# Mobile SDK
# Getting started
In order to use our Mobile SDK you should:
- Do some backend preparations
- Choose the platform:
# Backend routines
In order to embed our MobileSDK you have to complete a couple of preparation steps on your backend and use the results to pass into the MobileSDK initialization:
# Step 1: Applicant Flow
Set up your applicant flow or pick a predefined one (e.g.
msdk-basic-kyc) in the dashboard
# Step 2: Access Token
Generate an access token that is associated with the
externalUserId - a user id in your system. This is needed
for constraining the access token to only one applicant.
# Example request
curl -X POST \ 'https://test-api.sumsub.com/resources/accessTokens?userId=SomeUserIdInYourSystem&ttlInSecs=600' \ -H 'Accept: application/json'
# Step 3: All done!
Now you can initialize the Mobile SDK.