Push certificates

Before you can send your first push message, you need to prepare your iOS app
  • your app needs to be published successfully to the Apple App Store
  • you need to add a Push Certificate to your app
This article explains you how to create and upload Apple push certificates. This can be done after your app is published to the Apple App Store.
  1. 1.
    Open the Publish dashboard
  2. 2.
    Click on the V next to Edit Store Info to open the dropdown and Select View push certificates
  3. 3.
    Click Add new in the top right corner top open this wizard:
  4. 4.
    Click the button to Download your Apple push certificate signing request file
  5. 5.
    Remember the name of the Bundle Identifier in the grey box on this screen.
  6. 6.
    Click the button at Step 2. This will open your developers account at Apple at the Identifiers screen. You might need to login before seeing that screen.
  7. 7.
    Search for the row where the identifier matches the Bundle identifier name shown in the wizard in AppMachine mentioned in step 5. Click on that row.
  8. 8.
    Scroll down in the page Edit your app configuration till you see Push notifications and click the Configure button on that row
  9. 9.
    Click on the Create Certificate button in the Production SSL certificate area
  10. 10.
    Click the Choose File button at the bottom
  11. 11.
    Upload the cert.SigningRequest file which you just downloaded from AppMachine in your Downloads folder
  12. 12.
    Click Continue
  13. 13.
    Click Download
  14. 14.
    Activate the tab with AppMachine and click Continue
  15. 15.
    Click Select File and select the aps.cer file which you just download from Apple
  16. 16.
    Click Upload
  17. 17.
    Congratulations, you just configured your Apple app to receive push messages.
  18. 18.
    Select Push message in the left side navigation to start sending your first Push message.