This action changes the iCloud container identifiers in the entitlements file

Updates the iCloud Container Identifiers in the given Entitlements file, so you can use different iCloud containers for different builds like Adhoc, App Store, etc.

Supported platforms ios
Author @JamesKuang

1 Example

  entitlements_file: "/path/to/entitlements_file.entitlements",
  icloud_container_identifiers: ["iCloud.com.companyname.appname"]


Key Description Default
entitlements_file The path to the entitlement file which contains the iCloud container identifiers
icloud_container_identifiers An Array of unique identifiers for the iCloud containers. Eg. ['iCloud.com.test.testapp']

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

Lane Variables

Actions can communicate with each other using a shared hash lane_context, that can be accessed in other actions, plugins or your lanes: lane_context[SharedValues:XYZ]. The update_icloud_container_identifiers action generates the following Lane Variables:

SharedValue Description
SharedValues::UPDATE_ICLOUD_CONTAINER_IDENTIFIERS The new iCloud Container Identifiers

To get more information check the Lanes documentation.


To show the documentation in your terminal, run

fastlane action update_icloud_container_identifiers


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 update_icloud_container_identifiers

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

fastlane run update_icloud_container_identifiers 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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