- I received the new mobileprovision file.
- You still haven’t added my UDID in it.
- I have.
- No you have not.
- Yes I have.
- No you haven’t.
- No! Why don’t you just… <loosing patience, but trying to stay polite>
- Look, I’m sure. Can you generate it again?
- Ok, I will. Wait… ok, it’s done.
- Let me check. No, sorry, still not ok.
- Are you sure?
[END OF CHAT CONVERSATION CENSORED]
Sounds like déjà-vu? Probably because it is. Code signing can be a pain, but the fact that Xcode gives very little information about a mobile provisioning file does not ease things.
Let me introduce a new QuickLook plugin. This plugin allows you to get a QuickLook preview for all .mobileprovision files.
It gives you the name of the profile, its creation and expiration date, its App ID, and a sorted list of all the UDIDs included.
Before, you had this:
Standard QuickLook preview
For the same file, now you get:
For known devices, you get even more information:
The icon view in the Finder gets some improvements too. You can even see very quickly if a mobile provision has expired.
All the graphic design has been done by Vincent Bernet. I have worked with him on several projects, and definitely recommend his work. Check out his portfolio at vincentbernet.com.