Vinod Vishwanath Vinod Vishwanath - 11 months ago 378
iOS Question

APNs push notification with macOS Sierra

I'm trying to send my phone a push notification using the simple PHP tool which connects to

, but the connection fails with the following errors:

Warning: stream_socket_client(): SSL operation failed with code 1. OpenSSL Error messages:
error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed in <Users/.../file.php> on line 30

Warning: stream_socket_client(): Failed to enable crypto in <Users/.../file.php> on line 30

Warning: stream_socket_client(): unable to connect to ssl:// (Unknown error) in <Users/.../file.php> on line 30
Failed to connect: 0

This all started since I upgraded to the GM Seed of macOS Sierra.
What's new in macOS Sierra that affects SSL connections?
How do I resolve this?

Answer Source

I got same error, and this is what I did:

1) updated my openssl (i think u dont need this) got to step 2, cause this will take about 10 minutes

brew install openssl

make sure u updated it correct:

openssl version

If not, try this or google:

brew link --force openssl

2) check you php default_cert_file path:

php -r "print_r(openssl_get_cert_locations());"

this is what i got:

[default_cert_file] => /usr/local/libressl/etc/ssl/cert.pem
[default_cert_file_env] => SSL_CERT_FILE
[default_cert_dir] => /usr/local/libressl/etc/ssl/certs
[default_cert_dir_env] => SSL_CERT_DIR
[default_private_dir] => /usr/local/libressl/etc/ssl/private
[default_default_cert_area] => /usr/local/libressl/etc/ssl
[ini_cafile] => 
[ini_capath] => 

3) download cacert.pem from here:


4) move cacert.pem file to your default_cert_file path (as root):

sudo mv cacert.pem /usr/local/libressl/etc/ssl/cert.pem

probably i'll need to create this directory first

After this, my php script worked.