TLDR: This guide shows you the steps to create an iTunes Connect account that you can use in various app store optimization and analytics tools such as Meatti.
Have you ever run into some third-party app analytics tools but you are uncomfortable binding your iTunes Connect Administrator account to them because of security reasons?
Or your iTunes Connect account has enabled two-factor authentication (2FA), but the third-party app analytics tools do not support it?
Here is a workaround:
Create a new iTunes Connect Account with limited permissions.
This way, you can enjoy the benefits from the analytics tools without taking unnecessary security risks.
Here are the steps of how to create such account:
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Step 1 – Create a new Apple ID
Go to AppleID website and create a brand new Apple ID for this new account.
In this example, we have created an account with the name “Third Party”, using a new email called “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
The account needs about an hour to function properly. You will see the message ‘Your Apple ID is currently pending’ on some pages in iTunes Connect website if your account is not ready yet.
Step 2 – Sign in your iTunes Connect Admin Account
Sign in to your iTunes Connect with an Admin Account. An Admin Account can be used to add, assign or change the permission of another iTunes Connect Account.
Step 3 – Go to “Users and Roles”
Step 4 – Add iTunes Connect user, click the “+” next to users.
Step 5 – Fill in User Information
Fill in user information. Make sure you use the email of your newly created iTunes Connect Account in Step 1.
Step 6 – Select “Marketer”, “Sales” and “Reports”
These three roles should be enough for most App Store Optimization and App Analytic tools, including our Meatti platform. For more details about what tasks that a certain role of your iTunes Connect users can perform, check out this official article.
Step 7 – Save your settings and confirm your new account
You will receive a confirmation email from Apple. Click the link inside to confirm your new account.
- To verify if you new account is working properly, sign in to iTunes Connect using the new account, click the “App Analytics” icon and see if the statistics of your apps are available.
- Sometimes, it would take a few days before a new account is fully functional. Make sure your account is working before you give it to any third-party services.
I hope you find this guide useful. If you have any questions/suggestions, feel free to leave us your comments below.
Marcus is a tech entrepreneur & a father of 3 daughters.
He is the founder of Meatti, which helps mobile app developers increase app downloads using artificial intelligence.