I ran into following error when clicking Build > Build and Go after you open your .xcodeproj file in XCode. I was attempting to download and run my iPhone app on my iPhone device (not the simulator).

XCode Error

XCode Error

Code Sign error: The identity ‘iPhone Developer’ doesn’t match any valid certificate/private key pair in the default keychain
The error means you need to create your provisioning profile (.mobileprovision file) and/or certificate (.cer file). To create both, first log into the iPhone Dev Center. Then click on the iPhone Developer Program Portal on the right:

iPhone Dev Center

iPhone Dev Center

Then click on “Launch Assistant” button (which will walk you through creating and installing the provisioning profile and certificate):

iPhone Developer Program Portal

iPhone Developer Program Portal


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7 Responses to “Resolve Code Sign error: The identity ‘iPhone Developer’ doesn’t match any valid certificate/private key pair in the default keychain”
  1. Jon Evans says:

    this is such a BS posting

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  2. random developer says:

    agree. useless post.

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  3. jesus says:

    Funking waste of time.

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  4. rnd says:

    helped a lot jerks

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  5. CK says:

    This helped a lot. iOS Provisioning or whaever is the new link name

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  6. sam says:

    fuck you ,,,,waste my time

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