In order to use our Premier Plugins & Native Solutions, there's just a few quick steps. Follow along with the video or the written instructions below.
First, log into the Ionic Hub, then navigate to the Native Plugins Keys page.
Assign to App, then
New App. Enter a name, then click
Hover over a Native Plugin Key, then click to copy it to your clipboard:
Next, open up a terminal on your computer.
Ensure that you have the latest Ionic CLI installed:
If using Cordova CLI version 9.0 and below, install the Ionic Enterprise Cordova CLI. Ionic Native plugins use scoped packages, which previous versions of the Cordova CLI do not support. All Cordova functionality will still work as expected.
Skip this step if using Cordova CLI version 10.0 and above.
The Ionic Enterprise Cordova CLI should be installed on each developer's machine. This is also true for any development build servers that you may use.
Sign into your Ionic Account using the same login info as the Ionic Hub:
Change directory into the Ionic app project folder, then register the product key to this app. When prompted, paste in the
Product Key value previously copied from the Ionic Hub:
This only needs to be run once per app. Within the app's directory, a
.npmrc file is generated and
ionic.config.json updated. Both of these changes should be committed to version control so that CI/CD systems as well as other team members can restore the plugins from a fresh clone of the app's repository.
Is the app open source? Want to keep the product key private? See here.
Now you are able to install any of the Ionic Enterprise solutions and plugins that you have access to by following the instructions on each plugin's documentation page.
Install Cordova into your project by adding the native platform(s) of choice, then install the Ionic Enterprise plugin:
If you don't have Capacitor installed into your Ionic project, follow the instructions here first. Next, install your plugin of choice and sync the project:
Some Ionic Enterprise solutions require updating the native project configuration file (such as the iOS' Info.plist or Android's AndroidManifest.xml) before they can be used. You'll find these configurations on each solution's Capacitor installation details.
To make these one-time manual changes, either use the native tools (Xcode, Android Studio) or edit the config files by hand. From the root directory of your Capacitor project:
- To edit
Info.plist, navigate to
- To edit
AndroidManifest.xml, navigate to
That's it! Time to add Ionic Enterprise plugins to your app. There's lots to choose from, including authentication,biometric security, [Secure Storage](/docs/secure-storage), or one of the [common device features](/docs/premier-plugins/camera).
After you've added a plugin or two, continue building your app using Ionic Framework UI components.