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RakutenAdvertisingAttribution iOS SDK

Our attribution SDK enables you to track app activity, including installs and purchase events, within your affiliate program.

Important: We recommend reading through the entire SDK documentation before beginning your SDK integration to make sure everything is clear. Your Implementation Specialist is happy to answer any questions you may have. Engineering support is also available to you as needed.

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  • iOS 11.0+
  • Xcode 11+
  • Swift 5+

Import the attribution SDK into your iOS workspace


Use CocoaPods to install attribution SDK as a pod. If you don’t have Cocoapods installed, follow this guide for intallations. If you have Cocopods already installed add the following lines in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
source 'https://github.com/Rakuten-Advertising-Developers/Specs.git'

target 'YOUR_TARGET_NAME' do
  pod 'RakutenAdvertisingAttribution'

Run the following command from your project's Podfile location

pod install --repo-update 
Swift Package Manager

Also you can use the Swift Package Manager as integration method. If you want to use the Swift Package Manager as integration method, either use Xcode to add the package dependency or add the following dependency to your Package.swift:

dependencies: [
    .package(name: "RakutenAdvertisingAttribution", 
             url: "https://github.com/Rakuten-Advertising-Developers/RakutenAdvertisingAttribution-iOS-SDK.git", 
             .upToNextMajor(from: "1.0.0"))

Creating public/private key pairs

To integrate the SDK into your application, you must generate public/private key pairs using the following commands.

openssl genrsa -out rad_rsa_private.pem 4096
openssl rsa -in rad_rsa_private.pem -outform PEM -pubout -out rad_rsa_public.pem

The above commands will create the following two files.

  1. rad_rsa_private.pem: Store this private key securely. This key is required by the SDK to report events to our attribution server in a secured manner. We recommend obfuscating the private key which is required during SDK initialization. To obfuscate the private key, follow the instructions the “Private Key Obfuscation steps” section.
  2. rad_rsa_public.pem: This file is required by our attribution server to verify the signature.

Note: Email the rad_ras_public.pem public key and your app bundle id details to ra-sdk-support@mail.rakuten.com

Setup attribution SDK initialization

Optionally you can obfuscate your key using the following guide

In your AppDelegate application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: initialize Configuration struct

let configuration = Configuration(key: PrivateKey.data(value: <Your Private Key>), 
                                  launchOptions: launchOptions)

Optionally you can provide another server information, for example for stage environment

let backendInfo = BackendInfo.stageConfiguration
let configuration = Configuration(key: PrivateKey.data(value: <Your Private Key>), 
                                  launchOptions: launchOptions, 
                                  backendURLProvider: backendInfo)

Then pass it to SDK

RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.setup(with: configuration)

Handling INSTALL and OPEN events along with deeplink data

Our attribution SDK provides a function (resolve) to capture app install events automatically. Simply call the RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.linkResolver.resolve function in AppDeletgate foreground method. In your AppDelegate use:

func application(_ app: UIApplication, open url: URL, options: [UIApplication.OpenURLOptionsKey: Any] = [:]) -> Bool {

    RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.linkResolver.resolve(url: url)
    return true

func application(_ application: UIApplication,
                continue userActivity: NSUserActivity,
                restorationHandler: @escaping ([UIUserActivityRestoring]?) -> Void) -> Bool {

    RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.linkResolver.resolve(userActivity: userActivity)
    return true

Optionally you can use delegate property of linkResolver, to handle deeplink data from the response

let vc = ViewController()
RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.linkResolver.delegate = viewController
navigationController?.pushViewController(vc, animated: true)

In that case, you must confirm LinkResolvableDelegate in the place where you would like to handle response. Check ResolveLinkResponse struct documentation for details

extension ViewController: LinkResolvableDelegate {
    func didResolveLink(response: ResolveLinkResponse) {
        DispatchQueue.main.async { [weak self] in
            //success handle deeplink data response
    func didFailedResolve(link: String, with error: Error) {
        DispatchQueue.main.async { [weak self] in
            //error case handling

When the app launches for the first time after installation, the resolve() method flags the session as the first session and our attribution server records the event as an INSTALL.

Important: When resolve() is called, our attribution server will attempt to attribute the event to an affiliate link referral. Please follow your business requirement on when to call resolve(). Any excluding logic is the individual developer’s responsibility; however, we have included the following sample code to illustrate how to call resolve() for specific traffic.

func shouldIgnoreLinkResolver(userActivity: NSUserActivity) -> Bool {
    guard userActivity.activityType == NSUserActivityTypeBrowsingWeb,
          let incomingURL = userActivity.webpageURL,
          let host = incomingURL.host else { return false }
    let excludedDomains: Set<String> = ["example.com", "excluded.com"]
    return excludedDomains.contains(host)
func application(_ application: UIApplication, continue userActivity: NSUserActivity, restorationHandler: @escaping ([UIUserActivityRestoring]?) -> Void) -> Bool {
    if !shouldIgnoreLinkResolver(userActivity: userActivity) {
            RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.linkResolver.resolve(userActivity: userActivity)
    return true


For improving user experience you can also provide advertising information. Starting from iOS 14 Apple made a couple of changes relating to receiving IDFA data. Here code sample which you can use, to retrieve this value for iOS14 and also for previous versions as well.

