Easily nuke your certificate and provisioning profiles (via match)

Use the match_nuke action to revoke your certificates and provisioning profiles.
Don't worry, apps that are already available in the App Store / TestFlight will still work.
Builds distributed via Ad Hoc or Enterprise will be disabled after nuking your account, so you'll have to re-upload a new build.
After clearing your account you'll start from a clean state, and you can run match to generate your certificates and profiles again.
More information:

Supported platforms ios, mac
Author @crazymanish

2 Examples

match_nuke(type: "development")
match_nuke(type: "development", api_key: app_store_connect_api_key)


Key Description Default
type Define the profile type, can be appstore, adhoc, development, enterprise, developer_id, mac_installer_distribution development
additional_cert_types Create additional cert types needed for macOS installers (valid values: mac_installer_distribution, developer_id_installer)
readonly Only fetch existing certificates and profiles, don't generate new ones false
generate_apple_certs Create a certificate type for Xcode 11 and later (Apple Development or Apple Distribution) *
skip_provisioning_profiles Skip syncing provisioning profiles false
app_identifier The bundle identifier(s) of your app (comma-separated string or array of strings) *
api_key_path Path to your App Store Connect API Key JSON file (
api_key Your App Store Connect API Key information (
username Your Apple ID Username *
team_id The ID of your Developer Portal team if you're in multiple teams *
team_name The name of your Developer Portal team if you're in multiple teams *
storage_mode Define where you want to store your certificates git
git_url URL to the git repo containing all the certificates
git_branch Specific git branch to use master
git_full_name git user full name to commit
git_user_email git user email to commit
shallow_clone Make a shallow clone of the repository (truncate the history to 1 revision) false
clone_branch_directly Clone just the branch specified, instead of the whole repo. This requires that the branch already exists. Otherwise the command will fail false
git_basic_authorization Use a basic authorization header to access the git repo (e.g.: access via HTTPS, GitHub Actions, etc), usually a string in Base64
git_bearer_authorization Use a bearer authorization header to access the git repo (e.g.: access to an Azure DevOps repository), usually a string in Base64
git_private_key Use a private key to access the git repo (e.g.: access to GitHub repository via Deploy keys), usually a id_rsa named file or the contents hereof
google_cloud_bucket_name Name of the Google Cloud Storage bucket to use
google_cloud_keys_file Path to the gc_keys.json file
google_cloud_project_id ID of the Google Cloud project to use for authentication
s3_region Name of the S3 region
s3_access_key S3 access key
s3_secret_access_key S3 secret access key
s3_bucket Name of the S3 bucket
s3_object_prefix Prefix to be used on all objects uploaded to S3
keychain_name Keychain the items should be imported to login.keychain
keychain_password This might be required the first time you access certificates on a new mac. For the login/default keychain this is your macOS account password
force Renew the provisioning profiles every time you run match false
force_for_new_devices Renew the provisioning profiles if the device count on the developer portal has changed. Ignored for profile type 'appstore' false
skip_confirmation Disables confirmation prompts during nuke, answering them with yes false
skip_docs Skip generation of a for the created git repository false
platform Set the provisioning profile's platform to work with (i.e. ios, tvos, macos, catalyst) *
derive_catalyst_app_identifier Enable this if you have the Mac Catalyst capability enabled and your project was created with Xcode 11.3 or earlier. Prepends 'maccatalyst.' to the app identifier for the provisioning profile mapping false
template_name The name of provisioning profile template. If the developer account has provisioning profile templates (aka: custom entitlements), the template name can be found by inspecting the Entitlements drop-down while creating/editing a provisioning profile (e.g. "Apple Pay Pass Suppression Development")
profile_name A custom name for the provisioning profile. This will replace the default provisioning profile name if specified
fail_on_name_taken Should the command fail if it was about to create a duplicate of an existing provisioning profile. It can happen due to issues on Apple Developer Portal, when profile to be recreated was not properly deleted first false
skip_certificate_matching Set to true if there is no access to Apple developer portal but there are certificates, keys and profiles provided. Only works with match import action false
output_path Path in which to export certificates, key and profile
skip_set_partition_list Skips setting the partition list (which can sometimes take a long time). Setting the partition list is usually needed to prevent Xcode from prompting to allow a cert to be used for signing false
verbose Print out extra information and all commands false

* = default value is dependent on the user's system


To show the documentation in your terminal, run

fastlane action match_nuke


It is recommended to add the above action into your Fastfile, however sometimes you might want to run one-offs. To do so, you can run the following command from your terminal

fastlane run match_nuke

To pass parameters, make use of the : symbol, for example

fastlane run match_nuke parameter1:"value1" parameter2:"value2"

It's important to note that the CLI supports primitive types like integers, floats, booleans, and strings. Arrays can be passed as a comma delimited string (e.g. param:"1,2,3"). Hashes are not currently supported.

It is recommended to add all fastlane actions you use to your Fastfile.

Source code

This action, just like the rest of fastlane, is fully open source, view the source code on GitHub

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