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Create and configure the authentication key

This section describes how to generate an authentication key for an App ID enabled for Push Notifications. If you have an existing key, you can use that key instead of generating a new one.

To create an authentication key:

  1. In your Apple Developer Member Center, go to Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, and select Keys.
  2. Click the Add button (+) or click the "Create a key" button.

3) Enter a description for the APNs Auth Key. 4) Under Key Services, select the Apple Push Notifications service (APNs) checkbox, and click Continue.

5) Click Register and then download and save your key in a secure place. This is a one-time download, and the key cannot be retrieved later.

Once you have download it you have to configure your Catapush application.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on iOS Token Based to enable it.
  3. Fill iOS Team Id, iOS Key Id, iOS AuthKey and iOS Topic.

The iOS Team Id can be found here in "Membership Information" section.

The iOS Key Id can be retrieved here, click on the key you have created and you can find it under "View Key Details" section.

The iOS AuthKey is the content of the key file.



The iOS Topic is the bundle identifier of your iOS application.