This article provides information on organization developer accounts and the requirements for setting one up. Only the customer can setup their own developer account. During the process, Apple may even call the customer directly to verify their identity and confirm all the details that have been submitted are correct.
Important: Do not set up this account on behalf of the customer.
To setup and Organisation Developer Account, there is an enrolment fee of $99 or £79, and this renews annually.
To start the process, the following is required:
- An Apple ID.
- A business D-U-N-S Number.
- The authority to bind the business to Apple’s legal agreements.
- A publicly available website. The domain name must be associated with their organization.
- Ownership of an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.
The person who is registering must be the organizations’:
- Executive team member.
- Senior project lead.
- Or have legal authority granted to them by a senior employee.
An Apple Developer Account can be set up at: https://developer.apple.com/programs/enroll
Once this process has been completed, Apple should send an email usually within 24 hours confirming that the Apple Developer Account has been created successfully!
Important: It is advisable that the app name is the same name as the Organisation Developer Account. If the app name is different, Apple may require additional supporting documentation to prove that the app that is being published is owned by the organization.
Once this is complete, the next step is to invite BiznessApps as a team member.
To allow the BiznessApps publishing team to publish apps on behalf of an organization, the BusinessApps team member has to be added with role of admin to App Store Connect.
To do this your the customer will have to go to App Store Connect.
Once this has been setup, the BiznessApps publishing team will get an email confirmation from Apple. They will then be able to submit and publish apps to the Organisation’s developer account.