Apple to update iOS Push Notification service to 2048-bit on December 22nd

ZAGG Deal!On December 22, 2010, the production Apple Push Notification service will begin to use a 2048-bit TLS/SSL certificate that provides a more secure connection between developers’ provider servers and the Apple Push Notification service.

Apple’s email states:To ensure you can continue to validate your server’s connection to the Apple Push Notification service, you will need to update your push notification server with a copy of the 2048-bit root certificate from Entrust’s website. This will not require a change to your iOS apps — this update only applies to provider servers.

If you have been successfully validating the certificate chain in the APNs sandbox environment, you already have the root certificate you need. Simply install the same root certificate on your production push provider servers.

More details on validating your provider communication channel can be found in the Provider Communication with Apple Push Notification service section of the Local and Push Notification Programming Guide.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]


  1. To all developers out there… good luck validating your certificate chain in the APNs sandbox environment… I’ll keep my fingers crossed. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. The rest of the entire world is on 2063 bit. I blame ATT and Apple’s exclusive agreement that lines the pockets of the special interests and puts the health care of all Americans at risk.

  3. …not to mention violating our constitutional rights, invading our privacy at the airport, putting our troops in harm’s way, and causing Oprah to cancel her show….

  4. Will ms servers work with this? I wouldn’t be surprised if exchange isn’t compliant. Maybe exchange doesn’t work with push notifications so it could be a moot point.

  5. This is nice and all, but can they fix the damned notifications themselves on the device? That blue box pop up sucks right now. It’s like being back in the System 7 days when a dialog box took over the whole computer. So irritating.

  6. I use 4096 b encryption for all of my unimportant work, but I stick with 1024 Mb encryption for anything that matters. That’s 1073741824 bit encryption, if my calculator skills are correct.

    Synth, bits are base-2. You’ll be waiting for eternity (and yes, I know you were joking).

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