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How to regenerate a Mac Developer certificate in XCode

June 08, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

If you have a Developer ID account (you’ve paid Apple for the account) refer to this guide instead: Apple Guide- Maintaining Certificates

If you are a humble idiot who somehow lost the key for your Mac Developer account and your project won’t compile and you see either of the following:
Missing Private Key
Not in Keychain

Choose your project in the Project Navigator and go to the General tab. In the Signing group, check the option ‘Automatically manage signing’.
Signing group in general tab

Even if it fails the first time, try again after restarting Xcode. It will arrange a new certificate for you.

I hope you found it useful. I would have saved so much time if I had found this info somewhere yesterday!

Written by Pawan Hegde who loves tinkering with code. If you want to know more about him, maybe you should visit his website