Host in-house private frameworks with CocoaPods

Sasha Prokhorenko
Feb 28, 2018 · 1 min read

When you have frameworks which you need to share between iOS developers inside a company without going public you can do it with a private CocoaPods repository. In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to do so step by step.

You should have a CocoaPods installed otherwise install it:

sudo gem install cocoapods
  1. Create private repository on your company’s Github, Bitbucket or Gitlab:

2. Provide access for all your iOS team members.

3. Add your private specs:

pod repo add specsName https://code.company.com/podspecs.git

Note : It will be add to the pass ~/.cocoapods/repos

4. When you have your pod ready, push your CocoaPod specs to remote:

pod repo push specsName MyPod.podspec

OR

pod repo push --allow-warnings specsName MyPod.podspec

5. When you need to use your in-house pod, just add your private podspecs source and desire pod to Podfile:

source 'https://code.company.com/podspecs.git'
source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '11.0'

target 'MayApp' do
use_frameworks!
pod 'MyPod'
end