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A tool for dealing with provisioning profiles

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A tool for dealing with provisioning profiles.

What can it do?

  • Read profiles as XML or as a dictionary
  • Read the values from the profile
  • Diff two profiles to see what has changed


pip install protool


import protool
profile = protool.ProvisioningProfile("/path/to/profile")

# Get the diff of two profiles
diff = protool.diff("/path/to/first", "/path/to/second", tool_override="diff")

# Get the UUID of a profile
print profile.uuid

# Get the full XML of the profile
print profile.xml

# Get the parsed contents of the profile as a dictionary
print profile.contents()

Alternatively, from the command line:

# Get the diff
protool diff --profiles /path/to/profile1 /path/to/profile2 --tool diff

# Get the UUID of a profile
protool read --profile /path/to/profile --key UUID

# Get the raw XML (identical to using `security cms -D -i /path/to/profile`)
protool decode --profile /path/to/profile


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