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Because you would rather spend your time building stuff than fighting provisioning

sigh can create, renew, download and repair provisioning profiles (with one command). It supports App Store, Ad Hoc, Development and Enterprise profiles and supports nice features, like auto-adding all test devices.

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sigh is part of fastlane: The easiest way to automate beta deployments and releases for your iOS and Android apps.


  • Download the latest provisioning profile for your app
  • Renew a provisioning profile, when it has expired
  • Repair a provisioning profile, when it is broken
  • Create a new provisioning profile, if it doesn't exist already
  • Supports App Store, Ad Hoc and Development profiles
  • Support for multiple Apple accounts, storing your credentials securely in the Keychain
  • Support for multiple Teams
  • Support for Enterprise Profiles

To automate iOS Push profiles you can use pem.

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Why not let Xcode do the work?

  • sigh can easily be integrated into your CI-server (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Xcode sometimes invalidates all existing profiles
  • You have control over what happens
  • You still get to have the signing files, which you can then use for your build scripts or store in git

See sigh in action:



Note: It is recommended to use match according to the for generating and maintaining your provisioning profiles. Use sigh directly only if you want full control over what's going on and know more about codesigning.

sudo gem install sigh

Make sure, you have the latest version of the Xcode command line tools installed:

xcode-select --install



Yes, that's the whole command!

sigh will create, repair and download profiles for the App Store by default.

You can pass your bundle identifier and username like this:

sigh -a -u username

If you want to generate an Ad Hoc profile instead of an App Store profile:

sigh --adhoc

If you want to generate a Development profile:

sigh --development

To generate the profile in a specific directory:

sigh -o "~/Certificates/"

To download all your provisioning profiles use

sigh download_all

For a list of available parameters and commands run

sigh --help


By default, sigh will install the downloaded profile on your machine. If you just want to generate the profile and skip the installation, use the following flag:

sigh --skip_install

To save the provisioning profile under a specific name, use the -q option:

sigh -a -u username -q "myProfile.mobileprovision"

If for some reason you don't want sigh to verify that the code signing identity is installed on your local machine:

sigh --skip_certificate_verification

If you need the provisioning profile to be renewed regardless of its state use the --force option. This gives you a profile with the maximum lifetime. --force will also add all available devices to this profile.

sigh --force

By default, sigh will include all certificates on development profiles, and first certificate on other types. If you need to specify which certificate to use you can either use the environment variable SIGH_CERTIFICATE, or pass the name or expiry date of the certificate as argument:

sigh -c "SunApps GmbH"

For a list of available parameters and commands run

sigh --help

Use with fastlane

sigh becomes really interesting when used in fastlane in combination with cert.

Update your Fastfile to contain the following code:

lane :beta do
  sigh(force: true)

force: true will make sure to re-generate the provisioning profile on each run. This will result in sigh always using the correct signing certificate, which is installed on the local machine.


sigh can automatically repair all your existing provisioning profiles which are expired or just invalid.

sigh repair


If you generated your ipa file but want to apply a different code signing onto the ipa file, you can use sigh resign:

sigh resign

sigh will find the ipa file and the provisioning profile for you if they are located in the current folder.

You can pass more information using the command line:

sigh resign ./path/app.ipa --signing_identity "iPhone Distribution: Felix Krause" -p "my.mobileprovision"


With sigh manage you can list all provisioning profiles installed locally.

sigh manage

Delete all expired provisioning profiles

sigh manage -e

Or delete all iOS Team Provisioning Profile by using a regular expression

sigh manage -p "iOS\ ?Team Provisioning Profile:"

Environment Variables

Run sigh --help to get a list of all available environment variables.

If you're using cert in combination with fastlane the signing certificate will automatically be selected for you. (make sure to run cert before sigh)

How does it work?

sigh will access the iOS Dev Center to download, renew or generate the .mobileprovision file. It uses spaceship to communicate with Apple's web services.

How is my password stored?

sigh uses the CredentialsManager from fastlane.


fastlane Toolchain

  • fastlane: The easiest way to automate beta deployments and releases for your iOS and Android apps
  • deliver: Upload screenshots, metadata and your app to the App Store
  • snapshot: Automate taking localized screenshots of your iOS app on every device
  • frameit: Quickly put your screenshots into the right device frames
  • pem: Automatically generate and renew your push notification profiles
  • produce: Create new iOS apps on iTunes Connect and Dev Portal using the command line
  • cert: Automatically create and maintain iOS code signing certificates
  • spaceship: Ruby library to access the Apple Dev Center and iTunes Connect
  • pilot: The best way to manage your TestFlight testers and builds from your terminal
  • boarding: The easiest way to invite your TestFlight beta testers
  • gym: Building your iOS apps has never been easier
  • scan: The easiest way to run tests of your iOS and Mac app
  • match: Easily sync your certificates and profiles across your team using git
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Use the 'Provisioning Quicklook plugin'

Download and install the Provisioning Plugin.

It will show you the mobileprovision files like this: assets/QuickLookScreenshot.png

App Identifier couldn't be found

If you also want to create a new App Identifier on the Apple Developer Portal, check out produce, which does exactly that.

What happens to my Xcode managed profiles?

sigh will never touch or use the profiles which are created and managed by Xcode. Instead sigh will manage its own set of provisioning profiles.

Need help?

Please submit an issue on GitHub and provide information about your setup

Code of Conduct

Help us keep sigh open and inclusive. Please read and follow our Code of Conduct.


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license. See the LICENSE file.

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