Don't forget to add to Info.plist tracking usage description information

<string>This identifier will be used to deliver personalized ads to you.</string>
import Foundation
import AdSupport

#if canImport(AppTrackingTransparency)
    import AppTrackingTransparency

typealias IDFAFetcherCompletion = ((Bool, UUID)->())

class IDFAFetcher {

    // MARK: Internal

    static func startFetching(with completion: @escaping IDFAFetcherCompletion) {

        let innerCompletion: ()->() = {

            let enabled: Bool
            if #available(iOS 14, *) {
                enabled = ATTrackingManager.trackingAuthorizationStatus == .authorized
            } else {
                enabled = ASIdentifierManager.shared().isAdvertisingTrackingEnabled
            let identifier = ASIdentifierManager.shared().advertisingIdentifier

            DispatchQueue.main.async {
                completion(enabled, identifier)

        if #available(iOS 14, *) {
            if ATTrackingManager.trackingAuthorizationStatus == .notDetermined {
                ATTrackingManager.requestTrackingAuthorization { status in
            } else {
        } else {

Then call it and pass parameters to SDK

IDFAFetcher.startFetching {
    RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.adSupport.isTrackingEnabled = $0
    RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.adSupport.advertisingIdentifier = $1.uuidString

Handling Purchase Events

Our attribution SDK provides a function RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.eventSender to capture in-app purchase events. Upon successfully completing the order processing routine, call the RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.eventSender function passing details about the purchase.

Sample purchase event reporting code:

// Item level details (item1)
let content1: EventContentItem = [.price: 100,
                                  .quantity: 1,
                                  .sku: "788672541568328428",
                                  .productName: "First Product Name"]
// Item level details (item2)
let content2: EventContentItem = [.price: 150,
                                  .quantity: 2,
                                  .sku: "788672541527138674",
                                  .productName: "Second Product Name"]
// if you have more items continue with content3, content4 and so on and include in the Event() as below
// Order details 
let eventData = EventData(transactionId: "12345",
                                         currency: "USD",
                                         revenue: 415,
                                         shipping: 15,
                                         tax: 7)                                
let event = Event(name: "PURCHASE",
                  eventData: eventData,
                  contentItems: [content1, content2])
RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.eventSender.send(event: event)

Similarly, you can use delegate property of eventSender, to track status of sending events

let vc = ViewController()
RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.eventSender.delegate = viewController
navigationController?.pushViewController(vc, animated: true)

Confirm to EventSenderableDelegate in a place where you would like to receive status

extension ViewController: EventSenderableDelegate {
    func didSend(eventName: String, resultMessage: String) {
        DispatchQueue.main.async { [weak self] in
            //success case handling
    func didFailedSend(eventName: String, with error: Error) {
        DispatchQueue.main.async { [weak self] in
            //error case handling


For debugging enable the logger as below:

RakutenAdvertisingAttribution.shared.logger.enabled = true

Once the logging flag enabled, you will be able to see resolve() and sendEvent() request and response payloads in the debug console.

Sample debug log:

POST https://attribution-sdk-endpoint-z7j3tzzl4q-uc.a.run.app/v2/resolve-link-rak
  "Content-Type" : "application\/json",
  "Authorization" : "Bearer eyJ0eX <...> EuY"
  "device_data" : {
    "is_simulator" : true,
    "os" : "iOS",
    "device_id" : "DA128118-C52B-4EAA-9F65-4C6A6F686F66",
    "screen_width" : 414,
    "model" : "iPhone",
    "os_version" : "14.0",
    "screen_height" : 896,
    "ios_vendor_id" : "DA128118-C52B-4EAA-9F65-4C6A6F686F66",
    "fingerprint" : "{\"userAgent\":\"Mozilla\/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 14_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit\/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile\/15E148\",\"webdriver\":false,\"language\":\"en-us\",\"colorDepth\":32,\"deviceMemory\":\"not available\",\"pixelRatio\":2,\"hardwareConcurrency\":\"not available\",\"screenResolution\":[896,414],\"availableScreenResolution\":[896,414],\"timezoneOffset\":-180,\"timezone\":\"Europe\/Kiev\",\"sessionStorage\":true,\"localStorage\":true,\"indexedDb\":true,\"addBehavior\":false,\"openDatabase\":false,\"cpuClass\":\"not available\",\"platform\":\"iPhone\",\"doNotTrack\":\"not available\",\"webglVendorAndRenderer\":\"Apple Inc.~Apple GPU\",\"adBlock\":false,\"hasLiedLanguages\":false,\"hasLiedResolution\":false,\"hasLiedOs\":false,\"hasLiedBrowser\":false,\"touchSupport\":[5,true,true],\"fontsFlash\":\"swf object not loaded\",\"audio\":\"35.10892752557993\",\"ip\":\"\"}",
    "hardware_id_type" : "vendor_id"
  "universal_link_url" : "",
  "first_session" : false,
  "user_data" : {
    "sdk_version" : "1.0.0",
    "bundle_identifier" : "com.rakutenadvertising.RADAttribution-Example",
    "app_version" : "1.0.0"

POST https://attribution-sdk-endpoint-z7j3tzzl4q-uc.a.run.app/v2/resolve-link-rak
CODE: 200
  "session_id" : "5f6c7374421aa900012733c4",
  "link" : "",
  "click_timestamp" : 0,
  "device_fingerprint_id" : "5f6c7374421aa9000127343f"

IMPORTANT: We recommend disabling debugging in the production build.

Demo app

We provide a sample app that demonstrate the use of the Rakuten Advertising attribution SDK. You can find the open source application at this Git Repsitory


To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


All examples require import RakutenAdvertisingAttribution somewhere in the source file.



Rakuten Advertising


RakutenAdvertisingAttribution iOS SDK is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


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