How to Create an iTunes Connect Account with Limited Permissions

How to Create an iTunes Connect Account with Limited Permissions

Have you ever run into some third-party app analytics platforms but you are uncomfortable binding your iTunes Connect Account to them because of security reasons?

Here is a workaround:

Use an iTunes Connect Account with limited permissions. This way, you can enjoy the benefits from the analytics platforms without taking unnecessary security risks.

Here are the steps of how to create such account:

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 “”.
registration apple itunes

The account needs about an hour to function properly. You will see the following message on some pages ‘Your Apple ID is currently pending’ if your account is not ready yet.

pending itunes

Step 2 – Sign in your iTunes Connect Admin Account

Sign in to your iTunes Connect with an Admin Account. You can only use an Admin Account to add, assign or change the permission of an iTunes Connect Account.


Step 3 – Go to “Users and Roles”

Users and Roles 4


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”

itunes connect roles

Here are the details of what tasks that a certain role of you iTunes Connect users can perform.
These three roles should be enough for most App Store Optimization and App Analytic tools, including our Meatti platform.


Step 7 – Click “Save” on the notifications page


Step 8 – Check the verification email


Your new iTunes Connect Account needs around an hour to be activated. Make sure your account is working before you give it to any third-party services.

That’s it! I hope you find this guide useful.

If you have any comments, feel free to leave us your comments below.



Tech entrepreneur & father of 3 daughters.
Marcus is the founder of Meatti. He helps mobile app developers with app marketing and app store optimization services. Marcus also helps app developers overcome the business challenges of entering the China’s app market.

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