Error for ios app: Command /usr/bin/codesign failed with exit code 1


I have a Ionic3 app for IoS. Until yesterday I was able to open the .xcodeproj in xcode9 and upload the app to my iphone. I have no idea what went wrong but now I get this error “Command /usr/bin/codesign failed with exit code 1” and can not upload the application to phone (using cable) or archive it.

My technologies:

cli packages: (/usr/local/lib/node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.15.2
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.15.2

global packages:

cordova (Cordova CLI) : 6.4.0 

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 2.1.3
Cordova Platforms  : android 6.0.0 ios 4.3.1
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.6.0


ios-deploy : 1.9.0 
ios-sim    : 6.1.2 
Node       : v7.3.0
npm        : 3.10.10 
OS         : macOS Sierra
Xcode      : Xcode 9.0.1 Build version 9A1004 

More details about my error:

CodeSign /Users/macbook/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/HelloCordova-bsbygjyhdfcgftavbtgwrsqhgdkb/Build/Products/Debug-iphoneos/

cd /Users/macbook/ionic/componentaalex3/platforms/ios
export CODESIGN_ALLOCATE=/Applications/
export PATH="/Applications/"

Signing Identity:     "iPhone Developer: Alex Claudiu (xxxxxxxxxxxx)"
Provisioning Profile: "iOS Team Provisioning Profile: *" (32d4f44b-xxxxxxxxxxxx.........................)

/usr/bin/codesign --force --sign 0E9C82C58EED8DD6B6F1DAF2709E5714F67E568B --entitlements 
/Users/macbook/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/HelloCordova-bsbygjyhdfcgftavbtgwrsqhgdkb/Build/Intermediates.noindex/ --timestamp=none 

/Users/macbook/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/HelloCordova-bsbygjyhdfcgftavbtgwrsqhgdkb/Build/Products/Debug-iphoneos/ unknown error -1=ffffffffffffffff

Command /usr/bin/codesign failed with exit code 1

What shall I do in this situation? Do I have to make additional setup in the my Apple developer account or to change something in xcode?

Thanks a lot.


Start with upgrading these to current versions:


Somehow I figure it out that the problem was the Keychain access. To solve the errors I had to rewrite the password as described here


I had the same unknown error from codesigning that you mentioned. Similar to the answer provided (but a little different), I just locked my keychain access and unlocked it, and I was able to build and run to my device again. If anyone has the same issue, perhaps try that first before going through the trouble of modifying the keychain password.