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, Developer


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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