Apple Developer Center comes back online (partially) after massive outage

Apple Developer Center comes back online (partially) after massive outage

Summary: After an extended 8-day outage, some parts of the Apple Developer Center are back online. Several areas, including the Member Center, forums and technical support remain offline.

Apple's new Developer Center status page - Jason O'Grady

The Apple Developer Center came partially back online this afternoon after an extended 8-day outage due to a security breach. The outage started on July 18 but the reason or extent of the problem wasn't revealed until July 21. According to the company's new Developer System Status Page (above) forums, technical support and pre-release documentation are still offline. 

According to The Next Web, Apple told its developers how it plans to restore systems in an email:

We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first. Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We’ll then bring the remaining systems online.

An updated note posted on the Member Center now reads:

We appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer services back online. Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, software downloads, and other developer services are now available. If you would like to know the availability of a particular system, visit our status page.

If your program membership expired or is set to expire during this downtime, it will be extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

Thank you for bearing with us while we bring these important systems back online. We will continue to update you with our progress.

Apple Developer Center back online (partially) - Jason O'Grady

Topics: Apple, Security, Software Development

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  • Kudos apple

    Taking 8 days to get your site up and running after you were hacked is

  • What a hinderance for developers.

    To Apple developers, keep your fingers crossed. One day you will be able to download a new version of Mac OS X Mavericks. :)

    (Spoken from someone who uses Ubuntu/Kubuntu 13.04.)

    Grayson Peddie
    • Grayson Peddie: Spoken from someone who uses Ubuntu/Kubuntu 13.04

      Might want to do your homework before making such a post. The Ubuntu Forums ( site was taken down on 2013-07-20 and, as of the time of this post today, 2013-07-28, is still not back online for its users. That's approximately 8 days, the same time period as reported in this article for Apple's Developer Center.

      P.S. Still waiting for the root cause to be publicly disclosed for the Ubuntu forums breach.

      P.P.S. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (and an Ubuntu 8.04 server internal to my network).
      Rabid Howler Monkey
  • Maybe I missed it but...

    Has anyone commented on the Samsung Smartphone Profit surpassing Apple's yet?
    • Here you go...

      "An earlier version of this said Samsung made more profit last quarter, but it was comparing Samsung's operating profit to Apple's. We apologize for the error."
    • Yes. Guess what the apple fanboy reaction was?

      "Profit doesn't count. Profit margin is the only thing that counts."

      Too funny. You just can't make this stuff up.
      • "You just can't make this stuff up."

        Actually, you just did.
    • Huge kudos to Samsung for beating apple

      Just to reiterate and confirm:
      I give huge kudos to Samsung for beating apple on the metric that used to be just another in a huge long line of metrics that apple fanboys used to say was the only metric that counted.

      This has not been a good year to be an apple fanboy.
      • Ah, NonZealot...

        look up "operational profit" and "net profit." I'll wait.

        Don't you feel like an idiot now?