Bug 2099 - A default configuration should use the distribution certificate
Summary: A default configuration should use the distribution certificate
Status: RESOLVED FEATURE
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 2.8.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Lowest enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alan McGovern
URL:
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Blocks:
 
Reported: 2011-11-20 13:41 UTC by Ian
Modified: 2012-04-24 12:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Screen SHot showing error in cert assignment (132.78 KB, image/jpeg)
2011-11-20 13:41 UTC, Ian
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Description Ian 2011-11-20 13:41:17 UTC
When you use the FILE-NEW-SOLUTION menu to choose a C#-iPhone-Tabbed application, the wizard creates a project that has the certificate chosen for "Developer" instead of "Release"

I have included a screen shot. In this example I just ran the wizard and went to Project Properties, that's all.

No cert exists yet, but even after I add a cert, it stays on Developer instead of Release.

I have the newest as of today MD and MT

This is a problem because it works fine for the developer, but when we create an IPA and upload it to our MDM provider, the developer can install it fine, but a tester or customer gets strange MDM errors because the wrong cert it used to build the release.

This caught us yesterday and took us a while to figure out what was happening as it works for the developers who have the dev cert on their phones.
Comment 1 Ian 2011-11-20 13:41:53 UTC
Created attachment 913 [details]
Screen SHot showing error in cert assignment
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-11-20 18:37:46 UTC
This is by design. Typically, most developers on a project will not have access to the distribution key. The release configuration is intended for such developers to test release (non-debug) builds locally. For distribution (ad-hoc or appstore) you would typically create another configuration when you're ready to publish, and that would use the distribution key.

There are several ways I can think we could improve this, but I'm not sure which is best:
* Create appstore and adhoc configurations by default - though not all developers will want both, and they'll have to be manually kept in sync with the release config.
* Have the Release config use the Distribution cert, but fall back to Developer with a warning.
* Have a "publish" command that re-signs the app with the dist key.