Keeping track of the expirations of your various Apple certificates and bearer tokens is a chore, there’s no question. It’s better than it used to be - in the old days, you had to re-enroll all your devices if you ever let your MDM Certificate for APNs expire - but that doesn’t mean it’s fun to keep track of it. If these key certificates and tokens expire, though, you lose management control of your devices and app licenses until you renew, so stopping that from happening should be a priority.
At JumpCloud, we’re focused on delivering on better experiences, and we’re excited to announce a new card on JumpCloud’s Admin Portal Homepage, ready to help you avoid those nightmare scenarios. Of course, Apple will email the address on file for your certificates ahead of time, but if that’s a shared inbox, or maybe even an address that you don’t check directly, now you can get alerts directly from the Homepage, and start the renewal process right from the widget.
Three radial bar graphs are now present to show you at a glance the status of your MDM certificate for APNs, your Apple Business Manager bearer token and your Volume Purchase Program (VPP) bearer token. Each of these controls a critical part of your Apple device management ecosystem with JumpCloud:
With this new update, any JumpCloud admin can know and track the state of these important elements, and track down the right Apple ID credentials well ahead of time, or contact Apple for help replacing your existing certificate with a new one.
We’re excited to bring this out now for every JumpCloud admin, but we’re not done yet - this will be coming to the MTP Home for all our customers that have multiple JumpCloud instances in the future.