Easy Set Up for Safari Push Notifications

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Now that you know all the benefits our new Safari push notification feature offers, it’s time to set up the new Safari push notification. Before you get started, make sure you have an Apple Developer account. The account costs $99 a year and is renewed annually. Once you’ve purchased your account, you’re ready to get started!

  1. Log in to your Apple Developer account here.
  2. When you log in, you’ll be taken to this screen with your name at the top of the page.safari image 1 final
  3. Once you’re here, click on the left-hand tab labelled “Certificates, IDs & Profiles”. This is where you can setup certificates for Safari. Then, select “macOS”.safari image 2 final
  4. In the section labeled “Identifiers”, you’ll select “Website Push IDs”. safari image 3 part 1 final
  5. To register your website, press the + in the top right portion of the page.safari image 3 final
  6. Write a description for your website.
  7. Create a unique ID for your page that starts with “web”. This will be the same ID your put into your SendMsg account.safari image 4
  8. Click continue, and double check that your name and web identifier are correct before you click “Register”. safari image 6 final
  9. Once you’ve hit “Register”, hit “Done” on the next screen to return to the Website Push IDs page. safari image 7 final
  10. Now that you’ve registered, your website should appear in your list. Click on the “Edit” button underneath your website listing. safari image 8 final
  11. Once you’ve hit “Edit”, you’ll be brought to the page where you can create a certificate. This certificate is required to start with SendMsgs. Click the “Create Certificate” button. safari image 9 final
  12. Follow the directions to create a CSR file. Once you’ve created a CSR file, click continue to upload the CSR and start creating your certificate. safari image 12 final
  13. Once the CSR is uploaded, Apple with create a certificate for your site. When the certificate is generated, download and save it on your computer. safari image 11
  14. Once you’ve downloaded the certificate, click on the file. It will appear in your KeyChain Access in the login section of your computer. Expand the certificate and right click on the key icon, and select export. safari image 12
  15. As you export the file, you’ll be asked to setup a password. Though it’s not mandatory to set up a password, we do recommend it. If you do set up a password, you’ll have to share that password with SendMsgs. safari image 13
  16. Once the file is successfully exported, go to SendMsgs and upload it along with your password if you set one up. safari image 14

And that’s all it takes to get messages sent directly to your user’s desktop or mobile!

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