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Configure Embrace

The Embrace Unity SDK includes an editor script to assist with properly linking the SDK, and collecting and uploading debug information for symbolication. That component requires configuration prior to building. If your project ships on both Android and iOS make sure to configure both platforms using the Embrace editor window.

Configure the Android platform

Go to Tools -> Embrace -> Getting Started and click on it to reveal the Embrace editor window. Select the Android tab and fill in your unique App ID and Symbol Upload API Token. You can get the correct values from the settings page in your dash.

On Android, Unity builds are handled by Gradle. To integrate Embrace, we'll be adding some new dependencies to Unity's Gradle templates. Unity has already given us ways to customize the Gradle configuration via templates accessible from the Player Settings menu.

Minimum Gradle and Android Gradle Plugin Versions

To use the Embrace Unity SDK you must be using:

  1. At least version 4.1.0 of the Android Gradle Plugin (classpath
  2. At least version 6.1.1 of Gradle

These versions come preinstalled with Unity 2020.3.15f1 and newer. If you are using an older version of Unity, you may need to update your Gradle and Android Gradle Plugin versions. See this page for more information.

External Dependency Manager - Android Resolver

Notes on minimum versions**

To use the External Dependency Manager you must be using:

  1. At least version 1.0.13 of the Unity SDK
  2. At least version 4.7.0 of the Android Swazzler Plugin

If your project is already using other Android plugins, it is likely you are also using the External Dependency Manager. This is a module that ships with many plugins and handles dependency resolution for you.

Embrace fully supports the External Dependency Manager. Our dependencies are defined in <plugin root>/Editor/EmbraceSDKDependencies.xml. You can disable the Embrace automatic EDM support from Tools -> Settings -> Advanced -> Use External Dependency Manager. Warning, disabling EDM support may cause a RuntimeException due to duplicated classes at build time.

In case that you decided to disable the EDM support from Settings and the build failed because the Duplicated Classes RuntimeException, you can still disable the Embrace Dependencies Injection manually by adding the following setting to the root level of your launcherTemplate.gradle to prevents the error:

swazzler {
disableDependencyInjection = true
External Dependency Manager Settings

We recommend enabling the Patch mainTemplate.gradle setting in the External Dependency Manager menu. When enabled, the External Dependency Manager will declare dependencies in the mainTemplate.gradle file rather than download dependency artifacts into the Unity project. This allows gradle to handle retrieving those dependencies, and often results in fewer conflicts.

Please note that in order for the Patch mainTemplate.gradle setting to take effect your Unity project must contain a mainTemplate.gradle file. If you do not already have one in your Plugins/Android directory, create one by toggling the Custom Main Gradle Template option in Project Settings -> Player -> Android -> Publishing Settings -> Build.

Whether you use the resolver or not, make sure to also continue with the steps below to complete the configuration.

Customize Gradle Templates

Embrace needs the following templates present in your project:

  1. baseProjectTemplate.gradle
  2. launcherTemplate.gradle

Optional, for Unity 2022.2 and later or using DSL

  1. settingsTemplate.gradle

If your project already modifies these files, then apply the changes below to your existing files. If you do not customize the template currently, add a customization and then modify them as described below.

After creating or finding these template files in your project, make the following changes:

  1. In baseProjectTemplate.gradle, add the swazzler as a dependency. Also, ensure you have Maven Central defined as repositories as shown below.

If using Unity 2022.1 or earlier, update your baseProjectTemplate.gradle file as shown below. Note that the mavenCentral() repository must be added in two places.

allprojects {
buildscript {
repositories {
dependencies {
classpath 'io.embrace:embrace-swazzler:6.2.0'
repositories {
  1. In launcherTemplate.gradle, add the embrace-swazzler plugin.

    apply plugin: 'embrace-swazzler'
  2. in, add the following if not present:


Finally, if you export your Android build from Unity then you must ensure that the Create entry is checked under build settings. Then, you can save the zip file at the root of your project. We will grab the file automatically.

Now that you've configured the Android platform, it's time to login to the Embrace dashboard.