APNS Certificate for iOS

Avalanche requires the use of an Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) certificate in order to manage iOS devices. You need your own certificate to ensure secure communication between iOS devices and your servers.

APNS certificates enable Avalanche’s Smart Device Server to communicate with your iOS device over the wirelessly. Wavelink cannot submit or obtain APNS certificates for or on behalf of your organization.

After obtaining an APNS certificate, you must also obtain an SSL certificate for communication encryption between servers.

To complete this process, you must have an Apple ID.

To generate a CSR through Wavelink:

1  Navigate to apnsportal.wavelink.com.

2  Click Start.

3  Perform the steps indicated to create a private key and certificate.

4  Click Next.

5  Perform the steps indicated to upload the certificate and download a Wavelink-signed certificate.

6  Open another browser tab and navigate to https://identity.apple.com/pushcert.

7  Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

8  Select Create a certificate.

9  From the Create a New Push Certificate page, browse and upload your signed certificate file.

The Apple Push Certificates Portal appears with the status Confirmation.

10  Click Continue.

11  Click Download.

The MDM_ LANDesk Software, Inc_Certificate.pem certificate downloads.

12  From the apnsportal.wavelink.com browser tab, click Next.

13  Perform the steps indicated to export the signed certificate to PKCS #12 format.

14  Navigate to Tools > System Settings.

15  In the SmartDevice Server section, click Add under the Apple iOS heading.

16  Locate the signed certificate file and click Open.

17  Enter the pass phrase associated with the certificate.

18  Click Save.

Your iOS devices are now able to use the Apple Push Notification service through Avalanche. You must also have an SSL certificate for the Smart device server in order to connect iOS devices.


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