Get started building an extension

This page walks you through the steps required to build a simple Firebase Extension, which you can install in your projects or share with others. This simple example of a Firebase Extension will watch your Realtime Database for messages and convert them to upper case.

1. Set up your environment and initialize a project

Before you can start building an extension, you'll need to set up a build environment with the required tools.

  1. Install Node.js 16 or newer. One way to install Node is by using nvm (or nvm-windows).

  2. Install or update to the latest version of the Firebase CLI. To install or update using npm, run this command:

    npm install -g firebase-tools

Now use the Firebase CLI to initialize a new extension project:

  1. Create a directory for your extension and cd into it:

    mkdir rtdb-uppercase-messages && cd rtdb-uppercase-messages
  2. Run the Firebase CLI's ext:dev:init command:

    firebase ext:dev:init

    When prompted, choose JavaScript as the language for functions (but note that you can also use TypeScript when you develop your own extension), and, when asked to install dependencies, answer "yes". (Accept the defaults for any other options.) This command will set up a skeleton codebase for a new extension, from which you can start developing your extension.

2. Try the example extension using the emulator

When the Firebase CLI initialized the new extensions directory, it created a simple example function and an integration-tests directory that contains the files necessary to run an extension using the Firebase emulator suite.

Try running the example extension in the emulator:

  1. Change to the integration-tests directory:

    cd functions/integration-tests
  2. Start the emulator with a demo project:

    firebase emulators:start --project=demo-test

    The emulator loads the extension into a predefined "dummy" project (demo-test). The extension so far consists of a single HTTP-triggered function, greetTheWorld, which returns a "hello world" message when accessed.

  3. With the emulator still running, try the extension's greetTheWorld function by visiting the URL it printed when you started it.

    Your browser displays the message "Hello World from greet-the-world".

  4. The source code for this function is in the extension's functions directory. Open the source in the editor or IDE of your choice:


    const functions = require("firebase-functions");
    exports.greetTheWorld = functions.https.onRequest((req, res) => {
      // Here we reference a user-provided parameter
      // (its value is provided by the user during installation)
      const consumerProvidedGreeting = process.env.GREETING;
      // And here we reference an auto-populated parameter
      // (its value is provided by Firebase after installation)
      const instanceId = process.env.EXT_INSTANCE_ID;
      const greeting = `${consumerProvidedGreeting} World from ${instanceId}`;
  5. While the emulator is running, it will automatically reload any changes you make to your Functions code. Try making a small change to the greetTheWorld function:


    const greeting = `${consumerProvidedGreeting} everyone, from ${instanceId}`;

    Save your changes. The emulator will reload your code, and now, when you visit the function URL, you'll see the updated greeting.

3. Add basic information to extension.yaml

Now that you have a development environment set up and are running the extensions emulator, you can start writing your own extension.

As a modest first step, edit the predefined extension metadata to reflect the extension you want to write instead of greet-the-world. This metadata is stored in the extension.yaml file.

  1. Open extension.yaml in your editor, and replace the entire contents of the file with the following:

    name: rtdb-uppercase-messages
    version: 0.0.1
    specVersion: v1beta  # Firebase Extensions specification version; don't change
    # Friendly display name for your extension (~3-5 words)
    displayName: Convert messages to upper case
    # Brief description of the task your extension performs (~1 sentence)
    description: >-
      Converts messages in RTDB to upper case
      authorName: Your Name
    license: Apache-2.0  # Required license
    # Public URL for the source code of your extension

    Note the naming convention used in the name field: official Firebase extensions are named with a prefix indicating the primary Firebase product the extension operates on, followed by a description of what the extension does. You should use the same convention in your own extensions.

  2. Since you've changed the name of your extension, you should also update your emulator configuration with the new name:

    1. In functions/integration-tests/firebase.json, change greet-the-world to rtdb-uppercase-messages.
    2. Rename functions/integration-tests/extensions/greet-the-world.env to functions/integration-tests/extensions/rtdb-uppercase-messages.env.

There are still some remnants of the greet-the-world extension remaining in your extension code, but leave them for now. You'll update those in the next few sections.

4. Write a Cloud Function and declare it as an extension resource

Now you can get started writing some code. In this step, you will write a Cloud Function that performs the core task of your extension, which is to watch your Realtime Database for messages and convert them to upper case.

