Establishing Your Developer Account
Your Apple Developer account will be the “home” for your apps and identify your apps as belonging to your organization. Don't worry, Pathable will still be building and submitting your app to the App Store -- all that's changing is the account under which the submission happens.
Also note that this requirement only applies to Apple's iOS App Store. Unless you require it, Pathable will continue to host and submit your Android apps through our Google Play Developer Account.
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.
Establishing your account is simple; just follow the steps below!
Step 1: Verify or enroll for a D-U-N-S number.
The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that identifies business entities. The D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier and Apple requires it to verify your business. It is free to obtain a D-U-N-S number for your business.
Action required: Go to http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html and enter your organization’s information. If you have a D-U-N-S number, it will be displayed. If not, you’ll sign up for it there.
Step 2: Remember or obtain an Apple ID
If you do not already have an Apple ID associated with your corporate email address, create one now. You can do so by visiting developer.apple.com, click "Account" in the upper right, then click "Create Apple ID".
Step 3: Enroll in Apple Developer
Action required: Go to https://developer.apple.com/enroll/ and log in with your Apple ID from Step 2. Agree to the Developer Terms of Service to turn your Apple ID in to an Apple developer ID (fancy!). From now on, this Apple ID will be called the "Team Agent" and is the master administrator for the account. Here are the steps to make the developer account:
- For Entity Type, choose “Company/Organization” if a
for-profit organization, and “Nonprofit Organization” if a nonprofit. Apple waives the $99/yr developer fee for
- Confirm that you are permitted to act on your company’s
behalf, and provide company information, including D-U-N-S number from Step 1
- Agree to the Apple Terms of Service
- Confirm the Apple ID Information, Entity Type, and Contact
- If you would like automatic renewals, select the
auto-renewal box (this is optional, though recommended), then click ‘Purchase’
to enroll and pay for your yearly iOS Developer Account.
Apple will send a confirmation email to the Team Agent within 24 hours notifying you that your iOS Developer Account was successfully created.
Step 4: Add your Client Happiness Manager as an admin to your developer account
Action required: Once you’ve received the confirmation email, log in to https://developer.apple.com/ and click “Account” in the upper-left corner.
- Select “People” from the center of the page or the People
menu on the left.
- Select “Invite People.”
- Invite firstname.lastname@example.org
as an admin.
Step 5: Add your Client Happiness Manager as an admin to your Apple App Store account
Action required: Log in to https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/
- Select “Users and Roles”
- Select the plus sign in the upper-left to add a new user
- New user first name: Pathable
- New user last name: Admin
- New user email: email@example.com
- For the new user’s User Role, choose “Admin”
- For the new user’s User Notifications, select all options
- Select Save.
Apple will automatically send an email invitation to your Happiness Manager to invite them into your account, but it’s a good idea to check in with them, because the invitation email does get swept up in spam filters on rare occasions.