Developers who are registered to Apple's Dev Center or simply those who have been keeping up with the news should know about the recent Dev Center security breach. As a security measure, Apple was left with no choice but to take down the Dev Center. The breach was well documented and we even shared to you the person responsible for the breach. Now, we're happy to inform you that the Apple Dev Center is now back.
While it's good that the Apple Dev Center is now back in action, take note that not all of the services are available (see System Status page). But it seems to be all good because the most of the core services can be accessed again and this includes the ability to download software betas for iOS and OS X. It's safe to say that it won't take long before all services are back.
On a related note, Apple has sent out an email to developers stating:
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.
As announced by Apple, taking down the Dev Center was not for naught because the company has overhauled its system in order to enhance security. Now that it's back up, the Dev Center should be more secured than ever although at the surface, nothing seems to have changed. Developers who have had their membership expired during the outage will receive a free membership extension from Apple.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback