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Generating Apple Push Notification service (APNs) Certificate in Mobile Security (TMMS) for Enterprise

    • Updated:
    • 13 May 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • Mobile Security for Enterprise 8.0
    • Mobile Security for Enterprise 9.0
    • Mobile Security for Enterprise 9.1
    • Mobile Security for Enterprise 9.2
    • OfficeScan 10.6
    • Platform:
    • iOS 4.0+
    • iOS 5.0+
    • iOS 6.0+
    • iOS 7.0+
Summary

Learn how you can generate an APNs certificate for iOS mobile devices management.

The APNs enables TMMS for Enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM) server to securely communicate to your devices over-the-air (OTA). Each organization needs its own APNs certificate to ensure a secure mechanism for their devices to communicate across Apple’s push notification network.

Details
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To generate Apple Push Notification (APN) Certificate, do the following:

  1. Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Use the certificate signed by Trend Micro via the Trend Micro APNs Certificate Signing Portal:
      1. Open the Trend Micro APNs Certificate Signing Portal.
      2. Fill in the required fields. 
      3. Enter your TMMS Activation Code.
      4. Copy and paste your CSR.
      5. Read and accept the Trend Micro License Agreement and Submit.

        After you have successfully submitted the above information, you will be prompted to download the signed CSR and will get a notification about receiving an email with the signed CSR attached.

      6. Upload the CSR to Apple Push Certificates Portal.
         
        For instructions on how to do this, refer to Guide for Generating Apple Push Notification Service Certificate.
    • Use the certificate signed by Apple:
      This option is when you already have an account in Apple Enterprise Developer (paid subscription).
      1. Upload the CSR to your Apple Developer portal (Apple will sign your certificate.).
  3. Download the signed certificate from the Apple portal and complete the initial CSR request.
     
    Make sure that you have the following before you begin:
    • Apple Enterprise Developer account (developer.apple.com/programs/ios/enterprise)
    • Your developer account role must be Agent (Admin role will not work)
    • Mac OS X workstation or Windows Server with Administrator permissions
    • Safari or Firefox Web browser
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Category:
Configure; Install
Solution Id:
1060436
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