Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Code Signing Is Flaky and Unreliable

Tom Harrington:

For whatever it’s worth, I’ve been developing iOS apps since early 2008 and I regard the code signing process as conceptually straightforward. In practice though, it’s flaky and unreliable. More than six years in and I still routinely lose a day to trying to get code signing working again.


Code signing works or doesn’t work for incomprehensible reasons. Getting signing working again does not result in learning any useful skills that can be applied to future attempts.

The bug’s original title was more colorful.

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