TestFlight iOS app distribution
For an introduction to building iOS apps on Semaphore, see the iOS tutorial.
First, make sure to configure your project to use Fastlane, Match and code signing by following the Code signing for iOS projects guide.
To publish to TestFlight, create a separate Fastlane lane where you'll invoke the appropriate commands:
# fastlane/Fastfile platform :ios do desc "Submit the app to TestFlight" lane :release do match(type: "appstore") gym pilot end end
For the whole process to work, make sure you've configured environment variables required for
pilot. Namely, the URL for
match's certificate repository, the encryption password for it, and Apple ID for logging in to the Apple Developer portal and submitting a new build. This is described in detail in the Code signing for iOS projects guide.
In your Semaphore CI/CD configuration, you can now use
bundle exec fatlane build command in a job:
# .semaphore/semaphore.yml version: v1.0 name: Semaphore iOS example agent: machine: type: a1-standard-4 os_image: macos-mojave blocks: - name: Submit to TestFlight task: env_vars: - name: LANG value: en_US.UTF-8 secrets: - name: fastlane-env - name: ios-cert-repo prologue: commands: - checkout - bundle install --path vendor/bundle jobs: - name: Fastlane build commands: - bundle exec fastlane release
Semaphore maintains an example open source iOS project with working Fastlane and Semaphore configuration for your convenience.