iOS Mail Push Notifications Setup cPanel 70

MajorLancelot

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Since 64, we always configure this on our servers but usually, there don't use to be an existing certificate on that pane.

On servers that were recently deployed, the "iOS Mail Push Notifications (APNs)" currently has a certificate with the server hostname installed so I'm wondering if this documentation: How to Set Up iOS Push Notifications - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation is still relevant to the iOS Push Notifications setup?

If so, do we replace it with the one that was generated from MacOS Server?

Apple requires apps to be configured properly and registered with the Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) to receive push notifications.

Apple will stop bundling open source services such as Calendar Server, Contacts Server, the Mail Server, DNS, DHCP, VPN Server, and Websites with macOS Server this Fall.

Not sure what future plan cPanel has for this.
 
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cPanelLauren

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Hello,


The instructions provided here How to Set Up iOS Push Notifications - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation are the instructions to obtain a certificate from macOS server - if you already have one installed you shouldn't need to replace it unless its expired.

The fact that apple will stop bundling open source services is not specific to cPanel and it is related directly to services provided from MacOS Server.

From: Prepare for changes to macOS Server

In fall 2018, Apple will stop bundling open source services such as Calendar Server, Contacts Server, the Mail Server, DNS, DHCP, VPN Server, and Websites with macOS Server. Customers can get these same services directly from open-source providers. This way, macOS Server customers can install the most secure and up-to-date services as soon as they’re available.

Thank you,
 

Hedloff

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Why do you still have documentation about iOS Push Notifications in your documentation?
It does not work anymore. Stopped working around 1 year ago.

If you have any customers still getting this to work, please tell me.
 

cPRex

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The most recent documentation for that feature was updated May of last year, and can be seen here:


The issue is really with Apple at this point but we keep that page up for users that may have older MacOS servers in place.