If you have an Apple Developer account, at some point you may receive an email with a Certificate Revoked notice. Emails like this can be alarming because it sounds like a problem has occurred within your account that will affect your apps in some way. That's very rarely the case though. Continue reading through this article to learn more about what this notice is all about.
Here's a sample of a Certificate Revoked Notice:
When we're renewing push notifications—either because the certificate has expired or the notifications are failing to come through—we have to revoke the existing push notification certificate (Apple Push Notification Service Production iOS certificate) to create a new one. We also carry out this process when submitting app updates. So, you'll typically receive this notice from Apple in one of two cases:
- you've republished an app
- you've requested a push notification certificate renewal
There's no need to forward these emails to us or contact Apple in response to them unless you begin to notice problems with push notification delivery. If that does occur, definitely shoot us a message so we can look further into it.