App Store Connect API

With the App Store Connect API you can automate tasks you perform on the Apple Store Connect website.

This feature will be available soon

With Updraft you can distribute your iOS builds to TestFlight easily. To make this possible, you need to add an Apple Connect Key to your project.


  • Be an Admin or Account Holder on the App Store Connect website

  • Be an Owner of the Project on Updraft

Create a App Store Connect API Key

  1. Check if the correct Team is selected in the top right corner

  2. Select Users and Access.

  3. Go to the Integrations tab.

  4. Click on the Add (+) button.

  5. Enter a name for the key. The name is for your reference only and is not part of the key itself.

  6. Under Access, select the role for the key. The roles that apply to keys are the same roles that apply to users on your team.

  7. Click Generate. The new key’s name, key ID, a download link, and other information appears on the page.

  8. Download and Store the Private Key.

The private key is available for download only once. Apple does not keep a copy of the private key. Store your private key in a safe place!

Add the API Key to Updraft

  1. Login with an Owner Account on Updraft

  2. Go to the Profile section on the left and then Developer Accounts

  3. Now click on App Store Connect API under new Integration

  4. Upload your .p8 file which you just downloaded from the App Store Connect page

  5. Insert the Key Name, Issuer ID and Key ID from the same App Store Connect page

  6. Press Save

That's it, well done!

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