OS X Server: Push Notification Server and supported applications

The Push Notification service in OS X Server supports sending Push Notifications to OS X and iOS client applications.

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Push notification support in OS X Server

iOS 5 and later Yes 1 Yes 1 Yes 1
OS X Lion v10.7 and later Yes 3 Yes 1, 2 Yes 1, 2
iOS 4 Yes 1 No No
Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6 Yes 3 Yes 1, 2 No


  1. Push support using Apple Push Notification Service
  2. Push support using XMPP (Lion Server only)
  3. Push support using IMAP IDLE


Learn more about configuring Push Notification services:

For information about developing applications to use the Server Notification framework, please visit the Mac Dev Center.

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