Device not receiving C# Windows Push Notifications because channel url incompatible RRS feed

  • Question

  • After many hours of trial, I still fail to send push notifications to my app. This is what I did so far:

     - Activate the service at https://appdev.microsoft.com

     - Got the SID, lets call it ms-app://s-1-23-4-12345678901-...-12345678901

     - Received the client secret, lets call it 12Lwq7526OqNY8iN-aLkwds23451345

     - In my app I implented the following at some point (simplified):

    PushNotificationChannel channel = null;        channel = await PushNotificationChannelManager.CreatePushNotificationChannelForApplicationAsync();

     - This prints an url of that kind:


     - I added correct package name, publisher display name and publisher ID to my Package.appxmanifest file

     - So I thought I was ready for testing push notifications. Using my own implementation of push sharp, fiddler output is the following:


    POST https://db3.notify.windows.com/?token=AgY7AABrfRCVgRV%2ba4DwoDjC2omrnOVwCkdhCrrzlJi6UpIwHzcig6%2fG5xZfnDqU0%2fXoE848ddiqyTaTlSSltp2Dn9Z3qaPsMAyh7kS%2bmlis1%2bwoh%2b%2b4DsAK1yeV1d9G1rUIuFs%3s HTTP/1.1
    X-WNS-Type: wns/toast
    Authorization: Bearer EgAC4AA1hAZAQMAklDAAEgAAAUe8/AGsK8a/yk78/WEDQf+KUld/nYIvJ51OIoCPgAfwqbl0oo1sPDLhd9ChiO/iLFVzwlTPE3trp9oTkJxNXi0yUrf+FKjRciq7Utek9B/4dxH9lFNy0R5iwdMS0xNS0yLTIyNDgyMDE1NzEtMjczODcxMjkyMy0yMzM3MbsS59ZuQmXCIAFoOiAAAAAAAgzMOTB7OuFIezrhS60gEAAoANS45LjYuMTBiPoPMh3Nj5MAEOp0RhrcMUx6D50AtDuzWE1AAAAAABeAG1zLWiwcDovL3MtTk2Nzk3LTEzOTYwNDkxODYtMjEyODYwMTQ3MS04MDg1MDg2ODUtMzY3NjQyNTk3OQA=
    Content-Type: text/xml
    Host: db3.notify.windows.com
    Content-Length: 138
        <binding template="ToastText01">
          <text id="1">This is a test</text>


    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
    Content-Length: 0
    X-WNS-ERROR-DESCRIPTION: Channel URL incompatible with caller app
    X-WNS-MSG-ID: 5FC550364E079585
    Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:58:22 GMT

    I get the same error using the web service of http://31daysofwindows8.com/push. What can I do here? What could have gone wrong? Please note that this app has not been published yet to the store and I am testing on my local Windows 8.1 installation.

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:07 PM


  • I solved my problem now.

    In the windows app dashboard it says that you can set your app identity manually or automatically. I chose to do it manually, which was a mistake:


    Set your app's identity values manually

    Open your app's AppManifest.xml file in a text editor and set these attributes of the <identity> element using the values shown here.

    <Identity Name="MyDeveloper.MyApp" Publisher="CN=******-****-****-****-***********" />


    This does not work! Try to set the app identity automatically by Visual Studio (PROJECT -> STORE -> ASSOCIATE APP WITH THE STORE...). This solved my problem.

    • Marked as answer by Andreas.Ae Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:22 PM
    • Edited by Andreas.Ae Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:24 PM
    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:22 PM