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Generating mobile certificates for the iOS platform

This tutorial describes how you can create certificates in the Apple Developer Portal for a sample application that also supports push notifications and that uses the App ID. It is assumed that your organization is already enrolled in the Apple Developer Enterprise Program.

The Apple Developer Enterprise Program option is suitable for organizations who are not going to publish their apps to App Store but plan on distributing the apps internally to their own employees. It is the most flexible option in terms of app distribution and is recommended for distributing Pega mobile apps to your own employees during all stages of development: QA, staging, and production. For more information about available enrollment options in the Apple Developer Portal, see Choosing a membership.

Perform the following tasks in the order that they are presented.

  1. Creating a distribution certificate for signing iOS apps
  2. Creating an App ID for your iOS application
  3. Creating a mobile provisioning profile
  4. Creating an APNs certificate for push notifications

After you complete these tasks, the following files are generated:

  • An iOS distribution certificate saved as a password-protected .p12 file
  • A mobile provisioning profile saved as a *.mobileprovision file
  • An APNs certificate saved as a password-protected .p12 file

These certificate files are needed for a certificate set in the Pega 7 Platform so that you can build a custom mobile app for the iOS platform. For more information, see iOS certificate set. After you generate the certificates, sign in to the Pega 7 Platform, upload the three certificate files, and begin building your custom mobile app for the iOS platform. For more information, see Building custom mobile apps.

Published July 19, 2016 — Updated June 21, 2019

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