Apple notifies developers on upcoming changes in purchase receipt signing certificate. Developers who use custom receipt validation should update their software accordingly.
If your app validates App Store receipts on device, make sure your app will support the SHA-256 version of this certificate. New apps and app updates that don’t support the SHA-256 version of this certificate will no longer be accepted by the App Store starting August 14, 2023.Apple Developer
Apple also notifies developers that they should migrate to Xcode 14 or
notarytool utility by November 1, 2023. Submissions from Xcode 13 and
altool utilities will be no longer accepted then.
- June 20, 2023. Receipts in the sandbox environment will be signed with the SHA‑256 version of this certificate for devices running a minimum of iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6, tvOS 16.6, watchOS 9.6, or macOS Ventura 13.5.
- August 14, 2023. Receipts in new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store, as well as all apps in sandbox, will be signed with the SHA‑256 intermediate certificate.
- November 1, 2023. Notarization requests will be only accepted by Xcode 14 and newer or
- Upcoming changes to the App Store receipt signing intermediate certificate
- Handling App Store receipt signing certificate change
- Apple notary service update
Developer:Check updates on certificates, if needed. Check documentation for notarytool.
QA engineer:Be ready to check new receipt validation, if needed.
PM/DM:Plan updates accordingly.
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