iOS App Submission Export control

I have an ionic App that uses https to encrypt data traffic between app and my api server. From certificate installed on server, I can tell that connection is encrypted with AES 128 bit.

When it comes to app submission on apple store, It asks - Is your app designed to use cryptography or does it contain or incorporate cryptography. (Select Yes even if your app is only utilizing the encryption available in iOS or OS X.) Does your app qualify for any of the exemptions provided in Category 5, Part 2 of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations.

Should I select Yes or No

We just went through the same process and kept a detailed log of the steps. Basically if your app uses https / ssl, you need to pass export control.

It can be a messy process, but as we’ve just been approved, we thought to provide a guideline on how to get it done correctly via our Carousel Apps blog.

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AES-128 is widely used within ransomware viruses like TeslaCrypt, Locky Ransom. This source seems to recover aes encryption.

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