate for you in order to submit the app.

If you have previously used your Developer Account to submit apps, please contact your X-CD rep for one additional step: we will need access to your production distribution certificate in order to submit the app.

X-CD Technologies (pronounced "Exceed"!) has been supporting the association and conference industry since 1995. All of our software modules are proprietary and developed in-house which gives us the flexibility to make customized changes to meet all of our clients unique needs.

We have offices in both San Francisco and Toronto and a network of conference management organizations and suppliers worldwide that can help and serve your needs wherever your next conference venue is located.

Our clients include both small and large associations and conferences and events range from as small as 100 to 5,000 attendees. Our client base includes universities, corporations, associations, private companies, conference management groups and government.

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