Sophos Mobile: How to Create New APNs Certificate for Apple Mobile.


Apple Push Notification service (APNs) is a platform notification service that enables third-party application developers to send notification data to applications installed on Apple devices. iOS applications that use APNs need to have a certificate.

This guide will show you how to create and install an APNs (Apple Push Notification Service) certificate using the APNs certificate wizard. This enables you to deploy Sophos Mobile to iOS, iPadOS and macOS devices.


Step 1: Download Certificate singing request.

Login Sophos Central Admin > Mobile > Setup > Apple Setup > APNs.

Click the APNs certificate wizard.

Click choose Create a new APNs Certificate. Click Next.

Click Download certificate signing request. You will download a apple.csr file.

Click Next.

Step 2: Create new APNs certificate on Apple portal.

Enter Apple ID. If you haven’t created an Apple ID, click ‘Create Apple ID in the Apple portal‘ to create and return to enter the newly created Apple ID. Click Next.

Click choose Create certificate on the Apple Portal.

Enter the Apple ID. Click the arrow mark.

Click choose Create a Certificate.

Step 3: Upload certificate signing request.

After click Create a Certificate, the Create a new Push Certificate panel appears, select Choose file.

Select the apple.csr file you downloaded in step 1.

Click Upload.

Click Download. You will download a file in the form of MDM_Sophos Limited_Certificate .pem.

Step 4: Upload New APNs Certificate

Go back to step 2, click Upload Certificate.

Select MDM_Sophos Limited_Certificate .pem file downloaded in step 3.

After uploaded check “Expiration date” to see the expiration date in 1 year. Click Save.

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