Apple Developer Enrollment Instructions for Web/Desktop

Welcome to the Apple Developer Enrollment instructions. This will include Adding GTR as an Admin, so GTR can proceed to get your App Live!

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Preparing for Apple Developer Enrollment

Organizational Account Enrollment Process

  1. Start your Enrollment

  2. Select Entity Type

  3. Fill out Organization Form

  4. Re Validate your Legal Entity Information

    1. During enrollment I received the message, "Your organization is not listed as a legal entity." What does this mean?

  5. Validate Account Summary

  6. Complete your Purchase

Add GTR as an Admin

Outside Resources

If you would rather sign up through the Apple Developer Application on iPhone, you can view the Knowledge Base article which is a separate tutorial, Click Here

What is an Apple Developer Account?

A membership in Apples Developer Program which includes access to beta OS releases, advanced app capabilities, and tools needed to develop, test, and distribute apps and Safari Extensions.

If you purchase a Custom Branded App, you will need an Apple Developer Account for the initial App building stages.

Preparing for Apple Developer Enrollment

Log into your account

If you want to proceed to Enroll, Click on this link and scroll down to the bottom

You may have a personal account to sign up with, but we do recommend using you company's domain for the Identity verification process

What if I don’t have an Apple ID?

That’s fine, but it will be necessary to build your App! You can just sign up here


You will be prompted to accept the Apple Developer Agreement; it's a simple terms of service like most accounts you would sign up for.

Click Submit, confirming the Agreement.


Once you create an Apple ID and get it into the Developer Account, you still need to join the Apple Developer Program

If you aren't clear about whether to Enroll as Individual or an Organizational Account, Click Here

What's needed to Enroll as an Organization Apple Account

If you’re enrolling your organization, you’ll need an Apple ID with two-factor authentication turned on, as well as the following to get started:

  • A D-U-N-S® Number
    • Your organization must have a D-U-N-S Number so that we can verify your organization’s identity and legal entity status. These unique nine-digit numbers are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet and are widely used as standard business identifiers. You can check to see if your organization already has a D-U-N-S Number and request one if necessary. They are free in most jurisdictions. 

If you would like to look up your D-U-N-S Number, Click Here

Legal Entity Status

    • Your organization must be a legal entity so that it can enter into contracts with Apple. We do not accept DBAs, fictitious businesses, trade names, or branches.
  • Legal Binding Authority
    • As the person enrolling your organization in the Apple Developer Program, you must have the legal authority to bind your organization to legal agreements.
    • You must be the organization’s owner/founder, executive team member, senior project lead, or an employee with legal authority granted to you by a senior employee.
  • A Website
    •  Your organization’s website must be publicly available and the domain name must be associated with your organization.

Organizational Account Enrollment Process

1. Start your Enrollment

To start your enrollment once signed in, Click Here

Click 'Start your Enrollment'

2. Select Entity Type

Under Entity Type, click the drop down and select Company / Organization and press 'Continue'

If you have decided to do Individual instead of Organizational Enrollment, follow these instructions instead Click Here

3. Fill out Organization Information

The necessary information to enroll as an Organization mentioned in 'Preparing for Apple Developer Enrollment - What's needed to Enroll as an Organization Apple Account' will be implemented in this step


4. Re Validate your Legal Entity Information

In the next step, you will again enter your

  • Legal Entity Name
  • D-U-N-S Number


During enrollment I received the message, "Your organization is not listed as a legal entity." What does this mean?

The business you entered is either listed in the D&B database with a different legal status (such as a sole proprietorship), or its legal status has not been verified.

When enrolling, make sure to use the legal entity name of your organization, as Apple does not accept DBAs, fictitious businesses, trade names, or branches for enrollment as a company/organization.

If your legal status is a sole proprietorship/single person business, enroll as an individual. If you believe your business should be listed as a legal entity, have your business registration documents ready and email D&B. Complete business registration documents are required to verify your organization’s legal status.

To view Apple's information regarding D-U-N-S Number, Click Here

5. Validate Account Summary

Make sure to validate all the information you have entered, especially making sure that you are enrolled as an Organization. Once validated, click 'Submit'


6. Complete your Purchase

The Apple Developer Account costs $99 per year. Click 'Purchase' to proceed to payment information. From there, you will fill out the necessary billing information to complete the purchase.

GTR recommends you select 'Automatic Renewal'. The reason is 12 months into your membership, you will have to renew the membership or your App will be taken off the Apple App Store. Automatically renewing your annual membership ensures that your apps remain available and you maintain access to membership benefits.


Tip: If Automatic Renewal is not used, please set a reminder on your calendar (repeat yearly) to renew your membership every year. Your app will be removed from the App Store within 24 hours upon the expiration of your membership.

Congratulations! You are now enrolled as an Apple Developer Organization Account. For the next step, you will need to Add GTR as an Admin.



Add GTR as Admin

Add a User

Under Users & Access in Apple Developer

  • Select the blue "+" icon to Add a User

GTR Admin Credentials

When prompted, use the following information to add GTR as an Admin:

First Name: GTR  

Last Name: Admin6

Apple ID:

Make sure that Admin Access is selected before proceeding


Once the invite is sent, the receipt for the invitation will be confirmed within 24hrs

Once completed, you are done! Congratulations, it is a big step in the process of launching your App to the Apple Store. We appreciate you patience with these steps, and we are looking forward to getting your App Launched. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your CSM.

Outside Resources

Outside Resources are articles created by Company's that correlate with the GTR Process.

Many of the articles are linked throughout the FAQ, so some may be redundant.


Apple Resources