All businesses who wish to publish an iOS app are required to enrol in the Apple Developer program. To enrol in the Apple Developer Program, you will need to pay a $99 (USD) annual publisher fee – charged by Apple. This fee is the same whether you enrol as an individual or as an organization/company, and it must be paid on a yearly basis.
The following must be completed to successfully enroll in the Apple Developer Program:
1. Create an Apple ID. If you already have an Apple ID, you do not need to complete this step. We do not recommend you use your personal Apple ID. Please note that creating an Apple ID is not the same as creating an Apple Developer account. Follow this link to learn how to create Your Apple ID.
a. Enable Two Factor Authentication on Apple ID. The Apple Developer Account requires 2FA to be enabled to make your account more secure. Follow this link to learn how to enable Two-factor authentication for Apple ID.
2. Obtain a D-U-N-S Number®. A D-U-N-S Number is a unique numeric identifier assigned to a business by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). It is a widely used business identifier. You cannot enrol in the Apple Developer Program without a D-U-N-S Number. Follow this link to learn how to request a D-U-N-S Number.
3. Enrol in the Apple Developer Program. After you have created your Apple ID and received your D-U-N-S Number, you can enrol into the Apple Developer Program. Follow this link to enrol in the Apple Developer Program. Instructions and requirements below:
a. Go to the Apple Developer Program enrolment page and click Start Your Enrolment.
b. Log in with your Apple ID and password.
c. When asked to verify your identity, enter the verification code sent to your Apple device/phone/email and click Continue.
d. From the Entity Type dropdown list, select Company/Organization and click Continue. If you create an Individual account you will not be able to invite Clubware to create an app for you.
e. In the Legal Entity Name field, enter the name of the business as it appears in the D-U-N-S lookup. Your enrolment will not be successful if the legal entity name does not match the one in the D&B profile.
f. In the D-U-N-S Number field, enter the D-U-N-S number assigned to the business and click continue
g. In the Website field, enter the URL for your website.
h. In the Phone Number field, enter the phone number where Apple can reach you. Apple will call to verify your enrolment.
i. You can leave the Tax ID/National ID field empty.
j. Under Confirm your signing authority, select the appropriate button. Upon selection, the Your Work Email field will be displayed. Enter your business email address and click Continue. You must use a business email with a private domain name (e.g., email@example.com). You cannot use gmail, hotmail or any of the common providers.
k. When you receive an email named “Your program enrolment has been received”, forward that email to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Confirm and pay for your Apple Developer Program membership. You can complete this step via the confirmation email Apple sends once you have enrolled.
5. Invite Clubware to your App Store Connect. After you have successfully enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, you must invite Clubware to your App Store Connect account so we can create your and update your app.
b. Log in with your Apple ID associated to your Apple Developer account.
c. On the App Store Connect home page, click Users and Access.
d. Click the Add button.
e. In the popup window, enter the following information and click Next.
f. First Name: Clubware
g. Last Name: Support
h. Email: email Clubware Support to provide you with a unique email to use
i. Under Roles, select the Admin checkbox.
j. Under Developer Resources, select the Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles checkbox.
k. Click Invite.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a D-U-N-S number?
The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location-specific basis. The D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier and is assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). For more information, see Apple Support D-U-N-S.
Do I have to create a new Apple ID?
Not necessarily, but we recommend using one tied to your business rather than a personal account. Click here to create a new Apple ID.
Why do I need Apple Two-Factor Authentication?
Apple requires all developers use two-factor authentication to verify ownership of their Developer account. You will need a qualifying Apple device to complete this step. Click here to see how Apple 2FA works.
Can I enrol in the Apple Developer Program as an individual instead of an organization?
Yes, however after enrolling you will need to contact Apple Developer Support to change your account over to an Organization before you can invite Clubware to create the app for you.
The following restrictions may apply:
What are the differences between an individual account and an organization account?
The main differences between an individual account and an organization account are as follows:
Apple Developer Program Enrolment is not accepting my Organization Information.
The business owner or manager will need to contact Apple Developer Support to question why the details obtained by Duns & Bradsheet are not being accepted by Apple.
Apple have rejected my enrolment because the website does not reference the legal business name.
The business owner or manager will need to contact Apple Developer Support to answer any business related questions to complete the enrollment.