Is there a way to distribute an iOS application to customers with a single bundle identifier outside App Store?

The software firm I work for is providing iPad software to several large companies. Right now we're using the Apple Developer Enterprise Program.

Each of these companies receive an IPA file with their own bundle id e.g. com.SuperApp.FirstCustomer, com.SuperApp.SecondCustomer. The companies install and manage our software using their own Mobile Device Management (MDM) system.

A 3rd-party component we would like to use in our software, PSPDFKit, is a lot more expensive if each of our customers have a dedicated bundle ID.

We don't want to distribute our software through App Store, we just want to send the IPA files directly to our customers – and our customers also prefer this way of the app distribution.

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    Have you contacted PSPDFKit sales about this? Rather than a technical problem, it sounds like a legal/paperwork issue a sales person could solve. – Graham Miln Sep 30 '18 at 14:31
  • I agree. And our plan is to contact PSPDFKit and discuss it with them. But I'd also like to know if we have other options before we do that. And I'm also curious. Maybe we will have another similar issue in the future and it would be good to know if there's a technical solution for that. – Bedford Sep 30 '18 at 15:15
  • Even if it could be done PSPDFKit could say you are not using it correctly and say yu need to pay - This is a legal question – Mark Sep 30 '18 at 17:40

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