Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Troubleshooting push notification communications between OS X Server and Apple’s Push Notification can be a challenge. Especially with Profile Manager. One great tip I’ve learned over the years is that the APNS daemon, apsd, has a debug mode. To enable APNS debug logging, run these commands: defaults write /Library/Preferences/ APSLogLevel -int 7 defaults write /Library/Preferences/ APSWriteLogs -bool TRUE killall apsd Then use tail -f to watch the apsd.log file at /Library/Logs/apsd.log. Be wary, as this can fill up your system. So to disable, use these commands: defaults write /Library/Preferences/ APSWriteLogs -bool FALSE defaults delete /Library/Preferences/ APSLogLevel killall apsd

May 18th, 2015

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment

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