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Google Checks plugin for Fastlane

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The Checks App Compliance fastlane plugin is an seamless way to automate your iOS Checks analysis right from fastlane. This plugin lets you upload your app to Checks by adding an action into your Fastfile. For additional information about fastlane plugins, see the fastlane documentation.

Checks is a compliance platform from Google for mobile app developers that simplifies the path to privacy for development teams and the apps they’re building. Learn more at


To configure Checks to run in a pipeline, ensure you've fully onboarded and have retrieved key configuration inputs from your Checks account and Google Cloud project.

Create a Checks account and connect your app

Follow the Quickstart documentation to create a Checks account and connect your first app.

Target Checks account and app

When you run Checks in your CI/CD platform, you will need to assign the results to a Checks account and an app that you've connected to that Checks account. To do this, you'll need the Checks Account ID and App ID.

For your Account ID, visit your Account Settings page.

For your App ID, visit your App Settings page.


A service account should be used when using Checks in an automation setup, such as CI/CD. For more information on how to create and configure a service account, see Authenticate the CLI.

It is recommended to use CI environment variables to configure your JSON key. For example:


Getting started

To add Checks to your fastlane configuration, run the following command from the root of your iOS project:

fastlane add_plugin checks

Next, In a ./fastlane/Fastfile lane, add a checks_app_scan block. The basic way to use checks_app_scan with the required parameters is:

  account_id: "<your Checks account ID>",
  app_id: "<your Checks app ID>",
  binary_path: "<path to your .apk/.aab/.ipa>",
  service_account_file_path: ENV["SERVICE_ACCOUNT_JSON"],

List of all parameters:


Name Type Default Description
service_account_file_path string Path to your serviceaccount.json file. Please refer to Authenticate Google Checks with a service account to generate a service account.
account_id string Google Checks account ID from Checks settings page
app_id string Google Checks application ID
binary_path string Path to the application binary file: .apk, .aab or .ipa
generate_report boolean true If false the action won't upload and run the report for binary_path. It is useful to test your authentication and other paramaters.
wait_for_report boolean true If false the action won't wait for the report completion and the build will keep going.
severity_threshold string With this option, only vulnerabilities of the specified level or higher are reported. Valid values are: PRIORITY POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY.
fail_on string if all then action will fail if there are any failed checks following severity_threshold condition. It won't fail by default.
operation_id string For development and testing purposes. If an upload is already in progress, or you want to analyse an existing upload.


By configuring the inputs to the Checks fastlane plugin, you can customize if the Checks analysis should run in the background or as part of your testing suite.

Upload each new release to Checks and run the analysis in the background

platform :ios do
  desc "My example app"
  lane :distribute do
      account_id: "1234567890",
      app_id: "1234567890",
      binary_path: "./example-app.ipa",
      service_account_file_path: ENV["SERVICE_ACCOUNT_JSON"],

Run Checks as part of your Fastlane testing suite

desc "Checks App Compliance analysis"
lane :test do |options|
    account_id: "1234567890",
    app_id: "1234567890",
    binary_path: "./example-app.ipa",
    service_account_file_path: ENV["SERVICE_ACCOUNT_JSON"],
    wait_for_report: true,
    severity_threshold: "PRIORITY",
    fail_on: "ALL",

Run tests for this plugin

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


To automatically fix many of the styling issues, use

rubocop -a

Issues and Feedback

For any other issues and feedback about this plugin, please submit it to this repository.


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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


This plugin scans your mobile app using Google Checks to uncover compliance issues and data collection/sharing behaviors.







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