How to Solve Code Signing Error – “No Profile for Team”

No Profile For Team Code Sign Error

How to Solve “No Profile for Team” in iOS and Android?

Code signing can easily get confusing because of the multiple components involved in the process. When developers get their codes signed digitally by Certificate Authority (CA), they need to ensure that the code is protected and the developer is verified.

Even with the rigorous verification processes, a code signing certificate can experience some errors, including “No Profile for Team.” This error, along with others in this same process, can delay the launch of the software package or executables.

Not only is the “No Profile for Team” error is frustrating, but the “No Account for Team” error can also throw off all your preparation. In this guide, we will help you understand the error, followed by the steps to resolve the issue.

What Does ‘No Profile for Team’ Mean?

Here’s an example of how this error shows up during execution;

No profile for team ‘RGNG4KKEAN’ matching ‘PD_Prod_18_March’ found: Xcode couldn’t find any provisioning profiles matching ‘RGNG4KKEAN/PD_Prod_18_March’.

The error message is followed by another statement, which can be a possible solution to the issue.

Install the profile (by dragging and dropping it onto Xcode’s dock item) or select a different one in the Signing & Capabilities tab of the target editor. (in target ‘TargetName’ from project ‘ProjectName’).

As for the reason for this code, there are many. We have seen several developers adopt different methods to solve the issue. Practically, since every code is different and every profile is different, the reason for this error code can also vary.

At some point, the developers might have to try out different things. While finding solutions to solve this problem, developers unplug their phone from their computers or laptop, and the code signing error vanished.

In some cases, the developers had to go through an elaborate process of changing several internal settings to get it right. Usually, this code signing error message specifically mentions the account or profile that is not matching or not found.

So, one of the solutions we can use is to check the profile specifically and make changes. Hence, there are different solutions to this issue, and we will discuss them in this article.

How to Solve ‘No Profile for Team’?

The majority of the solutions you will find for this problem on the web are related to XCode, which is an IDE for iOS development. However, the same “no profile for team” error in the code signing certificate can also be present in an Android application or solution.

1. Start by opening the XCode locally simultaneously, and note the name of the profile flagged in the error code.

error: No profile for team ’31U82WUKS4′ matching ‘match AppStore com.circleci.HelloCircle’ found: Xcode couldn’t find any provisioning profiles matching ’31U82WUKS4/match AppStore com.circleci.HelloCircle’. Install the profile (by dragging and dropping it onto Xcode’s dock item) or select a different one in the Signing & Capabilities tab of the target editor. (in target ‘HelloCircle’ from project ‘HelloCircle’)

In the error message above, the profile which has been flagged in match AppStore com.circleci.HelloCircle.

Along with identifying the name, you must also check the type of release configuration. Whether it is an AppStore or Ad Hoc release configuration.

2. Once you have this information, head over to the code signing settings of the target file in XCode.

The window for the target file will resemble the one above. On this window, you have to check a few things;

  • Whether the “Automatically Manage Signing” is unchecked. This must be unchecked because the code build won’t work with the way the keychain is configured in the automatic code signing system.
  • Also, check whether the provisioning profile is manually set to match the type of build. In Xcode, you choose between debug and release. For debugging, the match should be set at match Development, and for release, it should be set at match AppStore or match Adhoc.

When everything else fails, the last option is to run the match nuke command. This command will revoke all the certificates and profiles meant for a specified environment. It will revoke all the certificates and profiles for the AppStore and Adhoc builds.

However, note that after running the match nuke command, you will have to run the fastlane match once again. This will allow you to generate new certificates and profiles.

In an Android application or software’s code signing error, you need to follow the same steps with the difference that here you need to work with the Android IDE.

In the IDE you are using for code signing certificates for Android applications;

  • Create a team associated with the code signing certificate.
  • Configure the team profile with the configurations and permissions you need for key usage.
  • Select the team created recently in both general and build settings.

This is how you can solve the code signing error in Android and iOS-based applications and solutions.

What Other Errors Developers Face With Code Signing?

“No profile for team” isn’t the only error developers face with their code signing procedures. At times, they are faced with other issues as well like;

  • Too long with no output
  • Xcode errors
  • Fastlane errors
  • No applicable device found

These are common issues developers face while code singing. Code signing errors are more common with iOS because Apple has set some strict rules for publishing an application on their store.

On Android, the developers might not have to follow such strict rules. Android has an open design philosophy. As a result, the developers do not have the obligation to sign their applications mandatorily.

Here’s a brief about the code signing errors developers come across in iOS applications.

1. Fastlane errors:

Due to this error, user interaction is not allowed. The command usr/bin/codesign failed with exit code 1 will show in this sort of error.

To solve this, you need to make sure that your signing private key is accessible by the Codesign. To check this, open Keychain access and select your signing private key.

In its properties, check that “Allow all applications to access this itemis selected.

Plus, another error script for this type of errors includes could not find a matching code signing identity for type ‘n.

When this error shows, it means that no certificates are available on the Apple Developer Portal.

2. Xcode Errors:

One of the common Xcode errors is Error Domain = IDEDistributionErrorDomain Code=1 “The operation couldn’t be completed.” The prevalence of this error can be attributed to different reasons.

However, to remove this, you can try the following resolutions;

  • Verify that the Keychain in your possession is valid and that you don’t have an expired WWDR certificate.
  • Second, verify that the certificate and provisioning profile is valid. You have to check this in the Keychain and on the Apple Developer Portal.

Another common Xcode error arises when the provisioning profile and the bundle identifier do not match. The code signing error The provisioning profile specified in your build settings (“X”) has an AppID of “Y,” which does not match your bundle identifier “Z” will pop up.

To resolve this, you need to check the mismatching bundle identifier and specify the right provisioning profile in the target.

Conclusion

Code signing is an important part of every software or solution launch. A code-signed application gets better traction, higher trust, and the public’s confidence. However, some code signing errors like “no profile for team” can throw off your workflow.

These types of errors are fairly easy to solve, but the right solution is sometimes challenging to find. We hope, this article helps iOS, and Android developers try and find the right resolution for the error code.

Recommended Read: How to Code Sign Your iOS and iPadOS Apps Before Publishing on App Store

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Janki Mehta

Janki Mehta

Janki Mehta is a Cyber-Security Enthusiast who constantly updates herself with new advancements in the Web/Cyber Security niche. Along with theoretical knowledge, she also implements her practical expertise in day-to-day tasks and helps others to protect themselves from threats.