Build Options

Build Options #

If you’re upgrading from v1.5.10 or earlier, please note that configuration data will no longer be embedded in our SDK package directory, and instead relocated to your project’s Assets folder under Assets/Embrace. Any previously defined configurations will be automatically converted at installation time to the updated format described in this document.

SDK Configuration Options #

The behavior of the Embrace Unity SDK can be customized through the same list of configuration options as the Android and iOS SDKs.

Configuration options can be accessed in the Configurations tab of the Settings window. This window can be opened through the top-level menu Tools > Embrace > Settings or by clicking on the Customize SDK Configuration button from the Getting Started window.

For details about what each option does, please consult the documenation for Android or iOS.

Configuring Environments #

Some applications have complex build pipelines. For example, it’s common practice for a development team to work in a “Dev” environment, then push their changes to a “Staging” when features are complete and ready to be tested, and finally released to a “Production” upon final approval. In such cases it may be beneficial define different configuration options for each environment. The Embrace SDK supports this this type of workflow through the Environments list available in the Settings window.

Using this list you can easily add, rename, or remove environments as needed. Each environment will create an Android and iOS configuration file stored in the Embrace data directory.

You can select and configure each environment by clicking on the "=" icon to the left of each list item in the Settings window, or by selecting an environment from the Getting Started window.

NOTE: Most of the time users will not see the creation of configuration data when the Environments list is edited. However, if you happen to peek in the Configurations folder, you’ll notice that upon defining an environment configuration objects are created with a GUID-based name. They will get automatically renamed to match user input once the Update Environments is pressed, or if the Settings window loses focus. See the reference images above for an example.

Specifying Environments At Build Time #

The Embrace SDK also supports specifying a configuration environment at build-time through the use of environment variables defined at the OS level. This feature can enable a CI/CD pipeline to define which environment to build with. We support the follwing definitions:


  • Define this variable with the index number of an existing Embrace configuration environment.
    Out-of-range indices will result in build failure.


  • Define this variable with the name of an existing configuration environment (e.g. “Dev”, “Staging”, or “Prod”);
We only support the use of a single environment variable to specify an Embrace configuration. Please be aware that defining both variables at build-time will result in a failed build.

For example, let’s assume the following environment configurations are defined (“Dev”, “Staging”, and “Prod”), and the CI/CD build-time target environment should be “Staging”.

If you’d like to specify “Staging” via it’s index, you would define the following:



Alternatively, to specify by the name “Staging”:

macOS/Linux: $ export EMBRACE_ENVIRONMENTS_NAME=Staging


Configuration Output #

Users will notice that both default, and environment-defined configurations already have some fields defined upon creation. These fields correspond to the defaults specified for Android and iOS. At build time, configuration files are loaded and scanned for non-default settings, which are then output to an override configuration file for their specific platforms.

For example, in the sdk_config.session sub-element of the Android configuration, if the async_end flag is set to true and max_session_seconds is set to 120 the output embrace-config.json file will only feature those fields as overrides since they are overriding default settings. Likewise, in the iOS configuration the CRASH_REPORT_ENABLED ENABLE_AUTOMATIC_VIEW_CAPTURE and STARTUP_MOMENT_SCREENSHOT_ENABLED fields were modified with non-default values, and are therefore the only settings included in the Embrace-Info.plist output.

NOTE: The app_id and api_token fields are always included.

Data Directory #

The Unity Embrace SDK will store configuration data in the Assets/Embrace directory of your project. This directory can be customized in the Settings window under the General tab. Specify a new directory in the Embrace Data Directory field. Note that this path will remain relative to your project’s Assets folder. This is a necessary constraint since we depend on the Unity’s AssetDatabase utility to manage user-generated configuration files.