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Downloading a keystore file

If the file path of your keystore file is defined in your build.gradle file but the keystore file itself is missing from the location where the path points to, you can use one of our file downloading steps to download the keystore file from Bitrise and place it in the defined location.

Bitrise has two Steps which download files from the Code Signing tab. Which one to use in your workflow depends on where you uploaded your keystore file in Code Signing tab:

  1. Add either the File Downloader or the Generic File Storage step to your workflow. The step should be added BEFORE the Gradle Runner Step.
  2. If you use the File Downloader Step, fill out the following 2 input fields:
    • Download source url: Set the generated keystore URL you get when you upload your file to the ANDROID KEYSTORE FILE section of the Code Signing tab)
    • Download destination path: Set the location of the keystore file as a relative path. This path should be the same as the keystore path already defined in your build.gradle file (for example, file://$HOME/keystores/project_release.keystore).
  3. Add the Gradle Runner Step right after your file downloading step.

Note that if you have successfully added the steps to download your keystore file to the same location that you specified in your build.gradle file, you do not need the Sign APK Step to your workflow. Our Gradle Runner Step will sign and assemble your project.