Version: 2017.1
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Delivering your application to the Mac App Store

This page describes the process of delivering your application to the Mac App Store.

First, you need to make sure you have the correct provisioning profiles installed in your keychain: the “3rd Party Mac Developer Application” and “3rd Party Mac Developer Installer” profiles. See Apple’s developer documentation on Maintaining Your Signing Identities and Certificates to learn how to do this.

Go to Edit > Project Settings > Player. Open the Other Settings tab and navigate to Mac App Store Options. Unity automatically applies these settings to your app’s info.plist file as CF keys (see Apple’s developer documentation on Core Foundation Keys to learn more).

Mac App Store Options
Mac App Store Options
プロパティー 機能
Bundle Identifier Enter the Bundle Identifier of your iTunesConnect App. This appears as CFBundleIdentifier in the associated info.plist file.

See Apple developer documentation on CFBundleIdentifier to learn more.
Version* Enter your application bundle version (for example 1.0, 2.0). This appears as CFBundleShortVersionString in the associated info.plist file.

See Apple developer documentation on CFBundleShortVersionString to learn more.
Build Enter the build number for this version of your app. This appears as CFBundleVersion in the associated info.plist file.

See Apple developer documentation on CFBundleVersion to learn more.
Mac App Store Validation Enable this to ensure that your app only runs when it contains a valid receipt from the Mac App Store. This prevents people from running the game on a different device to the one it was purchased on. Only disable this setting if you have implemented your own receipt validation.

Tick the Mac App Store Validation checkbox, then build your app (File > Build Settings… > Build).

Next, you need to create a GAMENAME.entitlements file and save it in any location. The easiest way to do this is to create an empty Mac app. To do this, open Xcode, create a new project with a macOS template, go to the Capabilities bar and enable App Sandbox. This automatically generates a basic .entitlements file.

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

 <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">

 <plist version="1.0">


 <key></key> <true/>



Note: Unity does not automatically update the info.plist file in versions 5.5 and earlier. Instead, you need to do this manually. See the Manual update section, below.

Open the info.plist file in Xcode (or any text editor), and add the following keys:


<string>{VALID APP CATEGORY, e.g.: }</string>


<string>{4 LETTER CREATOR CODE, e. g.:  GMAD }</string>

If you’re using Xcode 8.0+, you also need to add these fields to the info.plist file:



Next, fix read permissions on all the content in the .app. To do this, type the following into the macOS Terminal:

 chmod -R a+xr "/path/to/"

Sign the .App with the .entitlements you created earlier. To do this, type the following into the macOS Terminal:

 codesign -f --deep -s '3rd Party Mac Developer Application: DEVELOPER NAME' --entitlements "GAMENAME.entitlements" "/AppPath/"

Build the installer/pkg. To do this, type the following into the macOS Terminal:

 productbuild --component /Applications --sign "3rd Party Mac Developer Installer: DEVELOPER NAME" GAMENAME.pkg

Finally, use the Xcode ApplicationLoader to submit your app.

Optional additions

Manual info.plist update

If you’re using a Unity version older than 5.6, you need to add the bundle identifier and version string manually, after building your app.

Modify the following sections of the info.plist file to make it suitable for your app:


<string>{YOUR REGION}</string>


<string>{DESCRIPTIVE INFO}</string>


<string>com.{YOUR COMANY}.{YOUR APP NAME}</string>


<string>{YOUR APP NAME}</string>


<string>{VERSION NUMBER, e.g. 1.0.0}</string>


<string>{4 LETTER CREATOR CODE, e. g.:  GMAD }</string>


<string>{VERSION NUMBER, e.g. 100}</string>

Custom Icons

By default, Unity downsizes the icon image that you specified in Player Settings > Default Icons to generate an .icns file. This defines how your app’s icon appears in the macOS Finder and in the OS dock. However, you can replace it with a custom icon set if you want to.

  • Make a folder and name it UnityPlayer.iconset (or whichever name is set in your info.plist’s CFBundleIconFile/Icon File field) and place the following image names inside. Note that this folder must have the .iconset extension.










Make sure that the @2x.png images are double the size stated in the file name. For example, the image 512x512@2x.png contains an image that is 1024x1024. From the macOS Terminal, navigate to the directory where the .iconset directory is located, and enter the following command:

    iconutil -c icns UnityPlayer.iconset

Finally, right-click the .app file and, select Show Contents, and replace the iconset.icns with the one you created earlier.

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