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Apple plans to reinstate most remaining developer services this week after lengthy outage

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Apple on Monday provided an update to its developer community, revealing that it plans to reinstate most remaining services to its online portal this week, including Xcode automatic configuration, program enrollments, and access to license agreements.

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The update sent to developers via email notes that the status of its various systems and tools can still be checked via Apple's website. Most of the services are currently online, including the Dev Centers, software downloads, Apple's developer forums, and iTunes Connect.

The Dev Center websites returned a week and a half ago after being down for 8 days. Apple was prompted to pull its services offline after a hacker gained access to its systems.

Apple announced that in the downtime, it was working to completely overhaul its systems to prevent such security breaches in the future. The outage began in mid-July, and dragged on for more than a day before Apple commented on the issue and revealed that an "intruder" had breached its systems.

One researcher has claimed responsibility for the hack, and claims he meant no "harm or damage." But Apple has not confirmed whether that person is in fact responsible for the incident.

The full letter sent to developers on Monday is included below:

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.

As a reminder, if your membership was set to expire during this downtime, it has been extended and your apps will remain on the App Store and Mac App Store.

We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused and encourage you to reach out to our support team if you need any assistance.

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Ugh. Add one more data point on how Apple really has trouble getting its networked services right.

 

Perhaps it's time they outsourced it.

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Ugh. Add one more data point on how Apple really has trouble getting its networked services right.

 

Or add one data point on how Apple is taking the time to make sure they do get it right.

 

Perhaps it's time they outsourced it.

 

What's the evidence that outsourcing would be a good idea?

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Do you think Apple will disclose what they see happened? perhaps like what Ubuntu folks did here http://blog.canonical.com/2013/07/30/ubuntu-forums-are-back-up-and-a-post-mortem/

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Yeah right: outsource their security to yet another backstabbing low-life third party like Google, Adobe, Nuance or Samsung... yeah right...
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Ugh. Add one more data point on how Apple really has trouble getting its networked services right.

 

Perhaps it's time they outsourced it.


Y'know, there oughta' be "an app for that"....   :)

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