Before starting with the generation of your iOS certificates you need to be registered as an Apple developer
. It has a cost of $99
(€79) per year.
Joining an Apple Developer Program
is the first step to submit your apps on the App Store. As a member, you have access to all the resources you need to configure devices and to submit apps and updates.
To enroll the iOS Developer Program
you have to go to this link https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/
, follow the subscription process and pay.
After the payment it will take up to 24 hours to confirm the activation of your account.
When you will receive the mail titled “Welcome to iTunes Connect!
”, well… It’s done ;)
Now that you have your developer account, you can start with the creation of the certificates going to this link https://developer.apple.com/membercenter/
Now the the question is… Which certificates and for what are they for?
For the creation of your app you need 2 certificates, the iOS Distribution and the APNS Production iOS.