Unable to launch ipa file in IOS 10 real Device using appium 1.6.0


To start with I got a .ipa file from the development team to test, the developer has mentioned the .ipa file with the device UDID so that I can install it on my iPhone.

[Appium] Welcome to Appium v1.6.0
[Appium] Appium REST http interface listener started on
[HTTP] --> POST /wd/hub/session {"capabilities":{"desiredCapabilities":{"app":"/Users/apple/Downloads/ReaderManager.ipa","noReset":true,"platformVersion":"10.0","bundleId":"com.hidglobal.pacs.se.readermanager","platformName":"iOS","udid":"1f51471daf2a4674f11ece1a19d6cb4fa5569c02","deviceName":"iPhone 6"},"requiredCapabilities":{}},"desiredCapabilities":{"app":"/Users/apple/Downloads/ReaderManager.ipa","noReset":true,"platformVersion":"10.0","bundleId":"com.hidglobal.pacs.se.readermanager","platformName":"iOS","udid":"1f51471daf2a4674f11ece1a19d6cb4fa5569c02","deviceName":"iPhone 6"},"requiredCapabilities":{}}
[debug] [MJSONWP] Bad parameters: BadParametersError: Parameters were incorrect. We wanted {"required":["desiredCapabilities"],"optional":["requiredCapabilities","sessionId","id"]} and you sent ["capabilities","desiredCapabilities","requiredCapabilities"]
[HTTP] <-- POST /wd/hub/session 400 6 ms - 201
[HTTP] --> POST /wd/hub/session {"desiredCapabilities":{"app":"/Users/apple/Downloads/ReaderManager.ipa","noReset":true,"platformVersion":"10.0","bundleId":"com.hidglobal.pacs.se.readermanager","platformName":"iOS","udid":"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx","deviceName":"iPhone 6"},"requiredCapabilities":{}}
[MJSONWP] Calling AppiumDriver.createSession() with args: [{"app":"/Users/apple/Downl...
[Appium] Requested iOS support with version >= 10, using XCUITest driver instead of UIAutomation-based driver, since the latter is unsupported on iOS 10 and up.
[Appium] Creating new XCUITestDriver session
[Appium] Capabilities:
[Appium] app: '/Users/apple/Downloads/xyz.ipa'
[Appium] noReset: true
[Appium] platformVersion: '10.0'
[Appium] bundleId: 'xxxxxxxx'(Changed Manually)
[Appium] platformName: 'iOS'
[Appium] udid: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'(Changed Manually)
[Appium] deviceName: 'iPhone 6'
[debug] [XCUITest] XCUITestDriver version: 2.0.26
[BaseDriver] Session created with session id: f1a2a222-8e4f-47fb-bbbd-2429f159b403
[debug] [XCUITest] Xcode version set to '8.0'
[debug] [XCUITest] iOS SDK Version set to '10.0'
[debug] [XCUITest] Available devices: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[debug] [XCUITest] Creating iDevice object with udid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[XCUITest] Determining device to run tests on: udid: 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx', real device: true
[BaseDriver] Using local app '/Users/apple/Downloads/ReaderManager.ipa'
[debug] [BaseDriver] Copying local zip to tmp dir
[debug] [BaseDriver] Unzipping /var/folders/2d/qg1847_14nd90zgq9_m30zhc0000gn/T/2016926-3576-bfkmhz.8l1yycik9/appium-app.zip
[debug] [BaseDriver] Testing zip archive: /var/folders/2d/qg1847_14nd90zgq9_m30zhc0000gn/T/2016926-3576-bfkmhz.8l1yycik9/appium-app.zip
[BaseDriver] Unzipped local app to '/var/folders/2d/qg1847_14nd90zgq9_m30zhc0000gn/T/2016926-3576-bfkmhz.8l1yycik9/Payload/ReaderManager.app'
[debug] [XCUITest] Checking whether app is actually present
[debug] [iOSLog] Attempting iOS device log capture via libimobiledevice idevicesyslog
[debug] [iOSLog] Found idevicesyslog: '/usr/local/bin/idevicesyslog'
[XCUITest] Setting up real device
[debug] [XCUITest] Stdout from app isInstalled check: [....] Waiting for iOS device to be connected
[....] Using iPhone 6 (GSM) 'Iphone 6' (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).
[debug] [XCUITest] App is installed.
[debug] [XCUITest] Full reset not requested. No need to install.
[XCUITest] Using default agent: /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/WebDriverAgent/WebDriverAgent.xcodeproj
[XCUITest] Using default bootstrap: /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/WebDriverAgent
[XCUITest] Launching WebDriverAgent on the device
[debug] [XCUITest] Carthage found: /usr/local/bin/carthage
[debug] [XCUITest] Beginning test with command '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/bin/run-xcodebuild.sh --project /usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/WebDriverAgent/WebDriverAgent.xcodeproj --scheme WebDriverAgentRunner --destination id=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' in directory '/usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/WebDriverAgent'
[XCUITest] Waiting for WebDriverAgent to start on device
[XCUITest] The real device logger 'idevicesyslog' was unable to start log capture. Please try installing 'deviceconsole' ('npm install -g deviceconsole') and specify the path to it using the 'realDeviceLogger' capability.
[debug] [XCUITest] Log file for xcodebuild test: /Users/apple/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/WebDriverAgent-brdadhpuduowllgivnnvuygpwhzy/Logs/Test/5D3AF14D-B012-422A-B281-1F3CE59A49EA/Session-WebDriverAgentRunner-2016-10-26_150854-8VLGgF.log
[Xcode] 2016-10-26 15:08:58.437 xcodebuild[3594:21573] Error Domain=IDETestOperationsObserverErrorDomain Code=3 "
Test operation was canceled. If you believe this error represents a bug, please attach the log file at /Users/apple/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/WebDriverAgent-brdadhpuduowllgivnnvuygpwhzy/Logs/Test/5D3AF14D-B012-422A-B281-1F3CE59A49EA/Session-WebDriverAgentRunner-2016-10-26_150854-8VLGgF.log" UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Test operation was canceled. If you believe this error represents a bug, please attach the log file at /Users/apple/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/WebDriverAgent-brdadhpuduowllgivnnvuygpwhzy/Logs/Test/5D3AF14D-B012-422A-B281-1F3CE59A49EA/Session-WebDriverAgentRunner-2016-10-26_150854-8VLGgF.log}
[Xcode] Code signing is required for product type 'UI Testing Bundle' in SDK 'iOS 10.0'
[Xcode] Signing for "
WebDriverAgentRunner" requires a development team. Select a development team in the project editor.enter code here
[Xcode] Code signing is required for product type 'UI Testing Bundle' in SDK 'iOS 10.0'

During my execution of script I am getting the above issue.

Request the team to help me in identifying the issue and how to resolve it.


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  1. Run the below command in terminal to open WebDriverAgent project.

    Open usr/local/lib/node_modules/appium/node_modules/appium-xcuitest-driver/WebDriverAgent/WebDriverAgent.xcodeproj
  2. Now this will open the WebDriverAgent project in xcode.

  3. Go to build settings of the project as shown in below screenshot and add the development team.

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  1. If no options are available in development team to select then follow the below procedure to add the account.

    a. Click on xcode and navigate to preferences.

    b. Click on Accounts.

    c. Click on ‘+’ symbol and add the account same as the account used for the code signing activity.

  2. Now you can select the added account in Development Team.

  3. The account selected for the development team should be same as the account selected for code signing activity.
  4. Now add development team for all the targets also similarly by navigating to build settings.
  5. Run the code to check for any errors and build succeeded message should be displayed.
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