DevSecOps Testing Android, iOS Apps Using SeeTest

Learn how to test Appdome-secured Android & iOS Apps Using SeeTest automation test platform for DevSecOps. Appdome works with all leading mobile automation testing solutions to help customers achieve comprehensive mobile app security at DevSecOps speed and agility, all within the app’s existing application lifecycle.

How to Test Appdome-secured Android Apps using SeeTest

First, build the Android app with Appdome security

  • Build your app with Appdome’s protection. In order to use SeeTest, you need to enable Threat Events for Anti-Tampering, as shown below:

appdome antitampering

Then test the secured Android App Using SeeTest

  • After you finish securing your app on Appdome, go to https://cloud.seetest.io  and login to your account.
  • Go to the Devices section and select an available device of your choice.

 

Click Open to launch the selected device.

Click the Applications button on the left menu.

 

 

In the opened APP MANAGER window, select the “Device” tab, then click the “+” icon at the bottom.

 

 

  • Upload your test app as instructed in the new screen.

 

  • Go back to the APP MANAGER window, find your uploaded app.

 

  • Click on the phone icon, then click “Install” to install the test app on the phone.

 

 

  • Click LAUNCH. The test app will be launched on the phone.

 

 

  • Go to the phone screen and test your app manually.

 

Testing Appdome-secured iOS Apps using SeeTest 

First, build the iOS app with Appdome security

  • Build your app with your chosen Appdome security features. In order to use SeeTest, one of the following steps is required:

a. Either Enable a Threat Event for “Detect App is Debuggable

OR

b. When signing the app, use a provisioning profile that includes a “debuggable” entitlement, and sign the app using Appdome’s automated app signing

Then test the secured iOS App Using SeeTest

After successfully building and signing your app on Appdome, go to https://cloud.seetest.io  and login to your account.

  • Go to the Devices section and select an available device of your choice.

 

  • Press Open to launch the selected device.

 

  • Press the “Applications” button on the left menu.

 

  • In the opened APP MANAGER window, select the “Device” tab, then press the “+” icon at the bottom.

 

 

  • Upload your test app as instructed in the new screen

 

  • Go back to the APP MANAGER window, find your uploaded app and click on the phone icon, it will display “Install”. Click on it. Your chosen test app will be installed on the phone.

 

  • Click LAUNCH. The test app will be launched on the phone.

 

  • Go to the phone screen and test your app manually.

 

Troubleshooting Tips

Most automation test tools can typically be used in one of two modes: emulator mode and manual mode (specific terms may vary according to the testing tool). If you use the automation test tool in “emulator mode” instead of “manual mode”, the Appdome-secured application will not run on the device. This is expected because Appdome ONEShield protects apps from running on emulators/simulators.  Instead, you should run the automation test tool in manual mode.

If you see a message such as: “Application has violated security policies and it will be shut down”, this means that (1) techniques such as emulators, tampering, or reverse engineering are present, and (2) the Fusion Set does not contain Appdome Threat-Events. This is expected because Appdome ONEShield protects against those conditions. You can either remove the triggering condition or use Appdome Threat Events if applicable.

 

 

 

Alan Bavosa

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