• When the Firebase 3.x SDK was released at Google I/O, the authentication part of the SDK was no longer compatible with React Native.
  • The version also adds unauthenticated access from the Node.js SDK, which means you can initialize an app without a service account.
  • A service account is still required to create and verify tokens, but it isn’t necessary for all Node.js use cases.
  • Software Engineer Thanks to your continued feedback, Firebase now has broader support for React Native with version 3.1.0 of the JavaScript SDK .
  • With the latest SDK, we’ve relaxed this requirement, so you can initialize your app with just your database URL. import firebase from “firebase”; firebase.initializeApp({ databaseURL: “”, }); Without a service account, access to the Realtime Database will be restricted just like any other unauthenticated client.

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