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Fastlane plugin for App Center
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App Center fastlane plugin

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Getting Started

This project is a fastlane plugin. To get started with fastlane-plugin-appcenter, add it to your project by running:

fastlane add_plugin appcenter

fastlane v2.96.0 or higher is required for all plugin-actions to function properly.

About App Center

With App Center you can continuously build, test, release, and monitor your apps. This plugin provides a set of actions to interact with App Center.

appcenter_fetch_devices allows you to obtain the list of iOS devices to distribute an app to (useful for automatic provisioning of testers' devices).

appcenter_upload allows you to upload and distribute apps to your testers on App Center as well as to upload .dSYM files to collect detailed crash reports in App Center.

appcenter_fetch_version_number allows you to obtain the latest version number (short or full) for an app. This is useful for tasks such as getting the latest version of an app so that an increment action can take place on CI, or checking that an upload has been successful.

Usage

To get started, first, obtain an API token in App Center. The API Token is used to authenticate with the App Center API in each call.

appcenter_fetch_devices(
  api_token: "<appcenter token>",
  owner_name: "<appcenter account name of the owner of the app (username or organization URL name)>",
  app_name: "<appcenter app name>",
  destinations: "*", # Default is 'Collaborators', use '*' for all distribution groups
  devices_file: "devices.txt" # Default. If you customize, the extension must be .txt
)
appcenter_upload(
  api_token: "<appcenter token>",
  owner_name: "<appcenter account name of the owner of the app (username or organization URL name)>",
  owner_type: "user", # Default is user - set to organization for appcenter organizations
  app_name: "<appcenter app name (as seen in app URL)>",
  file: "<path to android build binary>",
  notify_testers: true # Set to false if you don't want to notify testers of your new release (default: `false`)
)
appcenter_fetch_version_number(
  api_token: "<appcenter token>",
  owner_name: "<appcenter account name of the owner of the app (username or organization URL name)>",
  app_name: "<appcenter app name (as seen in app URL)>",
  version: "a specific version to get the last release for" # optional, don't set this value to get the last upload of all versions
)

The appcenter_fetch_version_number returns a hash that contains the id, the version number, and the build number. The version corresponds to the short_version and the build number to the version known by App Center for a given release:

{"id"=>1, "version"=>"1.0.0", "build_number"=>"1.0.0.1234"} # iOS apps contain the full version plus build number due to the way that Apple use CFBundleVersion for this value
{"id"=>588, "version"=>"1.2.0", "build_number"=>"1615"}

Help

Once installed, information and help for an action can be printed out with this command:

fastlane action appcenter_upload # or any action included with this plugin

A note on App Name

The app_name and owner_name as set in the Fastfile come from the app's URL in App Center, in the below form:

https://appcenter.ms/users/{owner_name}/apps/{app_name}

They should not be confused with the displayed name on App Center pages, which is called app_display_name instead.

Parameters

The action parameters api_token, owner_name, app_name, and others can also be omitted when their values are set as environment variables. By default, appcenter_upload will use the same api_token, owner_name, and app_name you used in appcenter_fetch_devices.

Here is the list of all existing parameters:

appcenter_fetch_devices

Key & Env Var Description
api_token
APPCENTER_API_TOKEN
API Token for App Center
owner_name
APPCENTER_OWNER_NAME
Owner name, as found in the App's URL in App Center
destinations
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_DESTINATIONS
Comma separated list of distribution group names. Default is 'Collaborators', use '*' for all distribution groups
devices_file
FL_REGISTER_DEVICES_FILE
File to save the devices list to. Same environment variable as fastlane's register_devices action

