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Creating .ipa Files for Appium and XCUITest

We use a resigning course of to embed our personal provisioning profile into the uploaded .ipa file. With the profile in place, the app might be allowed to put in and launch on cloud gadgets. The performance of the app itself stays fully unmodified.

You can too use .ipa information generated by instruments outdoors of Xcode.

See more: How to create ipa file

Actual Units#

Creating .ipa Information for Appium Testing#

If you might want to preserve your personal provisioning profile within the .ipa file, disable the App Resigning possibility if you set the Gadget Settings in your app within the cloud.

You can too use the Appium functionality resigningEnabled=false to disable app resigning. This feature is out there for personal gadgets solely.

Constructing an .app Bundle#

  1. Open your app venture in Xcode.
  2. Choose a Generic iOS Gadget or Any iOS Gadget (arm64) as your product’s system goal.
  3. Within the Product menu, choose Clear.
  4. Within the Product menu, choose Construct.
  5. Navigate to your Xcode venture’s Merchandise listing and discover the generated .app file.

Constructing an .ipa from an .app Bundle#

  1. Create an empty listing with the identify Payload.
  2. Transfer the .app file contained in the Payload listing.
  3. Compress the Payload listing into an archive (.zip file) and provides it a brand new identify with .ipa appended to the top of the file identify.
  4. Your .ipa file is now prepared for add to Sauce Labs.

Constructing an .ipa File#

You need to use any of the present strategies of distribution in your iOS app, apart from the App Retailer kind. This implies which you could select any of the three different export strategies: Advert Hoc, Enterprise, or Growth.

  1. Open your app venture in Xcode.
  2. Choose Generic iOS Gadget or Any iOS Gadget (arm64) as your venture’s system goal.
  3. Within the Product menu, choose Clear.
  4. Within the Product menu, choose Archive. When the archiving course of completes, you will see your app listed below Archives.
  5. Choose your app and click on Export.
  6. When prompted for an export technique, choose Advert Hoc, Enterprise, or Growth.
  7. Set these Distribution choices:
    1. App Thinning: None.
    2. Clear the choice Rebuild from Bitcode.
    3. Strip Swift symbols is non-compulsory.
    4. Clear the choice Embody manifest for over-the-air set up.
  8. Choose your Distribution Certificates and Provisioning Profile (Computerized or Handbook). This can generate the .ipa file.
  9. When the file era course of completes, click on Export and select the place to avoid wasting the .ipa file.
  10. Your .ipa file is now prepared for add to Sauce Labs.

Creating an XCUITest Package deal#

saucectl v0.47.0+ helps archiving from .app to .ipa Testing with XCUITest.

  1. Open your app venture in Xcode.

  2. Choose Generic iOS Gadget or Any iOS Gadget (arm64) as your venture’s system goal.

  3. Ensure that the your UI assessments are a part of a Goal Membership and that these Targets are chosen to be inbuilt your Xcode Construct scheme. Targets containing UI Checks are sometimes chosen to be constructed on the “Check” construct motion.

  4. Generate your check package deal by deciding on Product > Construct For > Testing.

  5. Navigate to your Xcode venture’s Merchandise listing and discover the generated .app information.

Creating .ipa Information for XCUITest Testing#

Just be sure you set the identical iOS model in your app and check runner iOS Deployment Goal. If they do not match, your assessments will run regionally, however fail if you run them in opposition to Sauce Labs actual gadgets.

To set the iOS model in your Xcode Venture:

  1. Choose the Venture you wish to construct.
  2. Beneath Construct Settings, set the iOS Deployment Goal to the iOS model you wish to use in your check. All goal outputs of this venture, together with the app and your check runner, might be set to the identical iOS model.

To set the iOS model in your Xcode Goal:

  1. Choose the Goal in your Venture.
  2. Beneath Construct Settings, set the iOS Deployment Goal to the iOS model you wish to use in your check.

Digital Units#

Constructing an .app Bundle#

  1. Open your app venture in Xcode.
  2. Choose any accessible simulator as your product’s system goal.
  3. Within the Product menu, choose Clear.
  4. Within the Product menu, choose Construct.
  5. Navigate to your Xcode venture’s Merchandise listing and discover the generated .app file.
  6. Compress the .app file into an archive (.zip file). The .zip file is now able to add to Sauce Labs.

Sauce Labs Resigning Enablements#

Public Units#

Sauce Labs applies its personal resigning to apps which are put in on our public iOS gadgets. Our resigner consists of the next keychain-access-groups entitlements:

KeyValueapplication-identifier<string>XXXXXXXXXX.*</string>keychain-access-groups<array> <string>XXXXXXXXXX.*</string> <string>com.apple.token</string></array>get-task-allow<true/>com.apple.developer.team-identifier<string>XXXXXXXXXX</string>com.apple.developer.ubiquity-kvstore-identifier<string>XXXXXXXXXX.*</string>com.apple.developer.ubiquity-container-identifiers<array> <string>XXXXXXXXXX.*</string></array>inter-app-audio<true/>com.apple.developer.networking.networkextension<array> <string>app-proxy-provider</string> <string>content-filter-provider</string> <string>packet-tunnel-provider</string> <string>dns-proxy</string> <string>dns-settings</string></array>com.apple.developer.siri<true/>com.apple.developer.pass-type-identifiers<array> <string>XXXXXXXXXX.*</string></array>

Non-public Units#

In case your group requires particular entitlements, Sauce Labs provides you the choice to disable resigning for gadgets in your personal pool. When resigning is disabled, it’s possible you’ll signal your app utilizing your personal provisioning profile, which might embody any entitlements in:

  • com.apple.developer.associated-domains
  • com.apple.safety.application-groups
  • keychain-access-groups

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