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APN Certificate Guide

Setup APN Certificates for Push Notifications

In the background, OpenBack uses silent Push Notifications to silently update messages and ensure triggers are checked regularly. As such, OpenBack requires a certificate to send those push notification packets.

In the project, a certificate must be created in your Apple Developer Account and uploaded into the OpenBack Dashboard under App Settings. If Push Notifications are used already, OpenBack recommends creating a specific certificate for the OpenBack SDK. iOS applications can have multiple APNs certificates and this additional OpenBack certificate does not interfere with any existing certificates or services in any way.

Please note that p12 certificates expire, and a new certificate needs to be created in your Apple Developer Account and uploaded into the OpenBack Dashboard again.

Go to your apple developer account

https://developer.apple.com/membercenter

Select Certificates, Identifiers and Profiles

Select Certificates, Identifiers and Profiles

Add a certificate for your application

Add new certificate

Select the Apple Push Notification service SSL (Sandbox & Production)

Select the push

Pick the application for the Apple Push Notification service

Pick application

Follow the steps to create the certificate.

You can now download the APN certificate.

Download certificate

Verify that your application is configured correctly. Push Notifications should be enabled for Distribution.

Verify

Open the downloaded certificate in Keychain Access.

KeyChain

Export the certificate in .p12 format.

Export

Add the certificate on the OpenBack Dashboard

Dashboard