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Provisioning profile doesn't support the capability

Creating Release iOS builds can fail if the provisioning profile is missing capabilities. Capabilities are enabled via the Apple Developer Portal

Apple requires you register "capabilities" for an iOS app's bundle identifier via an Apple endpoint before you can create a production build of your app. Capabilities are related to the native iOS plist *.entitlements file in a project.

In Xcode, this can be done via the "Signing and Capabilities" tab, but because managed projects don't use Xcode we need some other way to register (otherwise the production build will crash).

Tools like eas-cli are able to register capabilities with Apple, but only if the entitlements are defined statically i.e. not in a modifier. Because of this we recommend you modify the ios.entitlements object directly rather than through the withEntitlements mod.

How to fix

Do one of the following:

EAS Build

  • Ensure you have the latest version of eas-cli installed.
  • Ensure your entitlements are defined:
    • Managed: Run expo config --type prebuild and ensure the ios.entitlements has all of your capabilities defined.
    • Bare: Check that your ios/*/*.entitlements file has all of the desired entitlements defined. Alternatively you can open Xcode, go to the "Signing & Capabilities" tab, and check there.
  • Create a new iOS build with eas build -p ios
    • You should see a step Synced capabilities which will automatically sync the entitlements with Apple Dev Portal.

If this doesn't work, please open an issue on expo/eas-cli.

Xcode

💡 Bare workflow, and Apple Mac users only

  • Open the ios project in Xcode.
  • Go to the "Signing & Capabilities" tab.
  • Press "+ Capability" in the corner to select capabilities.
    • You can delete capabilities by pressing the "x" button in each capability's row.
    • Adding capabilities will cause Xcode to regenerate the provisioning profile.

capabilities

Apple Developer Portal

  • Go to Apple Dev Portal > Bundle Identifiers
    • Or developer.apple.com > "Account" > "Certificates, IDs & Profiles" > "Identifiers"
  • Find the "IDENTIFIER" matching your app's bundle identifer (defined in your app.json (ios.bundleIdentifer) or Xcode project).
  • Add the missing capabilities (i.e. "Associated Domains") entitlement.
    • Press "Save"
    • Acknowledge the "Modify App Capabilities" (current provisioning profiles will be invalid).
  • Rebuild your iOS app.

Errors

Here are some examples of what the Xcode build errors look like.

💡 If you built with EAS Build, you can download the build logs and run cat xcode-build.log | xcpretty to make the results more readable.

Associated Domains

The project has com.apple.developer.associated-domains in their *.entitlements, or ios.associatedDomains in their app.json or app.config.js.

❌  error: Provisioning profile "*[expo] com.bacon.myapp AppStore 2021-05-04T22:29:48.816Z" doesn't support the Associated Domains capability. (in target 'myapp' from project 'myapp')

❌  error: Provisioning profile "*[expo] com.bacon.myapp AppStore 2021-05-04T22:29:48.816Z" doesn't include the com.apple.developer.associated-domains entitlement. (in target 'myapp' from project 'myapp')

Many Missing Capabilities

❌  error: Provisioning profile "*[expo] com.bacon.myapp AppStore 2021-05-04T22:29:48.816Z" doesn't support the Apple Pay, HealthKit, Near Field Communication Tag Reading, and Sign in with Apple capability. (in target 'myapp' from project 'myapp')

❌  error: Provisioning profile "*[expo] com.bacon.myapp AppStore 2021-05-04T22:29:48.816Z" doesn't include the com.apple.developer.applesignin,