Please use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to complete these steps as Internet Explorer has been known to have issues.
Set up requires an Apple Device connected to the Account created below for Two-Factor authentication. A Mac / iTouch / iPhone / iPad are required to enable 2FA and complete enrollment.
1. Signing In / Creating an Apple Developer ID
Navigate to the
account screen and click on the
Create Apple ID
button to create a new
, or fill out the form and click
if you have an Apple ID already.
If creating a new Apple ID account, you will receive an email with a verification code you will need to enter after filling out the form. Sign in with the newly created account.
Be sure to fill out the Create Account form correctly as Apple will verify all of the information.
When creating an account for your organization, keep in mind this email will be used to get notifications from Apple and Freshop about License Agreement updates, Tax Updates, and other agreements that may prevent pushing new versions of the app from being uploaded. This account will be the
Team Leader and need to be accessible in order to handle important operations.
If the Team Leader fails to agree to the latest Apple Developer Program License agreement (when the notification email is received), or yearly payment fails, the app will be pulled from the App Store.
2. Joining the Apple Developer Program
On this screen, at the bottom of the page you will see a link to
Join the Apple Developer Program.
On this new screen, there is a link that will take you to the enrollment page to join the
Apple Developer Program
On this new screen we learn what we need to do to
enroll as an organization
You need to enroll as a
Company / Organization. Accidentally enrolling as
In-House / Enterprise will not give you access to
App Store Connect.
Note: in order for the
Work Phone Number and Work Email to be valid in the form, it has to be a
non-mobile number and
email from your company domain.
(NOT: @gmail, @yahoo, or other common providers).
Enrolling as an Organization
To enroll your organization, you’ll need an Apple ID as well as the following to get started:
Your organization must have a D-U-N-S Number so that we can verify your organization’s identity and legal entity status. These unique nine-digit numbers are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet and are widely used as standard business identifiers. You can check to see if your organization already has a D-U-N-S Number and request one if necessary. They are free in most jurisdictions.
Your organization must be a legal entity so that it can enter into contracts with Apple. We do not accept DBAs, fictitious businesses, trade names, or branches.
As the person enrolling your organization in the Apple Developer Program, you must have the legal authority to bind your organization to legal agreements. You must be the organization’s owner/founder, executive team member, senior project lead, or have legal authority granted to you by a senior employee.
When we are certain that we have all of the information we need to proceed, click on the
Start Your Enrollment button on the bottom to proceed.
On this next screen click on the
Entity Type drop-down, and select the
Organization / Company option, and then click
Continue on the bottom.
If Two Factor Authentication is not set up on the account, it needs to be enabled before enrollment can begin. Click on the support page to find more information on enabling 2FA.
On this screen you will select the appropriate
Authority, and fill out the
Be sure that all of this information is correct as Apple will verify it.
This step can take 2-4 weeks to complete, and Apple may contact you for any missing / incorrect information.
Once enrollment is complete it is necessary to purchase the Apple Developer License. Go back to the Apple Developer homepage and sign in.
After filling out the form you will need to
Accept a license agreement, and will get presented with an option for
Automatic Renewal. Select this option if you want to automatically renew every year.
After reviewing the information and accepting the license agreements you need to input the
Continue and accept the
Terms and Conditions.
On the following screen you have one last chance to verify the
Billing Information. Once everything is verified and all of the information is correct, click on
Place Order Now to finish the transaction.
This step can take up to 48 hours to complete.
3. Accessing App Store Connect
Apple will take some time to process the information you have provided in Step 2. Once verified and accepted, you will receive 2 emails. The first one is an email thanking you for joining the Apple Developer Program. The second email you receive will give you access to the App Store Connect Portal.
Once you have access to the App Store Connect Portal, Sign In with your Apple Developer Credentials from Step 1.
4. Invite Freshop as a Team Member
Next, you will need to invite
along with your project manager to App Store Connect.
App Store Connect account should be given the role of
App Manager, and permission to create certificates, identifiers, and profiles.
Click on Users and Roles.
If after logging in you are on the app screen, you can get to Users and Roles by selecting the drop-down in the top left:
Click the + button to create a new user.
Freshop for the First Name,
Team for the Last Name, and
email@example.com for the Email.
Select the role of App Manager.
Check the checkbox under
Developer Resources. This gives Freshop the ability to create development and distribution Certificates.
Invite to complete the invitation process for
App Store Connect.
Role should be set to
App Manager in order to set up the app and push updates.
The checkbox for Developer Resources should be checked.
Invite Additional Users: If there are any other users you would like to have access to
Test Flight you can repeat the process above and add more users with relevant roles.
5. Test Flight email for testing your App (iOS)
On your iOS Device go to the App Store and download the
When your App is ready, you will receive a
TestFlight invitation via email.
Open the email on your
iOS device, as it has a link to redeem the app in the
Tap on the
View In TestFlight
link to open the
and redeem the invite.
If you open the link on a desktop computer instead of an iOS Device, it will show a webpage with instructions on how to download the
TestFlight app and have a redeem code on the bottom.
If you have a Redeem Code, open the
TestFlight app and tap
Redeem in the top right and enter the code.
Don’t See the App after accepting the invite?
Try refreshing the screen by dragging / pulling the screen down until the spinning icon appears.
If no app is still showing, bring up the open apps screen by pressing the home button twice, or if your device has no home button, slowly drag up from the bottom until all of the open apps appear, and let go. Then swipe the
TestFlight app up to kill the running process.
Once you’ve approved the App, your project manager will trigger its push to production.
6. Generate an App Store Connect API Key
Account Owner to
App Store Connect
Users and Access >
App Store Connect API >
+ symbol to open the
Generate API Key dialog
In the newly created row, select
Download API Key
Attach the API Key (*.p8) file downloaded in the previous step
Copy and include the Issuer ID
Copy and include the Key ID