Registration Client Developers Guide


Registration Client is a thick Java-based client where the resident's demographic and biometric details are captured along with the supporting documents in online or offline mode.

The documentation here will guide you through the prerequisites required for the developer' setup.

Software setup

Below are a list of tools required in Registration Client:

  1. JDK 11

  2. Any IDE (like Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA)

  3. Apache Maven (zip folder)

  4. Git

Follow the steps below to set up Registration Client on your local system:

Code setup

For the code setup, clone the Registration Client repository and follow the guidelines mentioned in the Code Contributions.

Importing and building of a project

  1. Open the project folder where pom.xml is present.

  2. Open command prompt from the same folder.

  3. Run the command mvn clean install -Dgpg.skip=true -DskipTests=true to build the project and wait for the build to complete successfully.

  4. After building of a project, open Eclipse and select Import Projects β†’ Maven β†’ Existing Maven Projects β†’ Next β†’ Browse to project directory β†’ Finish.

  5. After successful importing of project, update the project by right-click on Project β†’ Maven β†’ Update Project.

Environment setup

1. For the environment setup, you need an external dependency that is available here with different versions. (E.g.: You can download mock-sdk.jar and add to registration-services project Libraries β†’ Classpath β†’ Add External JARs β†’ Select Downloaded JAR β†’ Add β†’ Apply and Close).

2. Registration Client UI is developed using JavaFX and the UI pages are fxml files which can be opened using a tool called Scene Builder. The JavaFX integration with the Eclipse IDE is provided with the e(fx)clipse tool. Go to Help β†’ Install New Software β†’ Work with β†’ Add. Give Name and Location as mentioned in below image.

Once the software is installed, you will be prompted to restart your IDE.

3. Download from here, unzip and place it in your local file system. This folder contains list of javafx related jars that are necessary for running Registration Client UI.

4. We can change the application environment in the file registration-services\src\main\resources\props\ by modifying the property mosip.hostname

Below are the configurations to be done in Eclipse:

1. Open Eclipse and run the project for one time as Java application, so that it creates a Java application which you can see in debug configurations.

2. Open the arguments and pass this --module-path C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\Downloads\openjfx-11.0.2_windows-x64_bin-sdk\javafx-sdk-11.0.2\lib --add-modules=javafx.controls,javafx.fxml,javafx.base,javafx.web,javafx.swing, --add-exports in VM arguments.

3. Click Apply and then debug it (starts running). You can see a popup which shows informative messages of what is happening in background while Registration Client UI is loading and the application will be launched.

Running the Registration Client Downloader Docker image

  • Dockerfile is available under registration-client repository.

  • The concept here is to run nginx in the docker container from which is hosted and also registration-client on the field will connect to this nginx to check for new updates or changes.

Note: We refer this nginx server as registration-client download and upgrade server.

While running the registration-client docker container we need to pass below environment variables:


client_version_env : pom version of the registration client build

client_upgrade_server_env : public URL of this nginx server

reg_client_sdk_url_env : URL to download sdk zip. Make sure to have SDK jar and its dependent jars in the zip.

artifactory_url_env : artifactory URL to download below mentioned runtime dependencies





keystore_secret_env : password of the keystore.p12 file

host_name_env : syncdata-service public domain name

signer_timestamp_url_env : URL of timestamp server to timestamp registration-client jar files.

Need to mount a volume to β€œ/home/mosip/build_files” with below files

  • logback.xml

  • Client.crt : Signer certificate to be added in the registration-client build for jar sign verification.

  • keystore.p12 : Store private key used to sign the registation-client and registration-services jar files with β€œCodeSigning” alias.

  • maven.metadata.xml : Holds the current version of registration-client hosted in the upgrade server.


reg_client_custom_impls_url_env : URL to download scanner custom implementation jars(runtime dependency).

Finally, you can download the registration client zip from below URL. {registratiionclient download server domain name/ip}/registration-client/{client_version}/}


Run ( to generate Client.crt and keystore.p12.

To get the content of maven-metadata.xml and logback.xml check (

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