ios - Generate .pem file used to set up Apple Push Notifications

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To enable Push Notification for your iOS app, you will need to create and upload the Apple Push Notification Certificate (.pem file) to us so we will be able to connect to Apple Push Server on your behalf.

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Step 1: Login to iOS Provisioning Portal, click "Certificates" on the left navigation bar. Then, click "+" button.

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Step 2: Select Apple Push Notification service SSL (Production) option under Distribution section, then click "Continue" button.

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Step 3: Select the App ID you want to use for your BYO app (How to Create An App ID), then click "Continue" to go to next step.

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Step 4: Follow the steps "About Creating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)" to create a Certificate Signing Request.

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To supplement the instruction provided by Apple. Here are some of the additional screenshots to assist you to complete the required steps:

Step 4 Supplementary Screenshot 1: Navigate to Certificate Assistant of Keychain Access on your Mac.

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Step 4 Supplementary Screenshot 2: Fill in the Certificate Information. Click Continue.

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Step 5: Upload the ".certSigningRequest" file which is generated in Step 4, then click "Generate" button.

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Step 6: Click "Done" to finish the registration, the iOS Provisioning Portal Page will be refreshed that looks like the following screen:

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Then Click "Download" button to download the certificate (.cer file) you've created just now. - Double click the downloaded file to install the certificate into Keychain Access on your Mac.

Step 7: On your Mac, go to "Keychain", look for the certificate you have just installed. If unsure which certificate is the correct one, it should start with "Apple Production IOS Push Services:" followed by your app's bundle ID.

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Step 8: Expand the certificate, you should see the private key with either your name or your company name. Select both items by using the "Select" key on your keyboard, right click (or cmd-click if you use a single button mouse), choose "Export 2 items", like Below:

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Then save the p12 file with name "pushcert.p12" to your Desktop - now you will be prompted to enter a password to protect it, you can either click Enter to skip the password or enter a password you desire.

Step 9: Now the most difficult part - open "Terminal" on your Mac, and run the following commands:

cd cd Desktop openssl pkcs12 -in pushcert.p12 -out pushcert.pem -nodes -clcerts 

Step 10: Remove pushcert.p12 from Desktop to avoid mis-uploading it to Build Your Own area. Open "Terminal" on your Mac, and run the following commands:

cd cd Desktop rm pushcert.p12 

Step 11 - NEW AWS UPDATE: Create new pushcert.p12 to submit to AWS SNS. Double click on the new pushcert.pem, then export the one highlighed on the green only.

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Now you have successfully created an Apple Push Notification Certificate (.p12 file)! You will need to upload this file to our Build Your Own area later on. :)

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There's much simpler solution today — pem. This tool makes life much easier.

For example, to generate or renew your push notification certificate just enter:

fastlane pem  

and it's done in under a minute. In case you need a sandbox certificate, enter:

fastlane pem --development 

And that's pretty it.

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$ cd Desktop $ openssl x509 -in aps_development.cer -inform der -out PushChatCert.pem 
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Apple have changed the name of the certificate that is issued. You can now use the same certificate for both development and production. While you can still request a development only certificate you can no longer request a production only certificate.

please see below screnshot

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Thanks! to all above answers. I hope you have a .p12 file. Now, open terminal write following command. Set terminal to the path where you have put .12 file.

$ openssl pkcs12 -in yourCertifcate.p12 -out pemAPNSCert.pem -nodes Enter Import Password: <Just enter your certificate password> MAC verified OK 

Now your .pem file is generated.

Verify .pem file First, open the .pem in a text editor to view its content. The certificate content should be in format as shown below. Make sure the pem file contains both Certificate content(from BEGIN CERTIFICATE to END CERTIFICATE) as well as Certificate Private Key (from BEGIN PRIVATE KEY to END PRIVATE KEY) :

> Bag Attributes >     friendlyName: Apple Push Services:<Bundle ID> >     localKeyID: <> subject=<> > -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- >  > <Certificate Content> >  > -----END CERTIFICATE----- Bag Attributes >     friendlyName: <> >     localKeyID: <> Key Attributes: <No Attributes> > -----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY----- >  > <Certificate Private Key> >  > -----END PRIVATE KEY----- 

Also, you check the validity of the certificate by going to SSLShopper Certificate Decoder and paste the Certificate Content (from BEGIN CERTIFICATE to END CERTIFICATE) to get all the info about the certificate as shown below:

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