The Invoice Ninja iPhone and Android applications allows a user to connect to their self-hosted Invoice Ninja web application.
Connecting your to your self-hosted invoice ninja installation requires a couple of easy steps.
Web App configuration¶
First, you’ll need to add an additional field to your .env file which is located in the root directory of your self-hosted Invoice Ninja installation.
The additional field to add is API_SECRET, set this to your own defined alphanumeric string.
Save your .env file and now open Invoice Ninja on your iPhone.
Mobile App configuration¶
Once you have completed the in-app purchase to unlock the mobile app to connect to your own server, you’ll be presented with two fields.
The first is the Base URL of your self-hosted installation, ie http://ninja.yourapp.com
The second field is the API_SECRET, enter in the API_SECRET you used in your .env file.
You should now be able to login!
Q: I get a HTTP 500 error.
A: Most likely you have not entered your API_SECRET in your .env file
Q: I get a HTTP 403 error when i attempt to login with the iPhone or Android device.
A: Most likely your API_SECRET on the iPhone/Android device does not match that on your self-hosted installation.
Q: Do I need to create a token on the server?
A: No, this is not required. The server will automagically create a token if one does not exist on first login.