Apple brings its Developer Center back online but with a partial access. Not all services are live. iOS, Mac and Safari Dev Centers along with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Software Downloads, iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter are available now.
A good news for all Apple developers. A partial access to Apple Developer Center services is restored after 8 days of outage. Almost half of the services are back online now. Apple's Dev Portal goes down on last Thursday, 18th July, due to a security breach. And Apple team is working 24 by 7 to bring the site back. The Cupertino actually announced to do a complete 'security overhaul' for its developer system by updating the server software to avoid any future vulnerability and also rebuilds its entire database.
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Now it looks that this overhaul is not yet completed and only half of the services are back. Like Apple said in last update that it will focus to restore first iOS Dev Center, Mac Dev Center, Safari Dev Center along with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles and Software Downloads, it did same. But these are only 8 including iTunes Connect and Bug Reporter which are already restored by the start of this week when Apple launches a Status Page for developers to track down its restoration plan. Yet there are still 7 more services to be restored as shown on status page. These include Xcode Automatic Configuration, Pre-Release Documentation, Videos, Member Center, App Store Resource Center, Program Enrollment and Renewals, Apple Developer Forums and Technical Support.
Apple updates following message on the maintenance page of the website:
"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."