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Static Portals Configuration File

An additional configuration method is now included to support a JSON configuration file to configure Portals on application start. The JSON file must be named portals.config.json and be placed in the application root on iOS and assets root on Android.

JSON Schema

This Typescript schema is for illustration purposes only.

type PortalConfig = {
// The name of the public key file for secure live updates. If secure
// live updates are not being used, this field is not needed.
// Must be located in the Bundle.main root on iOS and assets root on Android.
liveUpdatesKey?: string;
// The portals registration key normally passed to `register`.
// This can be omitted if the `register` function is called before
// attempting to render any portals in code.
registrationKey?: string;
portals: []Portal;

// The Portal and LiveUpdate types are the same as their corresponding types
// in the library.
type Portal = {
// The name of the Portal to be referenced. Must be unique.
name: string;
// The classpath of all Capacitor plugins used in Android
// (e.g.
androidPlugins?: []string;
// The root directory of the web application relative to Bundle.main
// on iOS and src/main/assets on Android. If omitted, `name` is used.
startDir?: string;
// Any data needed at initial render when a portal is loaded. If this
// data is not statically known, it can be added dynamically on render
// through `initialContext` props on `PortalView` and omitted from the
// configuration.
initialContext?: {
[key: string]: any;
// The name of the initial file to load. If omitted, `index.html` is used.
// This field is useful for scenarios when using an SSG like Next.js and
// the entrypoint for the Portal is not the entrypoint for the overall
// application.
index?: string;
// The live update configuration if the portal is configured for remote
// updates.
liveUpdate?: LiveUpdateConfig

type LiveUpdateConfig = {
// The AppFlow application ID
appId: string;
// The AppFlow distribution channel
channel: string;
// Whether to perform a sync when the LiveUpdateConfig is registered.
// If you want to manually control when a LiveUpdate sync is performed,
// set this to false and use the `syncOne`, `syncSome`, or `syncAll` functions
// provided by `@ionic/portals-react-native`.
syncOnAdd: boolean;

At a minimum, when including a portals.config.json it must at least have the portals key defined with at least one valid Portal definition in the array. If you are using Live Updates, you must include a LiveUpdate configuration. If you are using Secure Live Updates, you must include the liveUpdatesKey in the configuration.

Example Configuration

"registrationKey": "YOU_PORTALS_KEY",
"portals": [
"name": "user",
"startDir": "portals/shopwebapp",
"initialContext": {
"startingRoute": "/user"
"androidPlugins": [""]
"name": "help",
"startDir": "portals/shopwebapp",
"initialContext": {
"startingRoute": "/help"
"name": "checkout",
"startDir": "portals/shopwebapp",
"initialContext": {
"startingRoute": "/checkout"
"name": "featuredproducts",
"startDir": "portals/featuredproducts",
"liveUpdate": {
"appId": "abcd1234",
"channel": "production",
"syncOnAdd": true