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Apple Kicks Provisioning Profile Expirations Down the Road

Provisioning profiles have been expiring recently, causing popular apps like 1Password and PDFpen to stop working suddenly. Apple has “solved” this problem by making it so that Developer ID provisioning profiles generated after 22 February 2017 will be valid for a whopping 18 years, regardless of the expiration date of the associated certificate! That puts the problem off for so long that only institutions and individuals trying to keep historical systems functional will be likely to suffer. After all, some of us still have decades-old Macs that can run software of the 1990s without difficulty.Generic Globefollow link


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Anonymous  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2017-03-01 15:01
Thank you, Josh,

This topic is been stressing me out for a long time as I have many legacy people I support on different Classic macOSs' types. So far anything Apple and Windows' futures have been making, is difficulty in doing computer work, for the rest of us.

Can you help and write a Take Control book for the rest of us, on this subject?

Cheers, Barry

Update: To bad you need a D-U-N-S Number to be eligible.