App Permissions

With Appetize's app permissions, users can manage who has access to their app, can debug apps or view network traffic logs and more.

Who can run your app

When you upload an app to Appetize, you receive a link to view your app. This link includes the app's assigned publicKey, and looks like this:

This publicKey is an unguessable cryptographically generated 128-bit random string. By default, anybody who has your app's link, i.e. its publicKey, will have permission to run your app. Your app link can be easily shared with whomever you'd like, or embedded into your own applications.

Some customers want to restrict access, so that only authenticated users may run their app. For this purpose, we have a configuration option which can be set at either the app-level or the account-level.

App Level Permissions

App Level Permissions will override Account Level Permission Defaults

For the app-level setting, navigate to your Dashboard, then click the "manage" link for your app

and finally configure the option under App Permissions.

App Level Permissions can also be applied when uploading the app via our REST API. See Create new app and Update existing app for more information.

Account Level Permissions

You may also set account-wide permissions on your Account.


Configure the permissions below to determine whether you need to be authenticated to the account or simply have the Embed or View link for an app in order to perform the following actions.



Run your application


Specify a network proxy when running the app


Use Appetize's intercepting proxy when running the app


View your app's NSLog/Logger or Logcat output


Debug your app by connecting ADB to the hosted emulator


Allow the installation of additional APK's while your app is running

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