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Version: v6


  • Make sure you have already created an Application before starting the integration process.
  • If your company uses any type of firewall, you will have to allow the Incognia IP. Contact us to receive this information

Minimum requirements

First, check out if you fulfill the SDK minimum requirements.

XCode12.0 or higher
Project targetiOS 9 or higher
For Swift projectsSwift 3.0 or higher
CocoaPods1.2.0 or higher


Your application must use CocoaPods in order to install the Incognia SDK. CocoaPods manages library dependencies for your Xcode projects; to learn more, check its installation guide.

Create a Podfile if you don't have one by typing the following command:

$ pod init

Then, add the Incognia SDK pod to your project's Podfile.

source ''
pod 'IncogniaBR', '6.4.3'

Install the pod and open the .xcworkspace file to see the project in Xcode.

$ pod install --repo-update
$ open your-project.xcworkspace


The Incognia SDK uses the Access WiFi Information capability to improve visit detection and location accuracy. To allow it, in the Capabilities section of your app, enable the Access WiFi Information capability (XCode 10 and iOS 12+ only):

From iOS 12, Apple added a new capability called Access Wifi Information. Adding this capability is highly recommended as it allows Incognia to use the current connected WiFi to improve visit detection and location accuracy.

Add Incognia's config file to your project

The Incognia SDK initialization relies on the presence of an IncogniaOptions.plist file in your project. To access the configuration file, go to My Apps section on Incognia dashboard and download the file.

The config properties semantics are explained here.

Initializing the SDK

In the application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: method of your AppDelegate file, insert the code below to initialize the Incognia SDK.

import IncogniaBR

class AppDelegate: UIResponder, UIApplicationDelegate {

func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

//Initializes the Incognia SDK

return true

If the SDK was initialized properly, your console output will look like the one below.

Incognia: Incognia Common SDK v6.4.3 is running.
Incognia: Incognia Location SDK v6.4.3 is running.
Incognia: Incognia SDK v6.4.3 is running.
Incognia: The installation identifier is <INSTALLATION-ID>.


After integrating the SDK, the wizard will wait for an event to be sent in order to validate that the integration was successful.

Location Permissions

The location permission is essential in order to allow Incognia to provide value to the user. Once allowed, Incognia SDK can start detecting location points. Users that don't accept the location permissions won't generate location data, thus, not being able to receive benefits from Incognia features.

To prepare your app for requesting location, you must add keys with purpose strings to your app's Info.plist file. The system displays your purpose strings in the authorization request dialogs. Configure the keys in Xcode with the following key.

NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescriptionYour app requests When In Use authorization or Always authorization.

Request runtime permissions

The steps above will initialize the SDK, but your application still needs to request the location permissions to the user in order to fully unlock the location capabilities of the SDK. We recommend that the permissions are requested as shown in the iOS documentation. Further information about the importance of the location permissions and examples about requesting them can be found here.

What's next?

From here, you can either complete the production integration with our APIs by using the Installation ID or follow the steps to test the Incognia solution with the SDK-only integration. In this mode, you will receive access to a dashboard that displays Incognia's risk scores without needing to integrate the APIs.