How to check existing app entitlements of an iOS app


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Quite often when you re-sign applications the current app entitlements may get overwritten and you may have issues with the app.

You can check the app entitlements prior to generating a new App ID in order to confirm that you have all the correct entitlements.

This can be done by following the steps below:

Pre-requisites you need a Mac with Xcode installed

  1. Copy an existing IPA file into another folder and rename it from yourapp.ipa to yourapp.zip

  2. Extract the zip, you will end up with a Payload folder that contains yourapp.app

  3. Open terminal and navigate to the payload folder (or specify the full path) and run the following command

    codesign -d --entitlements - ayourapp.app/yourapp

4.This should give you a list of app entitlements in XML format (see example below)

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

        <key>application-identifier</key>

        <string>uniqueID.com.yourdomain.yourapp</string>

        <key>com.apple.developer.team-identifier</key>

        <string>UNIQUEID</string>

        <key>get-task-allow</key>

        <false/>

        <key>keychain-access-groups</key>

        <array>

            <string>uniqueID.com.yourdomain.yourapp</string>

        </array>

    </dict>

    </plist>