Creating Apple MDM Push certificate for Intune using PowerShell

Oleg Tserkovnyuk 541 Reputation points


I am trying to automate creation of Apple MDM Push certificate.

To do this manually I:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Devices > iOS/iPadOS > iOS/iPadOS enrollment"
  3. Under 'Prerequisites', click on "Apple MDM Push certificate"
  4. Click on "Download your CSR". This will save an IntuneCSR.csr file to your download folder.
  5. Click on "Create your MDM push Certificate". This will open up the Apple Push Certificates Portal in another tab/window. Log in with the Apple ID previously created.
  6. In the Apple Push Certificates Portal tab/window, click on "Create Certificate"
  7. Check "I have read and agree to these terms and conditions" and then click "Accept"
  8. Browse to where you saved the IntuneCSR.csr file and upload it
  9. In the Confirmation page, click on "Download". This will save an MDM_Microsoft Corporation_Certificate.pem file to your download folder.
  10. Go back to the Intune Admin Center tab/window and enter in the Apple ID you previously created (itvendors@CLIENTDOMAINNAME) under Apple ID
  11. Under "Browse to your Apple MDM push certificate to upload", click on the folder icon and browse to where you saved the MDM_Microsoft Corporation_Certificate.pem file and click

To automate this I am using Intune-PowerShell-SDK

I can get request file for certificate using command Invoke-IntuneDownloadApplePushNotificationCertificateSigningRequest.
Unfortunately that is it.
I see there are few additional commands which should help to complete this process, but I cannot make them work together.


What I tried:
$cert = Invoke-IntuneDownloadApplePushNotificationCertificateSigningRequest
New-DeviceManagement_ApplePushNotificationCertificate -appleIdentifier' -certificate $cert.value

Second command crashes with error:
New-DeviceManagement_ApplePushNotificationCertificate : 400 Bad Request {"error":{"code":"No method match route template","message":"No OData route exists that match template ~/singleton/navigation with http verb POST for request /DeviceFE/StatelessDeviceFEService/deviceManagement/applePushNotificationCertificate

Due to lack of documentation for this module it is not clear how to use these commands. Get-Help also does not give a lot.

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  1. Lu Dai-MSFT 28,346 Reputation points

    @Oleg Tserkovnyuk Thanks for posting in our Q&A.

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