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Your VPP Token(s) will need to be renewed once a year. Your dashboard will alert you when your VPP Token(s) are about to expire by turning yellow and stating how long you have till VPP will expire and then finally when VPP finally has expired by turning red. Use the steps below to renew your VPP Token(s). 

What you'll need:
Access to your FileWave Admin superuser credentials
Access to the VPP Apple ID credentials

The Steps will look different depending if you are using the VPP website (vpp.itunes.apple.com) or if you have migrated to the new way of controlling VPP tokens through Apple School Manager (school.apple.com) (ASM). Below are step by step guides for each method depending on what you are currently using. Both methods are exactly the same on the FileWave side but the location to find the VPP token on Apple's site will be different. 

 Steps if you use the VPP Website

Steps:

  1. Go to the following web address and select education or business then log in with your VPP credentials:
    https://vpp.itunes.apple.com/?l=en 



  2. Hit your account name in the top right then select "Account Summary" when you see the drop down box.



  3. The first section you will see is "Managed Distribution" and a description on it, then on the right you will see "Download Token" in blue, click on that to download your VPP Token. It will download the token with the file extension of .vpptoken



  4. Now you are ready to upload the token to FileWave. Log into the admin, go to the preferences and the VPP & DEP tab then hit "Configure tokens" at the top which will prompt you for the superuser credentials for FileWave.



  5. The "Edit VPP service tokens" window will now be open and at the top of this window will be a pane with a list of your VPP tokens in FileWave. Double click the token you would like to update/renew. This will open the "VPP server token" window that will show the details of your VPP token. 

  6. To update the token go to the middle pane and hit "Import..." this will open the finder/explore window where you will locate the .vpptoken that you downloaded in Step 3. Once you imported it you will noticed the token has changed slightly. Note: If you don't already have the "Owner email" section of this window filled out it is a good idea to do so if, especially if you have multiple tokens so you know exactly which token goes with which email.



  7. Hit "Save" at the bottom right of the window to save the new token. You will then be prompted to wait a few minutes while the token gets updated, then the window closes on it's on.



  8. After that you are done!

Congratulations you have successfully renewed your VPP token, see you again next year!

 Steps if you use Apple School Manager

Steps:

  1. Go to the following web address and sign in with your organizations credentials
    http://school.apple.com



  2. On the left side of the website when you login you will select "Settings" in the bottom left.


  3. You will now see a similar screen to the screen shot below. You will then select "Apps and Books" and then find your VPP token in the bottom right and select "Download" which I have highlighted in the red box in the screen shot.



  4. Now you are ready to upload the token to FileWave. Log into the admin, go to the preferences and the VPP & DEP tab then hit "Configure tokens" at the top which will prompt you for the superuser credentials for FileWave.



  5. The "Edit VPP service tokens" window will now be open and at the top of this window will be a pane with a list of your VPP tokens in FileWave. Double click the token you would like to update/renew. This will open the "VPP server token" window that will show the details of your VPP token. 

  6. To update the token go to the middle pane and hit "Import..." this will open the finder/explore window where you will locate the .vpptoken that you downloaded in Step 3. Once you imported it you will noticed the token has changed slightly. Note: If you don't already have the "Owner email" section of this window filled out it is a good idea to do so if, especially if you have multiple tokens so you know exactly which token goes with which email.



  7. Hit "Save" at the bottom right of the window to save the new token. You will then be prompted to wait a few minutes while the token gets updated, then the window closes on it's on.



  8. After that you are done!

Congratulations you have successfully renewed your VPP token, see you again next year!