This article will cover the steps to enroll for an Apple Developer Program. This is a necessary requirement to publish your mobile app on the Apple App Store.
Let’s get started:
You can have multiple apps under your account as long as they apply directly to your business and are all different in nature or intent. Additionally, they must adhere to Apple's terms and guidelines.
Navigate to the Apple Developer website. Create an Apple ID if you do not already have one by entering the following details:
Once you have created an Apple ID, you’ll need to enable two-factor authentication. This is a necessary requirement for all Apple IDs by Apple. You can set up two-factor authentication with an iPhone, iPad, or a computer.
Follow these steps for setting up two-factor authentication with an iPhone or an iPad:
Here, you may be prompted to answer a few security questions. Follow the instructions on the screen and answer the security questions.
Follow these steps to set up the two-factor authentication on the Apple Computer.
If you do not have an Apple product to set up two-factor authentication, reach out to the Apple support team to set it up on a non-Apple product.
If you do not have an Apple ID yet, you can create one by clicking on the Create yours now button.
You can either enroll as an Individual or as an Organization in the Apple Developer Program. We have discussed these two account types below:
Enrolling yourself as an organization will require you to provide a D-U-N-S Number. D-U-N-S number is a unique combination of nine-digit numbers that are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet and are widely used as standard business identifiers. Apple requires this information to verify your organization’s identity and legal entity status.If you do not have a D-U-N-S Number, then you get one for your organization here. Enrolling for and getting a D-U-N-S Number may take a few weeks to process.
In this section, you’ll be asked to fill out the contact information for your account. You’ll be brought to a series of web-pages where you’ll be submitting your personal information.
After you receive the payment approval email, your Apple developer account would have been created.