  1. Open the source for the extension's functions (in the extension's functions directory) in the editor or IDE of your choice. Replace its contents with the following:


    import { database, logger } from "firebase-functions/v1";
    const app = initializeApp();
    // Listens for new messages added to /messages/{pushId}/original and creates an
    // uppercase version of the message to /messages/{pushId}/uppercase
    // for all databases in 'us-central1'
    export const makeuppercase = database
      .onCreate(async (snapshot, context) => {
        // Grab the current value of what was written to the Realtime Database.
        const original = snapshot.val();
        // Convert it to upper case.
        logger.log("Uppercasing", context.params.pushId, original);
        const uppercase = original.toUpperCase();
        // Setting an "uppercase" sibling in the Realtime Database.
        const upperRef = snapshot.ref.parent.child("upper");
        await upperRef.set(uppercase);

    The old function, which you replaced, was an HTTP-triggered function, which ran when an HTTP endpoint was accessed. The new function is triggered by real-time database events: it watches for new items at a particular path and, when one is detected, it writes the uppercase version of the value back to the database.

    By the way, this new file uses ECMAScript module syntax (import and export) instead of CommonJS (require). To use ES modules in Node, specify "type": "module" in functions/package.json:

      "name": "rtdb-uppercase-messages",
      "main": "index.js",
      "type": "module",
  2. Every function in your extension must be declared in the extension.yaml file. The example extension declared greetTheWorld as the extension's only Cloud Function; now that you've replaced it with makeuppercase, you also need to update its declaration.

    Open extension.yaml and add a resources field:

      - name: makeuppercase
        type: firebaseextensions.v1beta.function
            eventType: providers/google.firebase.database/eventTypes/ref.create
            # DATABASE_INSTANCE (project's default instance) is an auto-populated
            # parameter value. You can also specify an instance.
            resource: projects/_/instances/${DATABASE_INSTANCE}/refs/messages/{pushId}/original
          runtime: "nodejs18"
  3. Since your extension is now using Realtime Database as a trigger, you need to update your emulator configuration to run the RTDB emulator alongside the Cloud Functions emulator:

    1. If the emulator is still running, stop it by pressing Ctrl-C.

    2. From the functions/integration-tests directory, run the following command:

      firebase init emulators

      When asked, skip setting up a default project, then select the Functions and Database emulators. Accept the default ports and allow the setup tool to download any required files.

    3. Restart the emulator:

      firebase emulators:start --project=demo-test
  4. Try out your updated extension:

    1. Open the Database emulator UI using the link the emulator printed when you started it.

    2. Edit the root node of the database:

      • Field: messages
      • Type: json
      • Value: {"11": {"original": "recipe"}}

      If everything is set up correctly, when you save your database changes, the extension's makeuppercase function should trigger and add a child record to message 11 with the contents "upper": "RECIPE". Take a look at the logs and the database tabs of the emulator UI to confirm the expected results.

    3. Try adding some more children to the messages node ({"original":"any text"}). Whenever you add a new record, the extension should add an uppercase field containing the uppercase contents of the original field.

You now have a complete, though simple, extension that operates on an RTDB instance. In the sections that follow, you will refine this extension with some additional features. Then, you'll get the extension ready to distribute to others, and finally, learn how to publish your extension on Extensions Hub.

5. Declare APIs and roles

Firebase grants each instance of an installed extension limited access to the project and its data using a per-instance service account. Each account has the minimum set of permissions needed to operate. For this reason, you must explicitly declare any IAM roles your extension requires; when users install your extension, Firebase creates a service account with these roles granted and uses it to run the extension.

You don't need to declare roles to trigger off a product's events, but you do need to declare a role to otherwise interact with it. Because the function you added in the last step writes to Realtime Database, you need to add the following declaration to extension.yaml:

  - role: firebasedatabase.admin
    reason: Allows the extension to write to RTDB.

Similarly, you declare the Google APIs that an extension uses in the apis field. When users install your extension, they will be asked if they want to automatically enable these APIs for their project. This is typically only necessary for non-Firebase Google APIs, and isn't needed for this guide.

6. Define user-configurable parameters

The function you created in the last two steps watched a specific RTDB location for incoming messages. Sometimes, watching a specific location really is what you want, such as when your extension operates on a database structure that you use exclusively for your extension. However, most of the time, you will want to make these values configurable by users who install your extension in their projects. This way, users can make use of your extension to work with their existing database setup.

