Enable Push Notifications In OS X Server 5

Push Notifications can be used in most every service that OS X Server 5 (for El Capitan and Yosemite) can run. Any service that requiring Push Notifications will often provide the ability to setup APNS during the configuration of the service. But at this point, I usually just set up Push Notifications when I setup a new server. Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 10.05.44 PM To enable Push Notifications for services, you’ll first need to have a valid AppleID. Once you have an AppleID, open the Server app and then click on the name of the server. Then click on the Settings screen and click on the checkbox for Notifications. Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 10.06.17 PM At the Settings screen for your server, click on the check-box for Apple Push Notifications (APN). Next, click on another screen and then click back to get the Edit Apple ID… button to appear. Click on Edit Apple ID… Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 10.09.14 PM At the Apple Push Notification Services certificate screen, enter an AppleID if you have not yet configured APNS and click on OK. The Apple Push Notification Service certificate will then be configured. Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 10.09.46 PM The certificate is valid for one year, by default. Administrators receive an alert when the certificate is due to expire. To renew, open the same screen and click on the Renew button.