iTunes connect appears to be up.
Apologies for those who posted this earlier. The headline gets more interesting as the outage continues.
So. Is Apple gonna drop trou and own up to what the hell happened, or are they gonna get the servers back up and pretend that we saw all this smoke and no fire?
And the argument that it won't matter as long as it gets up and stays up has already been invalidated by this outage. If they were perfectly in control, this wouldn't have happened. So we know for a fact that they are not 100% in control of the website. (I mean, obviously, 100% control is a mathematical impossibility.) But how much less? What happened? If it was an hour, or even two, I'd let it ride as a cost of running a big-ass data center. But this... warrants an explanation.
How much is this outage affecting you? You can still provision devices etc. through Xcode, documentation's still online. I'm also a full-time iOS developer and hadn't even noticed it had gone down I go to it so infrequently.
If you don't see such a notice, than it is (was) likely some other issue.
Wonder what's going on over there. This outage makes the provisioning portal inaccessible. That could mean very real work disruptions, since no new code signing credentials can be made.
Anyway, yeah. It's gone down a couple times for scheduled maintenance and we've been notified. This one wasn't mentioned at all. No surfin' the forums today/yesterday. boo.
This was yesterday morning. I haven't tried today, though.
And it fits in well with an across the board fault.
I'm saying it's lacking, not broken.
I poked around the main developer.apple.com for a bit until I got here: https://developer.apple.com/programs/start/safari/enroll.php...
Clicking the "Individual" button on the bottom throws up a WebObjects error: http://i.imgur.com/xcfZ5ip.png (Yes, that's probably the smallest I've ever made my Safari window. You're welcome, mobile readers)
Perhaps there was a security breach?
On another note... This is getting strange now.
If it was just power or network, they'd have it back online pretty quick. This seems like they're taking time to investigate something.
Cascading catastrophic failures do happen that don't involve security.
Sudden shutdown of vital service + silence = most likely a security prob.
I'm not saying that's what it is but it seems likely.
IMO not communicating with the outside world is a fail, but I've seen delays in this when small teams suddenly get swamped.
Really? With the multi-region AWS failure, Amazon was very reluctant to even confirm it was happening for a while, and didn't explain it for weeks afterwards.
> Sudden shutdown of vital service + silence = most likely a security prob.
Or alternatively, "oops, how much customer data have we accidentally irreparably destroyed?!" IIRC in the aforementioned AWS incident Amazon only really started talking when they had an idea of how many EBS volumes were irreparably corrupt.
You're just making up a conspiracy theory here.
Also the iTunes connect mobile app seems to be working still.
The message they've went with is very strange:
"This site is undergoing maintenance for an extended period today."
Normally they give a few weeks warning for maintenance.
Bad antenna = "You're holding it wrong"
Outage = "Extended Maintenance"
Stories of unjustified bad reviews being left by users like these due to poor behavior on iOS 7 are really common in the community.
I know of some affluent high-schoolers who seem to consider it prestigious if you can show off a prerelease iOS on your phone.
At the same time, I do feel sorry for devs getting bad reviews because of compatibility issues. I haven't had any myself, but it's probably only a matter of time.
After all, they do warn you that you should never install a beta OS on your daily use device and they are for development purposes only.
We'll be back soon.
We apologize that maintenance is taking longer than expected.
If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.
Unless by "outside" you mean those they don't reach out to, but that would be true by definition and so fairly moot.
The URI is from https://github.com/jwaldrip/dev-setup/blob/master/setup_envi... , which looks trustworthy enough. Use at your own risk though.
 nvm, that was the marketing developer site.