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Provisioning Profiles menu item missing from Xcode 5 (6)

After spending a whole day installing a fresh copy of Mac OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion), Xcode 5, fixing provisioning profiles, certificates, creating new ones, I finally managed to get my applications running on my iPad again. The problem is that in Xcode 5 I don't have a menu item for Library - Provisioning Profiles, and I don't know what could have happened. I restarted the computer, tried some things, but I really have no idea what I could do. How can I fix this problem?


Xcode 5 lost my Mac Provisioning Profile while the one for iOS was present. The tips elsewhere helped solve the problem; this is what I did, because I noticed the lists were too short and did not include *Mac Team Provisioning Profile: **

  1. Xcode menu => Preferences => Accounts
  2. Select the Apple ID in the left panel.
  3. Click the View Details button on the right.
  4. In the pop-over that follows click the round refresh arrow. The lists will refresh after the download from the Member Center finishes. This can take a few minutes.
  5. The provisioning profiles can then be selected in a Mac project under Build Settings => Code Signing => Provisioning Profile.


If you like to manually manage your profiles (mostly to clean up):

  • Open Windows/Devices in Xcode 6
  • Select your device
  • Show Provisioning Profiles:
  • You'll get + and - buttons to add/remove profiles:

No longer supported ... you can also download Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility 3.5 for Mac OS X, it still has "Provisioning Profiles" and works with Xcode 5 -- it's now gone from Apples site but you can find an alternative download link in @suda's comment.


Provisioning files are located in:

/Users/${USER}/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning Profiles/

Just remove the out-of-date files.


These settings have now moved to Preferences > Accounts:


Try this:

Xcode >> Preferences >> Accounts





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