Make the path that the extension watches for new messages user-configurable:

  1. In the extension.yaml file, add a params section:

    - param: MESSAGE_PATH
      label: Message path
      description: >-
        What is the path at which the original text of a message can be found?
      type: string
      default: /messages/{pushId}/original
      required: true
      immutable: false

    This defines a new string parameter that users will be prompted to set when they install your extension.

  2. Still in the extension.yaml file, go back to your makeuppercase declaration and change the resource field to the following:

    resource: projects/_/instances/${DATABASE_INSTANCE}/refs/${param:MESSAGE_PATH}

    The ${param:MESSAGE_PATH} token is a reference to the parameter you just defined. When your extension runs, this token will be replaced by whatever value the user configured for that parameter, with the result that the makeuppercase function will listen to the path the user specified. You can use this syntax to reference any user-defined parameter anywhere in extension.yaml (and in—more on that later).

  3. You can also access user-defined parameters from your functions code.

    In the function you wrote in the last section, you hard-coded the path to watch for changes. Change the trigger definition to reference the user-defined value instead:


    export const makeuppercase = database.ref(process.env.MESSAGE_PATH).onCreate

    Note that in Firebase Extensions, this change is purely for the sake of documentation: when a Cloud Function is deployed as part of an extension, it uses the trigger definition from the extension.yaml file and ignores the value specified in the function definition. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to document in your code where this value comes from.

  4. You might find it disappointing to make a code change that has no runtime effect, but the important lesson to take away is that you can access any user-defined parameter in your function code and use it as an ordinary value in the function's logic. As a nod to this capability, add the following log statement to demonstrate that you are indeed accessing the value that the user defined:


    export const makeuppercase = database.ref(process.env.MESSAGE_PATH).onCreate(
      async (snapshot, context) => {
        logger.log("Found new message at ", snapshot.ref);
        // Grab the current value of what was written to the Realtime Database.
  5. Normally, users are prompted to provide values for parameters when they install an extension. When you use the emulator for testing and development, however, you skip the installation process, so you instead provide values for user-defined parameters using an env file.

    Open functions/integration-tests/extensions/rtdb-uppercase-messages.env and replace the GREETING definition with the following:


    Notice that the path above is different from the default path and from the path you defined previously; this is just to prove to yourself when you try your updated extension that your definition is taking effect.

  6. Now, restart the emulator and once again visit the database emulator UI.

    Edit the root node of the database, using the path you defined above:

    • Field: msgs
    • Type: json
    • Value: {"11": {"original": "recipe"}}

    When you save your database changes, the extension's makeuppercase function should trigger as it did before, but now it should also print the user-defined parameter to the console log.

7. Provide event hooks for user-defined logic

You've already seen, as an extension author, how a Firebase product can trigger your extension-provided logic: the creation of new records in Realtime Database triggers your makeuppercase function. Your extension can have an analogous relationship with the users who install your extension: your extension can trigger logic that the user defines.

An extension can provide synchronous hooks, asynchronous hooks, or both. Synchronous hooks give users a way to perform tasks that block the completion of one of the extension's functions. This can be useful, for example, to give users a way to perform custom preprocessing before an extension does its work.

In this guide, you'll add an asynchronous hook to your extension, which will enable users to define their own processing steps to be run after your extension writes the uppercase message to Realtime Database. Asynchronous hooks use Eventarc to trigger user-defined functions. Extensions declare the types of events they emit, and when users install the extension, they choose which event types they're interested in. If they choose at least one event, Firebase will provision an Eventarc channel for the extension as part of the installation process. Users can then deploy their own cloud functions that listen on that channel and trigger when the extension publishes new events.

Follow these steps to add an asynchronous hook:

  1. In the extension.yaml file, add the following section, which declares the one event type the extension emits:

      - type: test-publisher.rtdb-uppercase-messages.v1.complete
        description: >-
          Occurs when message uppercasing completes. The event subject will contain
          the RTDB URL of the uppercase message.

    Event types must be universally unique; to ensure uniqueness, always name your events using the following format: <publisher-id>.<extension-id>.<version>.<description>. (You don't have a publisher ID yet, so just use test-publisher for now.)

