Before you can send your first push message, you need to prepare your iOS app

  • your app needs to be published succesfully 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. Open the Publish dashboard
  2. Click on the V next to Edit Store info to open the dropdown and Select View Certificates and API Keys
  3. Click Add Certificate in the top right corner top open this wizard:
    Which looks like this: 
  4. Click the button to Download your Apple push certificate signing request file
  5. Remember the name of the Bundle Identifier in the grey box on this screen.
  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 you will see that screen.
  7. Search for the row where the identifier matches the Bundle identifier name shown in the wizardpage in AppMachine. Click on that row
  8. Scroll down in the page Edit your app configuration till you see Push notifications and click the Configure  button on that row
  9. Click on the Create Certificate button in the Production SSL certificate area
  10. Click the Choose File button at the bottom
  11. and upload the cert.SigningRequest file which you just downloaded from AppMachine in your Downloads folder
  12. Click Continue 
  13. Click Download
  14. Activate the tab with AppMachine and click Continue
  15. Click Select File and select the aps.cer file which you just download from Apple
  16. Click Upload
  17. Congratulations, you just configured your Apple app to receive push messages.
  18. Select Push message in the left side navigation to start sending your first Push message.