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iOS Development Pro Tip for Private CA Usage

In iOS, in order to get HTTPS working with certs from a private CA; there’s another step you need to do if your users are on iOS 10.3 or newer (statistically: yes this matters to you). In order to do this:

Please understand that by doing this, users will potentially be vulnerable to a HTTPS man in the middle attack a-la Superfish. Please ensure that you have appropriate measures in place to keep the signing key for the CA safe.

I hope this helps.


This article was posted on 2019 M3 22. Facts and circumstances may have changed since publication. Please contact me before jumping to conclusions if something seems wrong or unclear.