  2. At the end of the makeuppercase function, add some code that publishes an event of the type you just declared:


    // Import the Eventarc library:
    import { initializeApp } from "firebase-admin/app";
    import { getEventarc } from "firebase-admin/eventarc";
    const app = initializeApp();
    // In makeuppercase, after upperRef.set(uppercase), add:
    // Set eventChannel to a newly-initialized channel, or `undefined` if events
    // aren't enabled.
    const eventChannel =
      process.env.EVENTARC_CHANNEL &&
      getEventarc().channel(process.env.EVENTARC_CHANNEL, {
        allowedEventTypes: process.env.EXT_SELECTED_EVENTS,
    // If events are enabled, publish a `complete` event to the configured
    // channel.
    eventChannel &&
        type: "test-publisher.rtdb-uppercase-messages.v1.complete",
        subject: upperRef.toString(),
        data: {
          "original": original,
          "uppercase": uppercase,

    This example code takes advantage of the fact that the EVENTARC_CHANNEL environment variable is defined only when the user enabled at least one event type. if EVENTARC_CHANNEL is not defined, the code does not attempt to publish any events.

    You can attach extra information to an Eventarc event. In the example above, the event has a subject field that contains a reference to the newly-created value, and a data payload that contains the original and uppercase messages. User-defined functions that trigger off the event can make use of this information.

  3. Normally, the EVENTARC_CHANNEL and EXT_SELECTED_EVENTS environment variables are defined based on the options the user selected during installation. For testing with the emulator, manually define these variables in the rtdb-uppercase-messages.env file:


At this point, you have completed the steps needed to add an asynchronous event hook to your extension.

To try out this new feature that you have just implemented, in the next few steps, assume the role of a user who is installing the extension:

  1. From the functions/integration-tests directory, initialize a new Firebase project:

    firebase init functions

    When prompted, decline to set up a default project, select JavaScript as the Cloud Functions language, and install the required dependencies. This project represents a user's project, which has your extension installed.

  2. Edit integration-tests/functions/index.js and paste the following code:

    import { logger } from "firebase-functions/v1";
    import { onCustomEventPublished } from "firebase-functions/v2/eventarc";
    import { initializeApp } from "firebase-admin/app";
    import { getDatabase } from "firebase-admin/database";
    const app = initializeApp();
    export const extraemphasis = onCustomEventPublished(
      async (event) => {"Received makeuppercase completed event", event);
        const refUrl = event.subject;
        const ref = getDatabase().refFromURL(refUrl);
        const upper = (await ref.get()).val();
        return ref.set(`${upper}!!!`);

    This is an example of a post-processing function a user might write. In this case, the function listens for the extension to publish a complete event, and when triggered, adds three exclamation points to the newly-uppercased message.

  3. Restart the emulator. The emulator will load the extension's functions as well as the post-processing function the "user" defined.

  4. Visit the database emulator UI and edit the root node of the database, using the path you defined above:

    • Field:msgs
    • Type: json
    • Value: {"11": {"original": "recipe"}}

    When you save your database changes, the extension's makeuppercase function and the user's extraemphasis function should trigger in sequence, resulting in the upper field getting the value RECIPE!!!.

8. Add lifecycle event handlers

The extension you've written so far processes messages as they are created. But what if your users already have a database of messages when they install the extension? Firebase Extensions has a feature called lifecycle event hooks that you can use to trigger actions when your extension gets installed, updated, or reconfigured. In this section, you will use lifecycle event hooks to backfill a project's existing message database with uppercased messages when a user installs your extension.

Firebase Extensions uses Cloud Tasks to run your lifecycle event handlers. You define event handlers using Cloud Functions; whenever an instance of your extension reaches one of the supported lifecycle events, if you have defined a handler, it will add the handler to a Cloud Tasks queue. Cloud Tasks will then asynchronously execute the handler. While a lifecycle event handler is running, the Firebase console will report to the user that the extension instance has a processing task in progress. It's up to your handler function to report ongoing status and task completion back to the user.

To add a lifecycle event handler that backfills existing messages, do the following:

  1. Define a new Cloud Function that's triggered by task queue events:


    import { tasks } from "firebase-functions/v1";
    import { getDatabase } from "firebase-admin/database";
    import { getExtensions } from "firebase-admin/extensions";
    import { getFunctions } from "firebase-admin/functions";
    export const backfilldata = tasks.taskQueue().onDispatch(async () => {
      const batch = await getDatabase()
      const promises = [];
      for (const key in batch.val()) {
        const msg = batch.child(key);
        if (msg.hasChild("original") && !msg.hasChild("upper")) {
          const upper = msg.child("original").val().toUpperCase();
      await Promise.all(promises);
      if (promises.length > 0) {
        const queue = getFunctions().taskQueue(
        return queue.enqueue({});
      } else {
        return getExtensions()
          .setProcessingState("PROCESSING_COMPLETE", "Backfill complete.");

    Notice that the function only processes a few records before adding itself back to the task queue. This is a commonly used strategy to deal with processing tasks that cannot complete within the timeout window of a Cloud Function. Since you can't predict how many messages a user might already have in their database when they install your extension, this strategy is a good fit.

