Missing Push Notification Entitlement. the app signature's entitlements do not include the "aps-environment"

| | August 18, 2015

I am now working on an app using Apple Push Notification.

And as far as testing goes, it works fine, but Apple keeps emailing me the message below.

I have read on the net, and done as much as I can to avoid this. My App ID is enabled for Push Notification, regenerating my Provisioning Profile (a number of times), refreshing my Accounts in Xcode Preferences and ….
But it keeps coming whatever I do. Am I missing some point? Or should I just ignore it? I fear if I ignore it my app may be rejected.

Anyone with a similar experience?

Dear developer,

We have discovered one or more issues with your recent delivery for “TheAppABC”. Your delivery was successful, but you may wish to correct the following issues in your next delivery:

Missing Push Notification Entitlement – Your app appears to include API used to register with the Apple Push Notification service, but the app signature’s entitlements do not include the “aps-environment” entitlement. If your app uses the Apple Push Notification service, make sure your App ID is enabled for Push Notification in the Provisioning Portal, and resubmit after signing your app with a Distribution provisioning profile that includes the “aps-environment” entitlement. See “Provisioning and Development” in the Local and Push Notification Programming Guide for more information. If your app does not use the Apple Push Notification service, no action is required. You may remove the API from future submissions to stop this warning. If you use a third-party framework, you may need to contact the developer for information on removing the API.

After you’ve corrected the issues, you can use Xcode or Application Loader to upload a new binary to iTunes Connect.*


The App Store team

One Response to “Missing Push Notification Entitlement. the app signature's entitlements do not include the "aps-environment"”

  1. This messages shows up when the AppId used for provisioning doesn’t added up with Push Notification services.

    Hope you created AppId without Push services and created mobile provisioning with it, later you added up with push services, forget to recreate the mobile provision with it. And you didn’t mention about your APNS Certificate. And also you must do exact same thing you did on development process for distribution process…

    Please follow this link, hope this helps:

    I don’t think they will reject the app, but Push Services will not work…

    It should look like this if everything is added perfectly:

    you should see aps-environment

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