At the recent WWDC19 seminar, Apple made some drastic new changes to the Enterprise program, and Apple is making it now mandatory that all clients use the new Apple Business Manager process.
Without going into specifics, for about 80% our clients, we are using two umbrella Enterprise licenses to create provisioning profiles for our clients. Apple used to be relaxed about this and ... although not recomended ...noone really said anything, but now Apple is really cracking down on this. With this risk in mind, my dev team and I are trying get the respective clients to enroll themselves (with our guidance) with a new Enterprise license for themselves. The client would fully own the license themselves, and just add my Tech lead and myself as developers to the group. However, this process has not been successful.
I am just curious what others experience has been? Others in this forum that are mobile app contractors must be impacted by this as well, and proactively investigating contingency plans. Are you getting your clients to purchase their own Enterprise licenses, or are you going down this Apple Business Manager Path? As I mentioned above, we have tried getting one of our clients to enroll for an Enterprise license for their internal employees, but it seems the mere mention that a 3rd party contractor is building them an app, raises alarm bells for Apple and they instantly reject the client’s application. I suspect that this same negative result will come from all our client’s requests.
In short, I am curious how others are handling this dilemma, and what has your success has been moving clients to use Apple’s new Business Manager?