Multiple accounts on iTunes Connect with a single e-mail

Background

A while back I was handing over a project I was working on to a colleague of mine. I had just added him to the Apple Developer account for him to be able to handle the certificates and provisioning profiles. But when I was about to add him to the iTunes Connect account it immediately gave us an error message. Screenshot 2015-08-24 18.56.45 Some of you may have experienced this. You can only be a member of one iTunes Connect account at a time. We work as consultants and sometimes need access to pultiple iTunes Connect accounts.

The power of e-mail

Usually what you do when you get in this situation is to use an alternative e-mail address. Either you already have multiple e-mail addresses or you create a new one for this purpose.

What we figured out though is that you don’t have to do that. You can go about with your usual e-mail by just utilizing a pretty cool part of the e-mail specification. So let’s say your e-mail address is john.doe@company.com, all you need to do is to add a + sign and some text before the @-sign. Like this: john.doe+project@company.com. Now what happens is that iTunes Connect will identify this as a unique address and will let you register an account with it. Your e-mail provider will still figure out where the e-mails sent to that address are supposed to go.

There’s not much more to it than that. Enjoy not having to create new e-mail accounts or aliases every time you join a new iOS project and need access to iTunes Connect!

Petar Mataic

Petar is an ambitious young developer who hungers for new technology. Because new technology often means that his work becomes easier and allow him to do things faster, better, cooler. Experienced in .NET, he is currently focused on the iOS platform. Born in a country that doesn't exist anymore, he aspires to make the whole world his home, sharing his passion with other software developers attending and speaking at international conferences.

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