  2. In the extension.yaml file, declare your backfill function as an extension resource that has the taskQueueTrigger property:

      - name: makeuppercase
      - name: backfilldata
        type: firebaseextensions.v1beta.function
        description: >-
          Backfill existing messages with uppercase versions
          runtime: "nodejs18"
          taskQueueTrigger: {}

    Then declare the function as the handler for the onInstall lifecycle event:

        function: backfilldata
        processingMessage: Uppercasing existing messages
  3. Although backfilling existing messages is nice to have, the extension could still function without it. In situations like this, you should make running the lifecycle event handlers optional.

    To do so, add a new parameter to extension.yaml:

    - param: DO_BACKFILL
      label: Backfill existing messages
      description: >-
        Generate uppercase versions of existing messages?
      type: select
      required: true
        - label: Yes
          value: true
        - label: No
          value: false

    Then at the beginning of the backfill function, check the value of the DO_BACKFILL parameter and exit early if it's not set:


    if (!process.env.DO_BACKFILL) {
      return getExtensions()
        .setProcessingState("PROCESSING_COMPLETE", "Backfill skipped.");

With the above changes, the extension will now convert existing messages to uppercase when it is installed.

Up to this point, you used the extension emulator to develop your extension and test ongoing changes. However, the extension emulator skips the installation process, so to test your onInstall event handler, you'll need to install the extension in a real project. That's just as well though, since with the addition of this automatic backfill feature, the tutorial extension is now code-complete!

9. Deploy into a real Firebase project

Although the extensions emulator is a great tool for rapidly iterating on an extension during development, at some point you'll want to try it in a real project.

To do so, first set up a new project with some services enabled:

  1. In the Firebase console, add a new project.
  2. Upgrade your project to the pay-as-you-go Blaze plan. Cloud Functions for Firebase requires your project to have a billing account, so you also need a billing account to install an extension.
  3. In your new project, enable Real-time Database.
  4. Since you want to test your extension's ability to backfill existing data on installation, import some sample data into your real-time database instance:
    1. Download some seed RTDB data.
    2. On the Real-time Database page of the Firebase console, click (more) > Import JSON and select the file you just downloaded.
  5. To enable the backfill function to use the orderByChild method, configure the database to index messages on the value of upper:

      "rules": {
        ".read": false,
        ".write": false,
        "messages": {
          ".indexOn": "upper"

Now install your extension from local source into the new project:

  1. Create a new directory for your Firebase project:

    mkdir ~/extensions-live-test && cd ~/extensions-live-test
  2. Initialize a Firebase project in the working directory:

    firebase init database

    When prompted, select the project you just created.

  3. Install the extension into your local Firebase project:

    firebase ext:install /path/to/rtdb-uppercase-messages

    Here you can see what the user experience is like when installing an extension using the Firebase CLI tool. Be sure to select "yes" when the configuration tool asks if you want to backfill your existing database.

    After you select configuration options, the Firebase CLI will save your configuration in the extensions directory and record the extension source location in the firebase.json file. Collectively, these two records are called the extensions manifest. Users can use the manifest to save their extensions configuration and deploy it to different projects.

  4. Deploy your extension configuration to your live project:

    firebase deploy --only extensions

If all goes well, the Firebase CLI should upload your extension to your project and install it. After installation completes, the backfill task will run and, in a few minutes, your database will be updated with uppercase messages. Add some new nodes to the messages database and make sure the extension is also working for new messages.

10. Write documentation

Before you share your extension with users, make sure you're providing enough documentation for them to be successful.

When you initialized the extension project, the Firebase CLI created stub versions of the minimum required documentation. Update these files to accurately reflect the extension you've built.


You've already been updating this file as you've developed this extension, so you don't need to make any more updates right now.

