OverviewFelgo 2 Support (Qt 5) › AppStore – does your app use encryption – US law

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    When uploading an app to AppStore I got this question(Does your app use encryption).
    It was a blocker to even release the app to TestFlight.
    After some digging looks like US law requires software which uses exception to submit some yearly “official paper work”, didn’t read more here yet.
    Looks like if you use https is enough to qualify.
    What about Felgo encryption in binary file, does it qualify?
    I saw some exception form the rule as well.
    I don’t release the app yet, not even in beta(just internal testing), but I will need to sort it out.

    What is your experience, do you comply and send some yearly reports to US authorities?
    Or, if not, do you add special directive to your plist file?


    Felgo Team

    Hi Marcin,

    The dialog from Apple is pretty clear I think, if you only use HTTPS you generally use encryption and need to answer with yes. For the next question you can select that your app qualifies for the exemptions from category 5 part 2, of the BIS Export Administration Regulation.

    The table at states that when using HTTPS calls, it is required to submit a Self Classification Report to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) directly.

    However, Apple will probably not reject your app because of your settings for encryption usage, as it’s up to the developer to fulfill the laws placed by the U.S. It’s not about Apple being naggy, but the government regulations, as described here.



    Hi Günther,
    Thank you for answer.

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