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Push Notifications

Get Push Certificates

1) Generating a Certificate Request

1.1) Launch the “Keychain Access” app on your Mac.

1.2) Select “Keychain Access> Certificate Assistant> Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority”.

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1.3) Enter your e-mail, select “Save to disk” and press “Continue”. You should get a .certSigningRequest file.

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2) Get the Certificate

2.1 Open developer.apple.com, select your app and press “Edit”.

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2.2 Scroll down the page and enable Push Notifications. Press “Create Certificate”.

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2.3 You should find yourself in the “Add iOS Certificate” wizard. Press “Continue”.

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2.4 Press “Choose File” and upload the .certSigningRequest file you generated previously (chapter 1.3)

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2.5 Your certificate is ready. Press “Download” to get the .cer file.

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3) Upload a .p12 Key to NearIT

3.1 Click on the .cer certificate you generated previously (chapter 2.5). It will open the “Keychain Access” app on your mac.

3.2 Find your certificate, click on it and select “Export”. Enter a password, you will get a .p12 file.

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3.3 Open NearIT web interface, select your app and navigate to “Settings> Push Settings”. Upload your .p12 under the “Setup iOS push notifications” block. You will be prompted to enter the password you have chosen previously (chapter 3.2)

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4) Enable push capabilities

Build your cordova app, open the XCode project placed in platform/ios and enable Push Capabilities for the Target. capabilities

5) Request notification permission

In your Cordova app, request notification permission. The SDK will automatically get the push token and handle notifications.