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How to renew the server tokens of your Apple App Store accounts

The server tokens for your App Store accounts, which you need to manage your iOS apps, are each valid for one year and must therefore be renewed regularly. For this purpose, it is necessary to download new tokens in Apple Business Manager.


This How To explains the steps required to renew the server tokens for an App Store account.


  • Open the Cortado administration portal and select Administration→ Apps→ App-Store accounts. Under Valid until you can see until when your token remains valid (middle arrow in illus.).
  • Select the App Store account (left arrow in illus.) for which you want to renew the tokens. Pay attention to the location of the account if you have multiple Apple App Store accounts (Example in illus.: CMS Documentation). 
  • Then click on Edit (right arrow in illus.) and firstly delete the old, expired server token.

a screenshot of a web page with a number of options.

  • Open the Apple Business Manager under and login.
  • In your profile (left arrow in illus.) under SettingsPayments and Invoices (upper arrow in illus.)select the server token for the desired location (right arrow in illus, Example: CMS Documentation) and download it.

a screenshot of a web page with the payment and bills section highlighted.

  • Then open the downloaded .vpptoke file in a text editor and copy the contents to the clipboard. 
  • Now navigate back to the Cortado administration portal and paste the contents from the clipboard into the Server token field (arrow in illus.).

a screenshot of a screen shot of a web page.

  • Save your changes by clicking on OK.
  • As only the server token of your App Store account is to be renewed at this point, click No in the next window (arrow in illus.). Otherwise, all changes (such as the Mandatory checkbox) that you have previously made to individual apps will be lost or overwritten with the settings stored here.

select No if only server token was renewed

The new token is now valid for another year. If required, follow the same procedure for any other App Store accounts.

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