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Publish your Launch Property

Now that you have implemented some key solutions of the Adobe Experience Cloud in your Development environment, it's time to learn the publishing workflow.

Prerequisites

Your Launch user account needs permission to "Approve" and "Publish" in order to complete this lesson. If you are unable to complete any of these steps because the user interface options are not available to you, reach out to your Experience Cloud Administrator for access. For more information on Launch permissions, see the documentation .

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
  1. Publish a Development library to the Staging environment
  2. Update your app to load different Launch environments
  3. Publish a Staging library to the Production environment

Publish to Staging

Now that you have created and validated your library in the Development environment, it is time to publish it to Staging.
  1. Go to the Publishing page
  2. Open the dropdown next to your library and select Submit for Approval
  3. Click the Submit button in the dialog:
  4. Your library will now appear in the Submitted column in an unbuilt state:
  5. Open the dropdown and select Build for Staging :
  6. Once the green-dot icon appears, the library can be previewed in the Staging environment.
In a real-life scenario, the next step in the process would typically be to have your QA team validate the changes in the Staging library.
To Validate the Changes in the Staging Library
  1. In your Launch property, open the Environments page
  2. In the Staging row, click the Install icon
    to open the modal
At this point, the only difference between the installation instructions in your Development and Staging environments is the Launch reference in the Initialization Code, as highlighted in the screenshot above. All you need to do is update the corresponding line in your DemoApplication file and rebuild your app. If you use a different project for your Staging app, you would need to make sure that this project has all of the other app updates that you made throughout this tutorial.
In real-life, once your QA team has signed off by reviewing the changes in the Staging environment it is time to publish to production.

Publish to Production

  1. Go to the Publishing page
  2. From the dropdown, click Approve for Publishing :
  3. Click the Approve button in the dialog box:
  4. The library will now appear in the Approved column in the unbuilt state (yellow dot):
  5. Open the dropdown and select Build and Publish to Production :
  6. Click the Publish in the dialog box:
  7. The library will now appear in the Published column:
Again, notice that the Production environment uses a Launch reference in the Core Configuration, as highlighted in the screenshot below. If you use a different project for your Production app, you would need to make sure that this project has all of the app updates that you made throughout this tutorial.
The next time you make changes to your Launch configuration you will need to create a new Library in the Development environment. Remember, that adding and removing extensions will require updates to the app itself. Be careful about keeping your Launch environments and app code in sync with each other to avoid issues.
That’s it! You've completed the tutorial and published your first mobile property in Launch!