First published on CloudBlogs on Oct 06, 2015
Jyothi Srinivasan, Senior Software Engineer and Michael Cureton, Software Engineering Manager, Enterprise Client and Mobility
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2
A new alert was introduced in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 to warn administrators that their Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificate is approaching expiration. If the APNs certificate expires, iOS devices will no longer be managed and must be enrolled again.
NOTE: When renewing your APNs certificate, use the same Apple ID that was used to originally create the APNs certificate so that you don’t have to re-enroll devices.
This new alert is
by default in the RTM and Cumulative Update 1 versions of the products listed in the
This new alert is
by default in the Cumulative Update 2 and above versions of the products listed in the
The validity period for a APNs certificate is one year. When enabled, this alert can serve as a reminder to renew the certificate before expiration. Here’s how to enable the alert.
Enabling the new alert.
In the Configuration Manager console in the
workspace, go to
Microsoft Intune Subscriptions
tab in the
, and then click
Microsoft Intune Subscription Properties
dialog box, select the
tab and mark the
Show an alert before the APNs certificate expires
checkbox. Select how many days before the certificate expires you want to be warned.
Optional: Create alert subscription
Given the negative impact of letting the APNs certificate expire, you should set up an alert subscription for email notification.
NOTE: For this to work, you must configure email notifications, as described in
How to Configure Email Subscriptions for Alerts
In the Configuration Manager console, click
list, select the APNs certificate expiration alert and then, on the
tab, in the
dialog box, specify the following information:
: Enter a name to identify the email subscription. You can use up to 255 characters.
: Enter the email addresses that you want the alert sent to. You can separate multiple email addresses with a semicolon.
: In the list, specify the language for the email.
to close the
dialog box and to create the email subscription.