How to build apps with Apple Enterprise provisioning profile for Release without Live Sync

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  1. Plamen Ratchev
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    Posted 24 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello,

    How do we build apps using Apple Enterprise provisioning profile for Release built with Live Sync disabled?

    Regards,

    Plamen Ratchev
  2. Pavel Kolev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Plamen,

    Thank you for contacting us. LiveSync is only available when you Build your project for testing or personal distribution. When you publish your app to any of the official stores - Google Play or App Store, this feature is disabled. So you don't have to do anything to disable it when publishing.

    If you need any further assistance don't hesitate to contact us. 

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    Pavel Kolev
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  3. Plamen Ratchev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Pavel, 

    Thank you for your response. I've already tried using the Publish option, but the problem is that when I get to the step where I need to select a provision profile the application only lists profiles that are marked for AppStore. I dont see the Enterprise type of profiles (those are visible if i try the Build option though). 

    Regards, 

    Plamen Ratchev






  4. Pavel Kolev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Plamen,

    Currently you can't publish to App Store with your Enterprise profile. This is in our roadmap for the next releases. However you can achieve the same thing with Telerik AppManager which will be integrated with AppBuilder with the next release so stay tuned.

    If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us.

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    Pavel Kolev
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  5. Plamen Ratchev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Pavel, 

    From what I see the AppManager is no good for us since our client requests the app to be deployed on his internal servers. And if I read the info about AppManager right the apps will be hosted on Telerik's servers.

    Isn't there any workaround to build the application without LiveSync and using an Enterprise provision profile. We really can't wait for the next release of AppBuilder since the application is on a deadline of end of March, when it should be released to our client's internal servers!

    Regards, 

    Plamen Ratchev
  6. Answer
    Pavel Kolev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Plamen,

    From what I understand you want to build your app and host it on client's servers so it can be available for download from there.

    You can always build your application with Enterprise provisions (note that we are talking about build - not publishing). If you go through the Build Wizard (Run -> Build) when you select iOS and then the Provision option you can see that there is a small toggle at the bottom that you can use to disable LiveSync and then build your app. After the build is completed you can download the .ipa file and host it on your servers.

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    Pavel Kolev
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  7. Plamen Ratchev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Pavel, 

    The small detail that you missed to mention is that this toggle is available only from the Web Client of AppBuilder. There is no such option in the Windows Client (hopefully will be available in one of the future versions) ;)

    Thanks for your help!

    Plamen Ratchev
  8. Pavel Kolev
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Plamen,

    Thank you for the report. We will fix the issue in the next releases. 

    If you need any further assistance don't hesitate to contact us.

    Regards,
    Pavel Kolev
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  9. Rob Lauer
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    Posted 25 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Plamen,

    My name is Rob Lauer and I'm Product Manager for AppManager. I'm curious to know more about your client's need to have the apps hosted internally. With AppManager while the binaries themselves are on our servers, they are distributed and run on the mobile devices themselves. Are there security considerations that they are concerned about? We're just looking to find out more about our customers' needs in this area.

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    Rob Lauer
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  10. Plamen Ratchev
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    Posted 26 Mar 2014 in reply to Rob Lauer Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    We are not sure how access to the application package is controlled within the AppManager. Our client wants to utilize existing ACL (Windows Active Directory) in order to allow or reject access to the application package. Also, they are concerned that using AppManager in terms of hosting the package on Telerik’s servers might violate Apple’s Enterprise Developer program Terms & Conditions where the Enterprise program should be used to internally host and deploy applications to company employees.

    Regards,

    Plamen Ratchev
  11. Rob Lauer
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    Posted 27 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Plamen,

    With the first version of AppManager, the customer can create their own set of credentials to access the private app store. In future versions we are strongly considering Active Directory integration though, so stay tuned. AppManager is definitely not in violation of Apple's terms - there are numerous companies providing these "mobile application management" solutions like this.

    If/when you have additional questions please feel free to contact me directly at rob.lauer@telerik.com

    Regards,
    Rob Lauer
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