Missing iOS Distribution signing identity for …

While attempting to update an iOS application with a new provisioning profile for AD-HOC distribution I ran into this error while performing the export step after archiving:

Missing iOS Distribution signing identity for …


Now Xcode was nice enough to offer to fix it for me but whenever I tried the error message would return again.

After searching the web the following fix was found:

  1. Download the WWDR intermediate certificate (From Apple)
  2. Double-click to install
  3. The Keychain Access app should now be open
  4. In Keychain, Select View -> “Show Expired Certificates” from the menu bar
  5. Delete “Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certificate Authority certificates” from the “login” and “System” tab.
  6. Do a happy dance.

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