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File Chooser on Xcode 10.1

File Chooser on Xcode 10.1

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The recent migration to xcode 10.1 broke builds for apps using the file chooser API. In order to use that API we need to make changes to the provisioning profile to include iCloud support. With the new version you must have a container associated with iCloud for this to work.

To fix this follow these steps:

iCloud Settings
Figure 1. iCloud Settings
  • Create a new iCloud container and give it a unique name/package

  • Go back to the icloud settings edit mode and select the new container in the list of containers as such

Select the Container
Figure 2. Select the Container
  • Next regenerate and download the provisioning profiles, replace the ones in your app with the new provisioning profiles

Notice that this will only work with the default xcode 10.1 mode. It seems that the application loader now requires this as Apple no longer accepts binaries with xcode 9.2 that use the older approach (without containers).

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  • Eric Kimotho says:

    Thank you for this. Apple website was updated and menus rearranged. Below are the steps I followed.
    1 Login to developer account

    2 Select Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles

    3 Select iCloud containers from drop down in the right (where default value shown is App IDs)

    4 Click + icon to add new identifier/container – by default iCloud containers will be selected

    5 Click Continue

    6 Enter description eg Name of the CN1 app,

    7 Enter identifier eg CN1 app package name and click continue, note iCloud prefix will be added by default

    8 Click Register

    9 You are taken back to identifiers listing created iCloud containers

    10 Select App IDs from drop down in the right

    11 Select app you need to enable iCloud (Note Apps are appearing here after sending successful iOS build, note in this case filechooser lib should first be uninstalled from project (using this link for build to be successful)

    12 Scroll down and check iCloud then select include CloudKit support (requires Xcode 6)

    13 Click Edit button, a dialog with iCloud containers will show

    14 Select iCloud container to use and click continue

    15 Click save button at top right corner

    16 A warning dialog that provisioning will be revalidated and need to be regenerated will show, click continue

    17 Back to IDE reinstall filechooser lib

    18 Under project’s iosCerts folder, delete both provisioning profiles and rerun certificate wizard to regenerate provisioning profiles which will now have iCloud enabled

    19 Send iOS build, should be successful now

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