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Apple Push Notifications

Configure Apple push notifications for the selected application.

Context

You can configure push for your production environment or a development and testing environment, using the default host and port values; or you can configure push using custom host and port values. You must provide the certificate file and password for push notification security.

Procedure

  1. In Management Cockpit, select Start of the navigation path Applications Next navigation step  Next navigation step Configure Next navigation step Push End of the navigation path.
  2. Under Apple, indicate the APNS Endpoint. The endpoints identify the host and port values for the APNS notification and feedback services.
    • None ‒ the default endpoint value for all the applications.

    • Sandbox ‒ accept the default APNS endpoint values for the testing and development environment.
      Table 7: Default Sandbox APNS Settings

      Setting

      Value

      Notification Service Host:

      gateway.sandbox.push.apple.com

      Notification Service Port:

      2195

      Feedback Service Host:

      feedback.sandbox.push.apple.com

      Feedback Service Port:

      2196

    • Production ‒ accept the default APNS endpoint values for the production environment.
      Table 8: Default Production APNS Settings

      Setting

      Value

      Notification Service Host:

      gateway.push.apple.com

      Notification Service Port:

      2195

      Feedback Service Host:

      feedback.push.apple.com

      Feedback Service Port:

      2196

    • Custom ‒ provide your own custom APNS endpoint values. The entries must conform to the guidelines.
      Table 9: Custom APNS

      Setting

      Provide Custom APNS Endpoint Values

      Notification Service Host:

      Notification Service Port:

      Feedback Service Host:

      Feedback Service Port:

      Guidelines for creating a custom APNS:
      • The maximum length of Notification Service Host and Feedback Service Host is 253 characters. Additional characters are truncated.

      • The format of Notification Service Host and Feedback Service Host should follow one of these:
        • The string can only contain alphanumeric, hyphen (-), and dot (.) characters; should start and end with alphanumeric characters; and only alphanumeric characters are allowed before and after the dot. For example: my-server-name01.my-company.com.

        • The string should match the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) format. For example: 192.168.1.100.

      • The Notification Service Port and Feedback Service Port should be between 0 and 65535.

  3. Provide the certificate file and password to use for push notifications.
    1. Click Browse to navigate to the certificate file.
    2. Select the file, and click Open.
    3. Enter a valid password.
  4. (Optional) Configure push notifications for other applications.