STEP 1: Acquire Your 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. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier. Read more.

 

STEP 2: Set Up Apple Developer Account

The Apple Developer Program is for individuals and organizations developing apps for distribution on the App Store, the Mac App Store, and outside of the Mac App Store with Developer ID. Resources for Safari extensions are also included

How to enroll in the Apple Developer Program as an Individual:

 Go to the Apple Developer Program enrollment page and click Start Your Enrollment.

  1. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

  2. When asked to verify your identity, enter the verification code sent to your Apple ID email address and click Continue.

  3. Under Entity Type, select Individual / Sole Proprietor / Single Person Business from the list and click Continue.

  4. On the Contact Information page, enter your personal information in the provided fields.

    • The App Store will list your legal name as the seller.

  5. Select the checkbox at the bottom of the Apple Developer Program License Agreement and click Continue.

  6. In the Summary for Review page, review the information you have entered and click Continue.

  7. Review your purchase details. Under Automatic Renewal, select the checkbox to renew your membership automatically.

    • If you do not select automatic renewal, please set a reminder on your calendar (repeated yearly) to renew your membership every year. Your app will be removed from the App Store within 24 hours upon the expiration of your membership.

  8. When you are forwarded to the App Store, log in again with the same Apple ID and password.

  9. On the next screen, pay $99 with your credit card and click Continue.

  10. Accept the Terms & Conditions and click Continue.

  11. Follow the on-screen instructions until you see the Thank You page.

    • You have enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. You will receive two welcome emails and a payment confirmation email from Apple at your Apple ID email address.

How to enroll in the Apple Developer Program as an Organization:

  1. Go to the Apple Developer Program enrollment page and click Start Your Enrollment.

  2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

  3. Apple will prompt you to complete two-factor authentication. Click Allow on your mobile device to receive a verification code.

  4. Under Two-factor Authentication on your browser, enter the verification code sent to your mobile device and click Continue.

  5. Read the Apple Developer Agreement, select the By checking this box I confirm that I have read and agree to be bound by the Agreement above checkbox and click Submit.

    • If Apple updates the license agreement for the Apple Developer Program before your Achieve Client App is launched, you must accept the new agreement.

  6. Click Continue enrollment on the web.

  7. Under I develop apps as, select Company / Organization and click Continue.

  8. Under Authority to Sign Legal Agreements, select the appropriate option:

    • I am the owner/founder and have the authority to bind my organization to legal agreements

      • If you select this option, enter your email address in the Work Email The email address you enter must match the one you provided when requesting a D-U-N-S Number.

    • My organization has given me the authority to bind it to legal agreements

      • If you select this option, in the Verification Contact field, enter a senior employee’s contact information. Apple will use this information to contact the senior employee at your organization and confirm enrollment in the Apple Developer Program.

  9. Under Organization Information, enter the information for your organization:

    • In the Legal Entity Name field, enter the name of your business as it appears in the D-U-N-S lookup.

      • Your enrollment will not be successful if the legal entity name does not match the one in the D&B profile.

    • In the D-U-N-S Number field, enter the nine-digit D-U-N-S Number assigned to your business. For more information on retrieving your D-U-N-S Number, see What is a D-U-N-S Number?

    • In the Website field, enter the website URL for your organization.

      • The website URL can be a publicly available website with a domain name associated with your organization.

    • In the Headquarters Phone field, enter a phone number where Apple can reach you to verify enrollment.

    • In the Tax ID/National ID field, enter your organization’s Tax ID/National ID.

      • This is an optional field.

    • Type the correct characters in the CAPTCHA.

  10. Click Continue.

    • If you receive an error message under the Legal Entity Name field, click update your D&B profile and submit your business’s information. You may continue this procedure once your profile has been updated.

  11. On the Summary for Review page, review and confirm the information. Select the This is the correct headquarters address for my organization checkbox and click Submit.
    When you receive an email from Apple with the subject line Your program enrollment has been received.

  12. After submitting your application, Apple will contact you to verify your enrollment information.

    • During this call, you must be able to provide Apple with your D-U-N-S Number and the information you used to request a D-U-N-S Number.

    • You must also be able to show Apple your business information (such as your business location addresses and business hours) on either your own website.

  13. Apple will send a confirmation email to your Apple ID email address with a link enclosed to confirm and pay for your developer membership. The $99 (USD) membership is billed annually.

    • We strongly suggest you sign up for Automatic Renewal payments to prevent service disruption. When you are paying for your Apple Developer Program membership, review your purchase details and select Automatic Renewal. If you do not select Automatic Renewal, please set an annual reminder to renew your membership. Your app will be removed from the App Store within 24 hours upon the expiration of your membership.


STEP 3: Grant Sandbox Commerce Admin Access

Allow  engineering@sandboxcommerce.com admin access

That gives us access to your developer account to submit a build for review on your behalf. All that's left from there is for Apple to review and approve it.

  1. Go to https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/login

  2. Log in with your Apple Developer account information.

  3. On the App Store Connect home page, click Users and Access.

  4. Click the Add button.

  5. In the popup, enter the following information:

  6. Click Next.

  7. Under Roles, select the Admin checkbox.

  8. Under Developer Resources, select the Access to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles checkbox.

  9. Click Invite.

Per Apple: On average, 50% of apps are reviewed in 24 hours and over 90% are reviewed in 48 hours.

Once Apple gives their approval, you're all set!

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