How to Update Config Files, URLs & plists in Enterprise Apps

 

3 Easy Steps to Update Config Files, URLs & plists in Enterprise Apps. Configure internal & 3rd party apps with VPN, Firewall & Proxies. No Code, Zero Dev, No SDK.

Customizing app behavior on many commercial apps can be achieved by editing XML/Info.plist or other configuration files. Apps have the ability to show different UI options according to the configuration resources.

This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions for using Appdome to Update Config Files, URLs & plists in Enterprise Apps.

We hope you find this knowledge base useful and enjoy using Appdome!

What Does Update Config Files, URLs & plists in Enterprise Apps Achieve?

When developers update config files, URLs & plists in enterprise mobile apps, they can make changes to:

Private URL – Many apps require the user to enter a URL to a server that the app needs to connect to. Many times, this is a long URL which is a big inconvenience to the user and is prone to errors as a result of mis-spellings. Some commercial apps allow editing of configuration files to avoid this problem. Appdome allows you to define one key/value pair as the Private URL. If the App doesn’t support this kind of configuration, Appdome can pre-copy the URL to the clipboard on the first launch of the App, so the user can just paste it in.

Custom Config. Files – Appdome has the ability to easily add files to apps. In Android apps, the files are added to the assets folder. In iOS apps, the files are added to the main directory of the app (Payload/MyCoolApp.app/). Sometimes app developers will have the app customization options in a separate file, so this is a convenient mechanism for adding these files. Furthermore, this feature allows you to modify and replace an existing configuration file within the application. For example, modify the Fiori client URL in SAP Fiori app.

Custom Values – This feature is similar to the “Private URL” mentioned above, it allows you to add multiple key/value pairs to the XML files/Info.plist. It doesn’t have the copy to clipboard option. As with Private URL, all you need is the key and value that you want to be added and our platform will add the values to the strings.xml/integers.xml/bools.xml etc. for Android apps and to Info.plist for iOS apps.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like updating config files, URLs and plists in enterprise apps. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily configure internal & 3rd party apps with VPN, Firewall & Proxies.

3 Easy Steps to Update Config Files, URLs & plists in Enterprise Apps

Follow these step-by-step instructions to configure config files, URLs and plists in any enterprise app:

  1. After building your app, go to the Context tab.
  2. Configure any of the options shown below
  3. Click Add Context to My App

Configuration options are:

  1. Click on the toggle to enable Private URL.
  2. Enter the Private URL identifier – this is the Key for the configuration value. should be provided by the App owner.
  3. Enter the target URL.
  4. If you wish that this URL will be in the Clipboard on the first launch, click on the toggle to enable Copy URL to Clipboard.
  5. For Custom Config. files, press on Choose file and upload desired file.
  6. For Custom Values press on the Add button.
  7. Supply a key, select the value’s type. “String” for text, “Integer” for numbers, “Boolean” for True/False. Then supply the value for the value type.
  8. Click on Add Context to My App.

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Congratulations! You now have a mobile app automatically configured by Appdome.

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Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to configure enterprise Android and iOS apps with config files, URLs and plists in enterprise apps. 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.

Prerequisites for Using Appdome’s App Configuration

In order to use Appdome’s no code App Configuration, you’ll need:

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to configure secured enterprise apps with config files, URLs and plists. 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.

How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome

After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.

How Do I Learn More?

Request a demo at any time.

If you have any questions, please send them our way at support@appdome.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.

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