Apple’s new regulation will require developers to enable two-step verification on their Apple IDs. Thankfully, Apple is giving developers ample time to get this fixed before taking action.
However, from February 21, App Store Connect will no longer be accessible to developers that are yet to set up two-step authentication.
While this is probably not for everybody, you might know a friend who develops apps for the app store. If that’s the case, you might want to share this with them.
Just in case you’re still wondering what it means for developers to be denied access to “app store connect,” let me fill you in.
What’s the app store connect?
The “App Store Connect” is a platform where members of the Apple Developer Program submit and maintain their apps.
Developers use the tools on the platform to manage sold apps on the app store for all Apple products.
This includes apps used on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Apple Watch, and more. Getting locked out of this can do a lot to developers, and putting a grin on their face is certainly not one of those things.
Accessing the app store connect
Having this level of security is already required for accessing Apple’s Developer portal.
However, with App Store Connect, you can stroll right in with your simple password. But, Apple says all that is going to change from next year.
In a publication by Apple, it said that “Starting February 2021, additional authentication will be required for all users to sign in to App Store Connect. This extra layer of security for your Apple ID helps ensure that you’re the only person who can access your account.”
It’s important to note that two-step verification and two-factor authentication aren’t quite the same. Although they are both made to achieve the same thing; better security, apple suggests that one is different from the other.
Apple says the two-factor authentication is the newer method of the two. It is built directly into the operating system.
On the other hand, two-step verification is based on email and SMS and used by a broader range of services.
You’re safe with any of the two
On a more soothing note, “App Store Connect” will accept both security options. If you already have these security options enabled, then you don’t need to fret.
However, if you’re not quite sure that you have this covered, we advise you read this official Apple support article.
This article will help you understand Apple’s ID security management and clear your doubts.
We’d update this article if there are any changes from Apple in the coming weeks.
If you have any other related concerns, you can let us know in the comment section. We’d be sure to help give some clarity where we can.