PHP client for Apple Push Notification Service (APNs)

0.30.0 2022-04-10 15:14 UTC



Software License

Apnpush is a simple PHP library for sending push notifications via Apple's APN Service.


  • Uses new Apple APNs HTTP/2 connection
  • Supports JWT-based authentication
  • Supports Certificate-based authentication
  • Supports new iOS features such as Collapse IDs, Subtitles and Mutable Notifications
  • Uses concurrent requests to APNs
  • Tested and working in APNs production environment


  • PHP 7.4+
  • lib-curl >= 7.46.0 (with http/2 support enabled)
  • lib-openssl >= 1.0.2e


Via Composer

$ composer require dutchie027/apnpush

Getting Started

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

use Apnpush\Client;
use Apnpush\Notification;
use Apnpush\Payload;
use Apnpush\Payload\Alert;

$options = [
    'key_id' => 'AAAABBBBCC', // The Key ID obtained from Apple developer account
    'team_id' => 'DDDDEEEEFF', // The Team ID obtained from Apple developer account
    'app_bundle_id' => 'com.app.Test', // The bundle ID for app obtained from Apple developer account
    'private_key_path' => __DIR__ . '/private_key.p8', // Path to private key
    'private_key_secret' => null // Private key secret

// Be aware of thing that Token will stale after one hour, so you should generate it again.
// Can be useful when trying to send pushes during long-running tasks
$authProvider = Apnpush\AuthProvider\Token::create($options);

$alert = Alert::create()->setTitle('Hello!')->setBody('First push notification');

$payload = Payload::create()->setAlert($alert);

//set notification sound to default

//add custom value to your notification, needs to be customized
$payload->setCustomValue('key', 'value');

$deviceTokens = ['<device_token_1>', '<device_token_2>', '<device_token_3>'];

$notifications = [];
foreach ($deviceTokens as $deviceToken) {
    $notifications[] = new Notification($payload,$deviceToken);

$client = new Client($authProvider, $production = false);

$responses = $client->push(); // returns an array of ApnsResponseInterface (one Response per Notification)

foreach ($responses as $response) {
    // The device token
    // A canonical UUID that is the unique ID for the notification. E.g. 123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-4266554400a0
    // Status code. E.g. 200 (Success), 410 (The device token is no longer active for the topic.)
    // E.g. The device token is no longer active for the topic.
    // E.g. Unregistered
    // E.g. The device token is inactive for the specified topic.

Using Certificate (.pem). Only the initilization differs from JWT code (above). Remember to include the rest of the code by yourself.


$client = new Client($authProvider, $production = false);

// Set the number of concurrent requests sent through the multiplexed connections. Default : 20
$client->setNbConcurrentRequests( 40 );

// Set the number of maximum concurrent connections established to the APNS servers. Default : 1
$client->setMaxConcurrentConnections( 5 );

$responses = $client->push();


# run php fixer
$ composer fix

# run phpstan
$ compser stan

# run phpunit tests
$ composer test

# run all three above test in sequence
$ composer runall


  • Fix the tests
    • Ensure they all port/move ok (pslam)
    • Check to see if http/2 is installed
  • Clean up the documentation
  • Other things

Code of Conduct

This project adheres to a code of conduct. By participating in this project and its community, you are expected to uphold this code.


Apnpush is released under the MIT License. See LICENSE for details.


This code uses Semver. This means that versions are tagged with MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. Only a new major version will be allowed to break backward compatibility (BC).

Classes marked as @experimental or @internal are not included in our backward compatibility promise. You are also not guaranteed that the value returned from a method is always the same. You are guaranteed that the data type will not change.


Contributions are welcome! To contribute, please familiarize yourself with CONTRIBUTING.md.