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News / August 10, 2010

Write Your Own Modules, Drivers and More!

Free Software Development Kit Available for Ignition by Inductive Automatio

Users of Ignition by Inductive Automation can now write their own modules! The Ignition Module Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for free via the Inductive Automation website. All you’ll need to do is sign up for a free developer key, and you’ll be on your way.

Possibilities With Java
The SDK is based 100% on Java, so anyone who knows or wants to learn Java can write their own modules. It opens up what can be done with the Ignition platform. Developers can write device drivers for the free Ignition OPC-UA Module, create components for the Vision module, Authentication Profiles for a custom authentication scheme, or even a completely new module.

When developing a new module, developers may use the module for themselves for free. Or, if they wish to resell the module, developers may apply to become a partner with Inductive Automation to become a third-party module author.

How to Get the Development Kit
Here’s the easy part. It’s free! All you need to do is fill out our developer form and get your free developer key emailed to you. Click here to fill out the form.

Once you have your developer key, download the SDK here.

Additional Help
To get started, read How To Use the Software Development Kit For Ignition. Also, don't forget, the forum is a great place to get help and feedback for writing modules. Visit the forum by clicking here.