There are different certificates used on the Apple Developer Account. If they expire:
- Apple Push Notification Service Certificate
You can no longer send push notifications to your app.
- iOS Distribution Certificate (App Store)
If your Apple Developer Program membership is valid, your existing apps on the App Store will not be affected. However, you will no longer be able to upload new apps or updates signed with the expired or revoked certificate to the App Store.
This article will focus on the iOS Distribution Certificate. We will go through the message that customers may receive from Apple and any actions that may be required.
The following alert may be received by customers
Your iOS Distribution Certificate will no longer be valid in 30 days. To generate a new certificate, sign in and visit Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.
Certificate: iOS Distribution
Team ID: 91ZZ3FK3R5
The iOS Distribution Certificate comes into play during the upload process. It's not the same as a push notification certificate, so it will have no effect on the push notification failing when it expires.
The iOS Distribution Certificates are automatically renewed when the Apps are loaded to the Customer's Developer Account, so it is taken care of the next time you publish an App.
Alternatively, please follow the instructions provided by Apple to generate a new iOS Distribution Certificate:
- Sign in to developer account and go to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles for additional information.