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Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate Expiring. What happens to iPads after expiring.

AaronTeh
Conversationalist

Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate Expiring. What happens to iPads after expiring.

Hello, I have a Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate that is expiring.

Can I double check if the iPads enrolled will continue to work as normal even if the Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate expires?

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vassallon
Head in the Cloud

Re: Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate Expiring. What happens to iPads after expiring.

@AaronTeh 

 

I would advise getting that profile updated before it expires, otherwise you will have to re-enroll all of your devices.

 

You do not under any circumstances want to let it expire. I believe if you do, you lose all functionality to control the iPads through the Dashboard until they are re-enrolled.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Device_Enrollment/Apple_MDM_Push_Certificate#Renewing_an_Apple_M...

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AaronTeh
Conversationalist

Re: Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate Expiring. What happens to iPads after expiring.

Hi @vassallon 

Thanks for the update. Got 2 more questions:

1) If I want to use a new Apple Push Certificate, will I still need to reenrol all the devices? Do you have a KB on that process?

2) Just in case some iPads get missed during the reenrolment process after the current Apple Push Certificate expires, will the iPads still work as per normal (but I just cannot remotely manage them)?

vassallon
Head in the Cloud

Re: Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate Expiring. What happens to iPads after expiring.

@AaronTeh,

 

1. It appears that based on the Meraki Documentation you will need to re-enroll all of the devices.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Device_Enrollment/Apple_MDM_Push_Certificate#Renewing_an_Apple_M...

 

2. Yes, the iPads will continue to function but will not longer receive commands or update in the Meraki Dashboard until they are fixed.

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ConnorL
Meraki Employee

Re: Meraki MDM Apple Push Certificate Expiring. What happens to iPads after expiring.

As a friendly FYI:

* MDM communications will stop working after the APNS (Apple Push Cert) expires
* However, you can renew this cert even AFTER it has expired and then MDM communications will work again
* Always renew the cert, do not generate a new one else you will need to re-enrol all devices again
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