Apple Details Service Restoration Plans In Developer Update


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Apple has sent out an email to registered developers to outline its restoration plans for a number of services that are still down following its Developer Center outage. Those include Xcode automatic configuration and access to license agreements, program enrollments, and renewals—all of which are to be reinstated this week.

The Dev Center went down on Thursday, July 18, after “an intruder attempted to secure personal information” from Apple’s website. The Cupertino company immediately took the service down to plug the security holes, and it remained down until July 26.

But not all services were restored on that date. Apple made the Dev Center available to registered developers, but a number of things are still out of reach. Apple has now outlined its plans to bring those back. In its email today, the company writes:

We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer program services back online, and we want to give you an update on our progress. The majority of our developer services are currently online, including Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Dev Centers, software downloads, Videos, Apple Developer Forums, iTunes Connect, Bug Reporter, App Store Resource Center, and access to pre-release documentation.

We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week: Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, TSIs, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center. You can check the availability of these systems on our status page.

Apple also notes that if your Dev Center membership is due to expire during this time, it will automatically be extended, and your Mac and iOS apps will remain in the App Store.


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