Creating Certificates iOS

The purpose of this section is to demonstrate the steps that you will need to follow in order to generate a proper push certificate allowed by UXCam.

Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority

  1. Open the Keychain Access App on your macOS system. It may be located in Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access.

  2. Select Keychain Access > Certificate Assistant > Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority.

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  1. Enter the required information and choose Saved to disk. You should leave the CA email field blank. Click Continue and Save the certificate request using the suggested name.
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Configuring your App ID in Apple Developer Portal

  1. Sign into the Apple Developer Portal and open Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles in the Account tab. There, click Add.
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  1. Choose the type of certificate you need:
  • Under Services, select Apple Push Notification service SSL (Sandbox & Production) and click Continue.

  • The certificate will be applicable to both Sandbox and Production environments, so you do not need a separate key for each one.

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  1. Select the App ID of your project on the next page. Then, click Continue.
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  1. Upload your Certificate Signing Request
  • Click Choose File.., select the CertSigningRequest file you saved in Step 2, click Open, and then click Continue.
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  1. Download the certificate and add it to the Keychain Access. Once you click on the certificate, Keychain Access will be launched.
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Exporting your Private Key

  • In Keychain Access, right-click the certificate you just added and choose Export "Apple Push Services.....

  • Give the file a unique name using the .p12 extension, and click Save. You will have an option to protect the file with a password. If you add a password, you need to enter this same password on UXCam.

Uploading the certificate to your dashboard

  1. Go back to the UXCam dashboard and open the Settings page
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  1. Navigate to the Push notification config tab and then choose iOS setup
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  1. Click on Select a setup type to select the desired setup type
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  1. Enter the Bundle Identifier of your app
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  1. Click on 'Click to upload' to upload the push certificate (.p12)
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  • If the certificate has a password check the checkbox shown here and enter the password
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  1. Click on Submit & You are all set!