Microsoft’s Azure AD Application Proxy provides single sign-on (SSO) and secure remote access for web applications hosted on-premises. Some apps you would want to publish include SharePoint sites, Outlook Web Access, or any other LOB web applications you have. These on-premises web applications are integrated with Azure AD, the same identity and control platform that is used by O365. End users can access your on-premises applications the same way they access O365 and other SaaS apps integrated with Azure AD. You don’t need to change the network infrastructure or require VPN to provide this solution for your users. This Knowledge Base article provides step by step instructions to make Android and iOS apps work with Azure AD App Proxy.
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features in mobile apps.
Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps without coding. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.
Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, stores, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.
Likewise, there are no required infrastructure changes and no dependency on SAML, OAuth, OpenID Connect or any other authentication standard inside the app. Users merely upload mobile apps, select the Azure AD Application Proxy service and click “Build My App.” The Appdome technology adds Azure AD Application proxy access and relevant standards, frameworks and more to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.
Using Appdome, mobile apps will access their web application through Microsoft Azure AD Application proxy as if Azure AD Application Proxy access was natively coded to the app. Appdome for Azure AD Application Proxy is compatible with mobile apps built in any development environment including Native Android and iOS apps, hybrid apps and non-native apps built-in Xamarin, Cordova, and React Native, Ionic and more. This streamlines implementations, cuts development work, and ensures a guaranteed and consistent integration of Azure AD Application Proxy access to any mobile app.
The following diagram illustrates the Single-Sign-On flow within the app when accessing a web application through the Azure Application Proxy:
In order to use Appdome’s no code implementation of Microsoft Azure AD Application Proxy access on Appdome, you’ll need:
Follow these step-by-step instructions to add Azure AD Application Proxy access to Any Mobile App:
Select the Build Tab. Note: a blue underline will appear showing the step is active
Beneath the Build Tab, you will find several service options. Select Access. Note: a blue highlight will appear showing the category is active.
The technology behind Build My App has two major elements – (1) a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of code sets needed for mobile integrations, and (2) an adaptive code generation engine that can recognize the development environment, frameworks and methods in each app and match the app to the relevant code-sets needed to add Azure AD Application Proxy access to the mobile app in seconds. For example, the technology of Webview authentication, work that ordinarily a developer would need to do.
Congratulations! You now have a mobile app fully integrated with Microsoft Azure AD Application Proxy access.
After you have added Azure AD Application Proxy access to any Mobile App on Appdome, there are a few additional steps needed to complete your mobile integration project.
Appdome is a full-featured mobile integration platform. Within Context™, Appdome users can brand the app, including adding a favicon to denote the new service added to the app.
For more information on the range of options available in Context™, please read this knowledge base article.
In order to deploy an Appdome-Built app, it must be signed. Signing iOS apps and Signing Android apps are easy using Appdome. Alternatively, you can use Private Signing, download your unsigned app and sign locally using your own signing methods.
Once you have signed your Appdome-Built app, you can download to deploy it using your distribution method of choice. For more information on deploying your Appdome-Built apps, please read this knowledge base.
That is it – Enjoy Appdome for Microsoft Azure AD Application Proxy access in your app!
More information on Microsoft Azure AD Application Proxy can be found here.
If you have any questions, please send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.