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Generate Signed APK Wizard

Build| Generate Signed APK


To deploy and run an Android Application package (.apk file) on physical devices, you need to sign it with you personal signature (certificate). Based on this signature, the Android system identifies the author of every deployed application. You do not need to apply for a personal signature to any authority, a signature generated by IntelliJ IDEA is quite sufficient.

Use the Generate Signed APK Wizard to have IntelliJ IDEA digitally sign Android Packages (.apk files) during package extraction. You can use previously created signature keys, create new ones in existing keystores, or create new keystores.

Alternatively, you can configure the .apk file as an artifact by creating an artifact definition of the Android application type with the Release signed package mode turned on. When IntelliJ IDEA builds the package in accordance with this definition, it signs the package automatically.

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Last modified: 4 December 2014
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