Apple Plans to Restore Majority of Developer Center Functionality This Week

ApplelogoJust over a week after Apple began bringing its Developer Center back online after being down for eight days, the company has emailed developers with an update on its progress. Apple has brought a majority of its developer services back online and plans to reinstate most of the remaining services by the end of this week.

Still down are Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, Technical Support Incidents, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center.

The company notes that if membership were set to expire during the downtime, it has been automatically extended and no App Store sales have been affected.

Apple Developer Update: Aug 5, 2013

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.

Apple's new Developer Center System Status page should be updated as the remaining services come back online.

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92 months ago

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No rush, Apple. Take your time.

:rolleyes:

Clearly you were affected by this. Can you link me to your apps? I'd like to support a developer whose livelihood was taken away by this outrageous outage
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92 months ago
"We sincerely appreciate your patience", "apologize",... blah, blah, blah

And, What about free extend developer membership for this weeks?
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92 months ago
Lots of silly on this thread.
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92 months ago
From what I understand about these situations, this was a quick turnaround.
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92 months ago

Well...it's about time. Must have been one hell of a security breach...

Well, they did state at the onset: "In order to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we're completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software, and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the developer website up again soon."

And that was no doubt, a huge job.
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92 months ago

"We sincerely appreciate your patience", "apologize",... blah, blah, blah

And, What about free extend developer membership for this weeks?

Apple is under no obligation to extend your developer membership, but of course they will. Wait until everything is back up, and everyone will get something like 1-3 months additional. This is Apple's track record for situations like this that have occurred in the past, for example with MobileMe issues, Apple extended subscriptions for an additional year.
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