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Uploading the required certificates for passbooks

Suggest edit Updated on January 19, 2022

The Passbook landing page allows you to upload the Apple and Organization certificates (required by the Passbook functionality) to the system. To access the page, in App Studio, click SettingsChannelsPassbook.

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Uploading the Apple Certificate

Use the Upload Apple Certificate button to launch the dialog to upload the Apple Worldwide Developer Relations Certification Authority (WWDRCA) certificate to the system. This certificate can be downloaded from http://www.apple.com/certificateauthority.

Use the Browse... button in the dialog to locate the certificate and the Upload button to upload the certificate to the system.

Once the Apple certificate is loaded, the table displays the following information about the certificate:

Column HeadingDescription
Certificate NameDisplays the certificate name. This will always be "Apple".
Valid FromDisplays the date from which the uploaded certificate is valid.
Valid ToDisplays the date to which the uploaded certificate is valid.
ActionsProvides the Actions menu with the Open item, which can be used to open the Certificate rule.
Note: Once a certificate has been uploaded, the upload button for that certificate type is disabled. To upload a new certificate, open the existing certificate rule (via the Open action item) and delete it.

Uploading the Organization Certificate

Use the Upload Organization Certificate button to launch the dialog to upload the Apple .p12 certificate for your organization or group. This certificate is associated with a pass type id and can be generated from the iOS Provisioning Portal, which is accessed via the iOS Dev Center.

Use the Browse... button in the dialog to locate the certificate. Also, enter values for the following fields and use the Upload button to upload the certificate to the system.

FieldDescription
Certificate PasswordEnter the password associated with the certificate. The system will validate this password and will not upload the certificate in case the password is invalid.
Organization NameOptional. Enter the organization name to display on delivered passes. If you do not provide this value, the organization name associated with the certificate will be used.

Once the organization certificate is loaded, the table displays the following information about the certificate:

Column HeadingDescription
Certificate NameDisplays the certificate name. This will always be "Default".
Valid FromDisplays the date from which the uploaded certificate is valid.
Valid ToDisplays the date to which the uploaded certificate is valid.
Pass Type IDPass type identifier associated with the uploaded certificate.
ActionsProvides the Actions menu with the Open item, which can be used to open the Certificate rule.
Note: Once a certificate has been uploaded, the upload button for that certificate type is disabled. To upload a new certificate, open the existing certificate rule (via the Open action item) and delete it.
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