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React Native SDK v1 Integration


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To install the Persona React Native SDK within your React Native application, if you use yarn to manage your project dependencies

yarn add react-native-persona

If you use npm to manage your project dependencies

npm i react-native-persona

Add Android Maven repository

Open your android/build.gradle file. Add the Persona Maven repository to the bottom of your repository list.

allprojects {
    repositories {
        // ...
        maven { 
            url ''

Install iOS pods

cd ios; pod install

iOS Permissions

Ensure access to the Camera within your iOS app.

Modify your Info.plist:

Navigate to your project’s settings in Xcode and click the Info tab
Add a new Privacy - Camera Usage Description entry (if not already present) to enable camera access.

iOS minimum deployment target

Our native iOS SDK requires a minimum iOS deployment target of 11.0.

In your project's ios/Podfile, ensure your platform target is set to 11.0.

platform :ios '11.0'

iOS frameworks support


Ensure use_frameworks! is within your ios/Podfile.

Recent versions of React Native project generators should have this included by default. If you have been incrementally updating your React Native project from older versions, however, you may need to add this.

Without use_frameworks! the SDK will fail to compile due to problems importing Lottie, which is a dependency of the SDK.


The Persona Inquiry flow can be initiated with either a template ID or an inquiry ID.

Please refer to the code sample below and replace my_template_id with your template ID. You can find your template ID on the Persona Dashboard under Integration.

This starts the Inquiry flow and takes control of the user interface. Once the flow completes, the control of the user interface is returned to the app and the appropriate callbacks are called.

const InquiryLauncher = ({templateId}) => {
  const handleSuccess = useCallback((inquiryId, attributes) => {
     console.log("Inquiry #{inquiryId} succeeded with attributes #{attributes}");
  }, []);

  const handleCancelled = useCallback(() => {
    console.log("Inquiry was cancelled")
  }, []);

  const handleFailed = useCallback(inquiryId => {
    console.log("Inquiry #{inquiryId} failed.")
  }, []);

  const handleError = useCallback(error => {
  }, []);

  const handleBeginInquiry = useCallback(() => {
  }, [templateId])

  return (
    <Button onPress={handleBeginInquiry} title="Start inquiry" />

Inquiry Attributes

The onSuccess callback returns attributes, which is an object containing information extracted during the inquiry. The attributes object includes birthdate, name, and address.

Configuration options

Some different configuration example can be found below

// Configuration with only a template ID

// Configuration with only a template ID in the sandbox

// Configuration with a template and reference ID

// Configuration with a template and account ID

// Configuration with only an inquiry ID

// Configuration resuming an inquiry session with an access token 


In order to theme the experience, use the persona-tool to customize the colors of Persona Inquiry flow. The tool itself acts as a guide to walk you through theming your experience.

# yarn
yarn persona-tool

# npm
npx persona-tool

Follow the instructions provided by the theming tool to set up the proper configuration. Themes will need to be configured separately for iOS and Android.

For more information on theming, view React Native SDK Theming

Replacing strings

You can replace title, body, or button text by overwriting string resource files.

Replacing strings on Android

React Native strings files are typically located in android/app/src/main/res/values/strings.xml or android/app/src/main/res/values-<LANGUAGE>/strings.xml. Any strings you write will replaces those used by the Persona SDK.


  <!-- some of your strings.xml strings -->
  <string name="persona_inquiry_start_title">This is the start screen title.</string>
  <string name="persona_inquiry_start_body">This is below that in the body.</string>
  <string name="persona_inquiry_start_button">I\'m a button!</string>
  <!-- more of your strings.xml strings -->

Available Android String Keys

  • persona_contact_support_body
  • persona_contact_support_button
  • persona_contact_support_title
  • persona_countryselect_body
  • persona_countryselect_button
  • persona_countryselect_title
  • persona_governmentid_failed_title
  • persona_governmentid_start_body
  • persona_governmentid_start_title
  • persona_governmentid_submitting_body
  • persona_governmentid_submitting_title
  • persona_inquiry_complete_body
  • persona_inquiry_complete_button
  • persona_inquiry_complete_title
  • persona_inquiry_failed_body
  • persona_inquiry_failed_button
  • persona_inquiry_failed_title
  • persona_inquiry_start_body
  • persona_inquiry_start_button
  • persona_inquiry_start_title
  • persona_selfie_failed_body
  • persona_selfie_failed_button
  • persona_selfie_failed_title
  • persona_selfie_start_body
  • persona_selfie_start_button
  • persona_selfie_start_title
  • persona_selfie_submitting_body
  • persona_selfie_submitting_title

Replacing strings on iOS

Provide a Persona.strings file that replaces strings used by the Persona SDK.



"inquiryStartTitle" = "Verify your identity";
"inquiryStartBody" = "Let’s make sure you’re you!";
"inquiryStartButton" = "Get started";

Available iOS String Keys

  • governmentIdFailedTitle
  • governmentIdStartTitle
  • governmentIdStartBody
  • governmentIdSubmittingTitle
  • governmentIdSubmittingBody
  • selfieFailedTitle
  • selfieFailedBody
  • selfieFailedButton
  • selfieStartTitle
  • selfieStartBody
  • selfieStartButton
  • selfieSubmittingTitle
  • selfieSubmittingBody
  • countrySelectTitle
  • countrySelectBody
  • countrySelectButton
  • inquiryCompleteTitle
  • inquiryCompleteBody
  • inquiryCompleteButton
  • inquiryFailedTitle
  • inquiryFailedBody
  • inquiryFailedButton
  • inquiryStartTitle
  • inquiryStartBody