Obtaining Source Code

To obtain the source code of the components download the source code from the KendoReact Lerna-based mono repository.

The source code is available only for commercial-license holders and you will be asked to enter your credentials.

Source Repository

  1. To obtain the full source code, clone a repository from the KendoReact Git mirror. The repository contains the complete revision history of the official releases.

    git clone https://kendo.git.progress.com/kendo-react-private.git
  2. To update your clone, run git pull. The mirror repository is updated daily.


The source repository contains tags for each official release—for example, "v1.0.0" or "v1.1.0". To get the full list of all tags, run git tag.


The source repository contains a single master branch. It corresponds to the latest NPM dist-tag and represents the current official release of the package that you normally get by running npm install.

Building from Source

You can use the repository for building modified versions of the official package. However, the KendoReact license prohibits the redistribution of modified versions of the packages.

  1. In each individual package, replace the metadata in the package.json file to make your package name unique.

      "name": "my-lovely-kendo-react-component",
      "description": "Customized react package",
      "version": "1.0.0"
  2. Run npm install to install all developer dependencies.

  3. Run npm run bootstrap to bootstrap the monorepo packages and link any cross-dependencies.

  4. Run npm run build-packages to build all monorepo packages. Every build is created in the corresponding monorepo package folder.

  5. Run ./node_modules/.bin/lerna exec -- npm pack to produce NPM package for all monorepo packages.

  6. Use the newly built package in your application.

        npm install --save my-lovely-kendo-react-component-1.0.0.tgz

Submitting Your Credentials

To avoid being asked for your credentials while you clone a repository, store them.

Choosing Storage Options

To store your credentials, either:

  • Cache your credentials by storing them as plain text in a .netrc file, or
  • Store your credentials by using the Git credential helpers. For detailed information on how to do this, refer to Stack Overflow and follow the discussion on skipping the password typing.

Storing on Windows

  1. Create a text file called _netrc in your home directory—for example, c:\users\jane\_netrc.

  2. Declare a HOME environment variable.

  3. Add your credentials by applying the following format:

    machine kendo.git.progress.com
        login my-progress.identity@example.com
        password mysecret

If your home directory contains spaces in its path, Git might experience problems when it tries to access it—for example, c:\Documents and Settings\jane. To avoid such issues, set your %HOME% environment variable so that it points to a directory and has no spaces in its name.

Storing on Linux, OS X, and Unix-Like Systems

  1. In your home directory, create a file called .netrc (~/.netrc). Modify the file permissions so that the file is readable only for you.

    touch ~/.netrc
    chmod 0600 ~/.netrc
  2. Add your credentials to the ~/.netrc file by using the following format:

    machine kendo.git.progress.com
        login my-progress.identity@example.com
        password mysecret


This section provides solutions for common issues you might encounter while cloning the source code repository.

SSL Issues Occur on Windows

You might see the following error message:

fatal: unable to access 'https://kendo.git.progress.com/kendo-react-private.git/': SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

Cause The underlying Git installation is missing the certificate bundle.

Solution Follow the steps in the Adding a corporate (or self-signed) certificate authority to git.exe’s store MSDN blog post.

If you have to use the @ symbol in the URL because of, for example, network restrictions or admin rules, encode it as https://firstname.lasname%40domain.com@kendo.git.progress.com/kendo-react-private.git.