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How to link your App Store Connect (Previously iTunes Connect) account securely

Appfigures connect to your App Store Connect account directly to collect download and revenue reports for your apps and in-app purchases.

We need your username and password to link your App Store Connect account because Apple does not provide any other way for us to connect with App Store Connect (such as OAuth) that provides access to the data and actions we need to provide you with all of our features.

The most secure way to link your account is to create a limited-access sub-account in your App Store Connect account dedicated exclusively to your Appfigures account.

This way you won't have to share your personal credentials, or give us access to things we don't need like your banking information.

If you already have a set of credentials for an App Store Connect account you go ahead and link your account by visiting Account settings → Linked Accounts → Link an Account. Otherwise, follow the instructions below.

Note: Creating a sub-account requires having access to an email that isn't the one you're already using for your Apple account. If you don't have access to one please contact us

Creating a limited-access sub-account in App Store Connect

  1. Log into your App Store Connect account
  2. Click on Users and Access
  3. Click the + button at the top of the page
  4. Set the "First name" and "Last name" fields to your own name
  5. Set the "Email" field to an email that's different than the one you're currently using for your Apple account
  6. Select the following permissions from the list: Finance and Customer Support.
  7. Click on Invite.

It will look something like this:

After you send the invitation, Apple will send an email to the address you provided with instructions for setting up a password and activating the sub account. Follow the instructions and complete the setup.

Tip: When setting up your password we suggest using a complex password since you won't really have to remember it after entering it into your Appfigures account.

Next: Once the new sub account is all set up head back into your Appfigures account and into `Account settings → Linked Accounts to connect the App Store Connect account with the new credentials.

If you've already connected your App Store Connect account but want to replace the credentials to remove the need for 2FA simply edit the existing account and use the new credentials you generated.

If you run into any issues or need help setting up your sub account please contact us.