No signing identity found when archiving from Visual Studio for Windows Xamarin Forms iOS

Alamzaib 1 Reputation point

I created a distribution certificate provisional profile associated with that certificate and I also have a development certificate. On building the solution it shows "Detected signing identity" which you can see below.


Why is it not showing signing identity when uploading the build to the app store? See below s.s


I also signed in using an Apple account in VS. I also download provisional profiles. Seel below s.s


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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 24,336 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    I see that the iOS distribution cer status is Not In Keychain in the last picture you provided, I'm afraid this cer is created in your Mac. And I didn't see any distribution profiles under the list, I'm not sure if the last two are distribution profiles.

    Distribution sigining identities and provisioning profiles won't be avaiable while there is no connection to a Mac build host. So, you need to check the distribution profile and pair to Mac before achive.

    Try to download the profile to your Mac, double click the profile and check if the distribution cer is valid in Keychain of your Mac. Then you could try to pair to Mac and archive again. For more details, refer to

    In addition, you could try to open the XXX.iOS.csproj file in the folder by TextEdit, then find the following key and check it.

    <CodesignKey>iPhone Distribution</CodesignKey>  
     <CodesignProvision>XXXXX</CodesignProvision>//use your distribution profile name  

    Best Regards,
    Wenyan Zhang

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