appcenter_upload

Key & Env Var Description
api_token
APPCENTER_API_TOKEN
API Token for App Center
owner_type
APPCENTER_OWNER_TYPE
Owner type, either 'user' or 'organization' (default: user)
owner_name
APPCENTER_OWNER_NAME
Owner name as found in the App's URL in App Center
app_name
APPCENTER_APP_NAME
App name as found in the App's URL in App Center. If there is no app with such name, you will be prompted to create one
app_display_name
APPCENTER_APP_DISPLAY_NAME
App display name to use when creating a new app
app_os
APPCENTER_APP_OS
App OS can be Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Custom. Used for new app creation, if app 'app_name' was not found
app_platform
APPCENTER_APP_PLATFORM
App Platform. Used for new app creation, if app 'app_name' was not found
file
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_FILE
File path to the release build to publish
upload_build_only
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_UPLOAD_BUILD_ONLY
Flag to upload only the build to App Center. Skips uploading symbols or mapping (default: false)
dsym
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_DSYM
Path to your symbols file. For iOS provide path to app.dSYM.zip
upload_dsym_only
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_UPLOAD_DSYM_ONLY
Flag to upload only the dSYM file to App Center (default: false)
mapping
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_ANDROID_MAPPING
Path to your Android mapping.txt
upload_mapping_only
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_UPLOAD_ANDROID_MAPPING_ONLY
Flag to upload only the mapping.txt file to App Center (default: false)
destinations
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_DESTINATIONS
Comma separated list of destination names, use '*' for all distribution groups if destination type is 'group'. Both distribution groups and stores are supported. All names are required to be of the same destination type (default: Collaborators)
destination_type
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_DESTINATION_TYPE
Destination type of distribution destination. 'group' and 'store' are supported (default: group)
mandatory_update
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_MANDATORY_UPDATE
Require users to update to this release. Ignored if destination type is 'store' (default: false)
notify_testers
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_NOTIFY_TESTERS
Send email notification about release. Ignored if destination type is 'store' (default: false)
release_notes
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_RELEASE_NOTES
Release notes (default: No changelog given)
should_clip
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_RELEASE_NOTES_CLIPPING
Clip release notes if its length is more then 5000, true by default (default: true)
release_notes_link
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_RELEASE_NOTES_LINK
Additional release notes link
build_number
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_BUILD_NUMBER
The build number, required for macOS .pkg and .dmg builds, as well as Android ProGuard mapping.txt when using upload_mapping_only
version
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_VERSION
The build version, required for .pkg, .dmg, .zip and .msi builds, as well as Android ProGuard mapping.txt when using upload_mapping_only
timeout
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_TIMEOUT
Request timeout in seconds applied to individual HTTP requests. Some commands use multiple HTTP requests, large file uploads are also split in multiple HTTP requests
dsa_signature
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_DSA_SIGNATURE
DSA signature of the macOS or Windows release for Sparkle update feed
ed_signature
APPCENTER_DISTRIBUTE_ED_SIGNATURE
EdDSA signature of the macOS or Windows release for Sparkle update feed
strict
APPCENTER_STRICT_MODE
Strict mode, set to 'true' to fail early in case a potential error was detected

appcenter_fetch_version_number

Key & Env Var Description
api_token
APPCENTER_API_TOKEN
API Token for App Center
owner_name
APPCENTER_OWNER_NAME
Owner name, as found in the App's URL in App Center
app_name
APPCENTER_APP_NAME
App name as found in the App's URL in App Center. If there is no app with such name, you will be prompted to create one
version
APPCENTER_APP_VERSION
App version to get the last release for instead of the last release of all versions

Example

Check out this example Fastfile to see how to use the appcenter_upload action. Try it by cloning the repo, running fastlane install_plugins and bundle exec fastlane test.

Sample uses .env for setting private variables like API token, owner name, .etc. You need to replace it in Fastfile by your own values.

There are three examples in test lane:

  • upload release for android with minimum required parameters
  • upload release for ios with all set parameters
  • upload only dSYM file for ios

Check out this example Fastfile for a full example of fetching devices, registering them with Apple, provisioning the devices, and signing an app.

Run tests for this plugin

To run both the tests, and code style validation, run

rake

To automatically fix many of the styling issues, use

rubocop -a

Issues and Feedback

For any other issues and feedback about this plugin, please open a GitHub issue.

Troubleshooting

If you have trouble using plugins, check out the Plugins Troubleshooting guide.

Using fastlane Plugins

For more information about how the fastlane plugin system works, check out the Plugins documentation.

About fastlane

fastlane is the easiest way to automate beta deployments and releases for your iOS and Android apps. To learn more, check out fastlane.tools.

Contributing

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

Security

Check out SECURITY.md for any security concern with this project.

Contact

We're on Twitter as @vsappcenter. Additionally you can reach out to us on the App Center portal. Open the "?" menu on the top right corner of screen, then use "Contact support" to file a support ticket. Our support team is there to answer your questions and help you solve your problems.