Android certificate set
A certificate set defines certain parameters of the mobile app for Android that you are creating.
For each certificate set, provide the following information:
- App ID (Package Name) - A unique string that identifies an Android app that is under development. This value is case-sensitive and must start with an uppercase or a lowercase letter. You may use the underscore character ( _ ). At least one period (.) must be used to separate different parts. Example: com.example.my.android_app.
- Signing certificate - A certificate that is used for signing entries, such as installer packages, email messages, and similar items. You must upload a signing certificate file that has been previously generated. Android requires that all apps be digitally signed with a certificate before they can be installed. Android uses this certificate to identify the author of the app, and the certificate does not need to be signed by a certificate authority. It must consist of a P12 file containing a single private key and a single certificate generated for signing.
- FCM server key - A key that is used by the server to authenticate with the Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) services. Use this key to enable push notifications in an Android mobile app.
- Google Services JSON - A JSON config file for a Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) based project. Use this JSON file to enable push notifications capability in an Android mobile app. Download the JSON config file from the Firebase console.
- Opening a certificate set
You open a new certificate set from the Channels and Interfaces form for a mobile app, when the Android switch has been turned on. In this case, this new certificate set will be set up for the mobile app that you are configuring in App Studio.
- Creating an Android certificate set
To build a mobile app for the Android platform, you must create a certificate set in App Studio. In order for the mobile app to use push notifications, you must also enable them in the app.
- Uploading a signing certificate
You upload a signing certificate .p12 file from your local directory to an Android certificate set. A signing certificate file is used for digitally signing entries, such as installer packages, email messages, and similar items.
- Selecting an Android certificate set
When you build your mobile app in the App Studio, you must create a certificate set, or, if one is already defined, select an existing certificate set for your Android mobile app.
- Generating installation packages
Convert your application into an app that users can install on their mobile devices. You can generate both Android and iOS apps, which helps you meet the needs of a wide array of mobile users.
- Configuring push notifications for Android apps
Keep the users up-to-date with various events in your business process by enabling automatic push notifications in your mobile app for Android devices.