The Push Notification Service is a cool feature of Windows Phone that lets you do things like send toast messages, update a Live Tile, etc. for your Windows Phone application. You can use the service without any additional transmission security protocols, but if you do you are limited to a maximum of 500 messages per day. If you use SSL to set up a mutually authenticated session to the Push Notification Service however, you can send an unlimited number of messages. This makes securing your conversation that much more appealing. The actual process for doing so is unfortunately documented about as poorly as anything I've ever seen. Fortunately the social forums in the Windows Phone App Hub are quite useful so you can piece it together from reading through them. To save you the time though of trying to hunt down all of the pieces needed to do this, I thought I would bring it all together here in one simple document. You know, kind of like the product team should have done. :-) So here goes:
The other important things to note:
Interesting article, cheers.
The certificate details link (
msdn.microsoft.com/.../ff941099(v=vs.92) ) is missing the closing parenthesis.