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Setup APNs Authentication


Configure the dashboard with an APNs Auth Key in order to send notifications.

Pushy routes your iOS push notifications through APNs, the Apple Push Notification Service. To send push notifications with APNs, we need to be able to authenticate on behalf of your app. This is achieved by generating an APNs Auth Key and uploading it to the Dashboard.

Generate Key


In the Apple Developer Center, visit the Auth Keys creation page, enter a key name, and choose Apple Push Notifications service (APNs).

Click Continue and download the .p8 key file:



Note: Keep track of the assigned Key ID for the next step.

Upload Key


Visit the Pushy Dashboard -> Your app -> App Settings -> Configure APNs Auth ().

Fill in the following:

  1. APNs Auth Key - drag and drop the auth key .p8 file from the previous step
  2. Key ID - the Key ID assigned to the key you downloaded in the previous step
  3. Team ID - the Team ID of your Apple Developer Account, available in Membership Details

Click Submit to finish setting up APNs authentication for your app.

Note: Avoid revoking your APNs Auth Key in the Apple Developer Center. Otherwise, you will not be able to send notifications with Pushy. If you think your key was compromised, generate a new one in the Apple Developer Center. Then, upload it to the Dashboard. Finally, revoke your old key in the Apple Developer Center.