Lion Server: Enabling Push Notifications for Active Directory users

Learn about enabling Push Notifications for Active Directory users.
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Basic Authentication must be enabled to use Push Notifications for Active Directory Users.

  1. Make sure Lion Server is bound to Active Directory.
  2. Verify that APNS is enabled in
  3. Start the push notification service.
  4. Enable cleartext authentication and disable digest authentication.
  5. With root access, enable basic authentication for Push Notifications. To do this, execute the following commands (as root) in Terminal:
    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ enableApnbridgeBasicAuth -bool YES
    sudo plutil -convert xml1 /Library/Preferences/
    sudo killall APNBridge
  6. Start services that use Push Notifications.

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Active Directory users will be able to receive push notifications using basic authentication.

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