APNS Certificate request fails if too many certs already exist for hostname

Number:rdar://11072682 Date Originated:19-Mar-2012 11:27 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Mac OS X Server / APNS Product Version:10.7.3
Classification:Other Bug Reproducible:Always
19-Mar-2012 11:27 AM Jedda Wignall:

APNS cert request from Server.app fails silently when 10 or more certificates for same FQDN already exist.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Set up Mac OS X server with a FQDN, then request an APNS certificate through Server.app checkbox or Profile Manager setup.
2. Nuke machine, and then do step 1 again with the same Apple ID, and FQDN 9 times.
3. Attempt to request certificate again - get stuck at "Aquiring..." or "Getting push certificate status".
4. Fix by logging into identity.apple.com/pushcerts, and revoking at least 1 certificate for FQDN.

Expected Results:

To encourage good housekeeping, throw a verbose error. I'm not sure you should be able to create unlimited certs and mess up the system, but  a silent failure is confusing.


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