This document serves as a guide for the 3DS SDK integrator of the Netcetera Android 3DS SDK, providing details how the SDK should be configured and integrated into an Android application or library.

Please check the release notes pages for detailed release notes about the current and previous versions of the Netcetera Android 3DS SDK.

System Requirements

Android 5 (API Level 21)Minimum Android version of the app that this SDK can be integrated in.


The Netcetera Android 3DS SDK is developed as standard Android Library and delivered as single AAR artefact with corresponding Maven POM file that list all of the dependencies of the Android 3DS SDK.

The full delivery package includes:

  • Android 3DS SDK
  • Android 3DS SDK API Javadoc
  • Maven POM describing dependencies
  • License file
  • Integration Guide documentation for the SDK
  • Netcetera Merchant Demo app - sample requestor app
  • Guide for the demo app

Versioning and Update Policy

The Netcetera Android 3DS SDK follows the software versioning convention. The releases have semantic versioning scheme, meaning the version name will be composed of PROTOCOL.MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH.

  • PROTOCOL - major protocol version, i.e. 2
  • MAJOR - new features
  • MINOR - improvements
  • PATCH - bug or security fix

It is recommended that the 3DS Requestor App always uses the latest available version of the SDK.

EMVCo 3DS Protocol Versions

The Netcetera Android 3DS SDK supports the 2.1.0 & 2.2.0 3DS protocol versions.

Latest Supported EMVCo Specification Bulletins

Protocol versionEMVCo 3DS Protocol SpecificationEMVCo 3DS SDK Protocol SpecificationDevice Data Specification
2.1.0EMVco 3DS SB204v6 (February 2020)EMVCo 3DS SDK SB205v1 (August 2018)EMVCo 3DS SDK Device Info 1.4 (October 2019)
2.2.0EMVCo 3DS SB214v2 (February 2020)EMVCo 3DS SDK SB211 (December 2018)EMVCo 3DS SDK Device Info 1.4 (October 2019)

A link to EMVCo's Specifications & Associated Bulletins page can be found on our Useful Links page.

Supporting Documentation

Relevant documents that are specific to the EMV 3-D Secure protocol and could be used in conjunction with this guide:

  • EMV 3-D Secure - Protocol and Core Functions Specification
  • EMV 3-D Secure SDK Specification


Information in this document is provided as it is. All representations, statements, opinions and proposals are to the best of our present knowledge.