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Delivering to the Mac App Store

This page contains information about Mac App Store-specific delivery requirements. For information on how to submit your application to the Mac App Store, see Submitting apps to the Mac App Store.

Delivery requirements

The Mac App Store’s upload process includes similar content validation to notarization. Because of this, the Mac App Store doesn’t require you to notarize your application. However, when you build your macOS application, the Mac App Store has additional requirements. This section describes Mac App Store-specific requirements and explains how to meet them.

Mac App Store validation

Before you build your application, enable the Mac App Store Validation property. To do this:

  1. Open Project Settings (menu: Edit > Project Settings).
  2. Go to Player > Other Settings > Mac App Store Options.
  3. Enable Mac App Store Validation.

This enables receipt validation for the Mac App Store. This means that your application only runs when it contains a valid receipt from the Mac App Store. This prevents people from running the application on a different computer to the one they purchased it on. This property is in the Mac App Store Options section of Player Settings.

Signing identity

To distribute your application via the Mac App Store, Apple requires you to use one of the following signing identities when you code sign your application:

  • A Mac App Distribution signing identity. This uses the following format where TTT identifies your team:
    3rd Party Mac Developer Application: TTT
  • An Apple Distribution signing identity. This uses the following format where TTT identifies your team:
    Apple Distribution: TTT
Digital distribution services for macOS applications
tvOS