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Setting up Android Studio

This document shows the steps on how to set up your Android environment for the IBM Verify SDK.

  1. Download the SDK from the App Exchange.
  2. Start Android Studio and create a new project by accepting the default settings.
  3. Go to File -> Project Structure... and add a new module by click on the + symbol in the upper left corner.
  4. Select Import .JAR/.AAR package and click Next.
  5. Click on the Browse button for the File name and select the VerifySdk.aar on your file system. Click Finish.
  6. In the left side bar, select your app and then in the tab view, go to the Dependencies tab.
  7. Add a new dependency by clicking on the + symbol at the bottom. Select Module dependency.
  8. Select the VerifySdk module in the dialog.
  9. Close the dialogs.
  10. Click on the Sync your project with Gradle files icon.

You should now have the SDK properly linked! Let's test it.

  1. In your, inside onCreate(), add these lines:

    HotpGeneratorContext hotpGeneratorContext = new HotpGeneratorContext("AB4C", 6, HmacAlgorithm.SHA1, 0);
    Log.i("SDK Demo", "HOTP: " + hotpGeneratorContext.create());
  2. Launch the app in an emulator. Look in Android Monitor, ensuring that your log level is set to "Info":

You'll see a line like this:

SDK Demo: HOTP: 630496

You can find a more detailed description of how to get started with the SDK at