There is a known authentication error when signing in to publish an iOS app. The error is caused by any of the following: incorrect Apple username and Apple Password, invalid Apple Developer name or wrong Apple Developer Account credentials.
When incorrect Apple credentials are entered in the "Step 4 of 5" of the iOS app publishing process, it returns the error (as shown below):
auth: invalid user
For the complete steps on publishing an iOS app, please read the article Publishing Your iOS Apps.
This article provides more information on the types of Apple credentials used in iOS app publication and how to avoid the error described above.
The following Apple credentials are required when publishing an iOS app:
- Apple User Name: The Apple ID you use to log in to Apple Developer or iTunes Connect.
- Apple Password: The password you use to log in to Apple Developer/iTunes Connect.
- Apple Developer Name: The name of your Organization's iOS Developer Account which usually has the same Business Name as your Company's name.
Important: Avoid the authentication error by entering the above The Apple ID must have access to this Developer Account as an admin or app manager role.