However, don't overlook the importance of the documentation contained in this file. In addition to an extension's crucial identifying information—name, description, author, official repository location—the extension.yaml file contains user-facing documentation for every resource and user-configurable parameter. This information is surfaced to users in the Firebase console, Extensions Hub, and Firebase CLI.

In this file, provide information the user needs before they install your extension: briefly describe what the extension does, explain any prerequisites, and give the user information on the billing implications of installing the extension. If you have a website with additional information, this is also a good place to link it.

The text of this file is displayed to the user in Extensions Hub and by the firebase ext:info command.

Here is an example of a PREINSTALL file:

Use this extension to automatically convert strings to upper case when added to
a specified Realtime Database path.

This extension expects a database layout like the following example:

    "messages": {
      MESSAGE_ID: {
        "original": MESSAGE_TEXT
      MESSAGE_ID: {
        "original": MESSAGE_TEXT

When you create new string records, this extension creates a new sibling record
with upper-cased text:

      "original": MESSAGE_TEXT,

#### Additional setup

Before installing this extension, make sure that you've
[set up Realtime Database](
in your Firebase project.

#### Billing

To install an extension, your project must be on the
[Blaze (pay as you go) plan](

- This extension uses other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform services, which
  have associated charges if you exceed the service's no-cost tier:
  - Realtime Database
  - Cloud Functions (Node.js 10+ runtime)
    [See FAQs](
- If you enable events,
  [Eventarc fees apply](

This file contains information useful for users after they have successfully installed your extension: for example, follow-up setup steps, an example of the extension in action, and so on.

The contents of are displayed in the Firebase console after an extension is configured and installed. You can reference user parameters in this file and they will be replaced by the configured values.

Here is an example post-install file for the tutorial extension:

### See it in action

You can test out this extension right away!

1.  Go to your
    [Realtime Database dashboard](${param:PROJECT_ID}/database/${param:PROJECT_ID}/data) in the Firebase console.

1.  Add a message string to a path that matches the pattern `${param:MESSAGE_PATH}`.

1.  In a few seconds, you'll see a sibling node named `upper` that contains the
    message in upper case.

### Using the extension

We recommend adding data by pushing -- for example,
`firebase.database().ref().push()` -- because pushing assigns an automatically
generated ID to the node in the database. During retrieval, these nodes are
guaranteed to be ordered by the time they were added. Learn more about reading
and writing data for your platform (iOS, Android, or Web) in the
[Realtime Database documentation](

### Monitoring

As a best practice, you can
[monitor the activity](
of your installed extension, including checks on its health, usage, and logs.

You should also document the changes you make between releases of an extension in the file.

Since the example extension has never been published before, the change log has only one entry:

## Version 0.0.1

Initial release of the _Convert messages to upper case_ extension.

Most extensions also provide a readme file for the benefit of users visiting the extension's repository. you can write this file by hand or generate a read me using the command.

For the purpose of this guide, skip writing a readme file.

Additional documentation

The documentation discussed above is the minimum set of documentation you should provide users. Many extensions require more detailed documentation for users to successfully use them. When this is the case, you should write additional documentation and host it somewhere you can point users to.

For the purpose of this guide, skip writing more extensive documentation.

11. Publish on Extensions Hub

Now that your extension is code complete and documented, you are ready to share it with the world on Extensions Hub. But since this is just a tutorial, don't actually do that. Go and start writing your own extension using what you've learned here and in the rest of the Firebase Extensions publisher documentation, and by examining the source of the official, Firebase-written, extensions.

When you're ready to publish your work on Extensions Hub here's how you will do it:

  1. If you are publishing your first extension, register as an extension publisher. When you register as an extensions publisher, you create a publisher ID that lets users quickly identify you as the author of your extensions.
  2. Host your extension's source code in a publicly verifiable location. When your code is available from a verifiable source, Firebase can publish your extension directly from this location. Doing so helps ensure that you're publishing the currently released version of your extension, and helps users by letting them examine the code they're installing into their projects.

    Currently, this means making your extension available in a public GitHub repository.

  3. Upload your extension to Extensions Hub using the firebase ext:dev:upload command.

  4. Go to your publisher dashboard in the Firebase console, find the extension you just uploaded, and click "Publish to Extensions Hub". This requests a review from our review staff, which can take a few days. If approved, the extension will be published to Extensions Hub. If rejected, you'll get a message explaining the reason; you can then address the reported issues and resubmit for review.