(ios) where to enable codeSignIdentity/developmentTeam, previously set in cordova build.json

Hello. Migrating our CI from cordova to capacitor. We’re unable to set the signing identity (without having to load the Xcode UI, not possible from batched CI)

Under cordova it was working thanks to setting it in build.json.

Under capacitor this file looks unused. capacitor.config.ts has no keys for iOS signin/team setups.

Example of build.json

    "ios": {
        "release": {
            "codeSignIdentity": "iPhone Developer",
            "developmentTeam": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
            "packageType": "app-store",
            "automaticProvisioning": true,
            "buildFlag": [
                "LD_RUNPATH_SEARCH_PATHS = \"@executable_path/Frameworks\""

Capacitor Version

💊   Capacitor Doctor  💊 

Latest Dependencies:

  @capacitor/cli: 4.6.2
  @capacitor/core: 4.6.2
  @capacitor/android: 4.6.2
  @capacitor/ios: 4.6.2

Installed Dependencies:

  @capacitor/cli: 4.6.1
  @capacitor/core: 4.6.1
  @capacitor/android: 4.6.1
  @capacitor/ios: 4.6.1

[success] iOS looking great! 👌
[success] Android looking great! 👌



Current Behavior

npx cap sync ios && npx cap build ios throws

error: Signing for "App" requires a development
        team. Select a development team in the Signing & Capabilities editor. (in target 'App' from project 'App')

Expected Behavior

npx cap sync ios && npx cap build ios can read signing and provisioning settings from build.json file

Code Reproduction

npx cap sync ios && npx cap build ios

Other Technical Details

pod --version 1.11.3

1 Like

Hey there!

So it looks like outside of Appflow we don’t currently have a way to build signed iOS apps from CI environments in the same manner as Android currently does through the CLI. This has been added to the work list to be implemented, and you can track the progress via the issue link below.

Sorry for the confusion but thank you for reporting this missing feature!

Issue Link: feat: Signed app building config in CLI for iOS apps · Issue #6231 · ionic-team/capacitor · GitHub

Hi @IT-MikeS

Is there any update?

My application is now using capacitor and no way to configure developmentTeam/ codeSignIdentity/ provisioningProfile.