How to Automatically Validate Android and iOS App Logic & File Structure in CI/CD

Last updated February 22, 2024 by Appdome

Learn to Validate App Integrity/Structure Scan in Mobile apps, in mobile CI/CD with a Data-Driven DevSecOps™ build system.

What is Appdome's App Integrity and Structure Scan?

The purpose of the App Integrity and Structure Scan is to authenticate the integrity of mobile apps and safeguard them against potential security threats. It aims to identify and neutralize attack vectors, such as unknown or malicious URLs, within the app. Additionally, the scan ensures that the app has not been altered or compromised with malicious elements.


How Does Appdome Implement the App Integrity and Structure Scan?

The App Integrity and Structure Scan is a key component of the Appdome Mobile Security Suite, automatically activated for every application uploaded to the Appdome platform. This scan meticulously reviews the app’s composition, data structure, data elements, and communication paths. Its primary focus is to assess and validate the structural integrity of mobile applications. This includes ensuring that the app is built and packaged correctly, and that its internal elements and communication pathways are secure and authentic.

Prerequisites for Using App Integrity/Structure Scan:

To use Appdome’s mobile app security build system to Validate App Integrity/Structure Scan , you’ll need:

Validate App Integrity/Structure Scan on Mobile apps using Appdome

On Appdome, follow these 3 simple steps to create self-defending Mobile Apps that Validate App Integrity/Structure Scan without an SDK or gateway:

  1. Upload the Mobile App to Appdome.

    1. Upload an app to Appdome’s Mobile App Security Build System

    2. Upload Method: Appdome Console or DEV-API
    3. Mobile App Formats: .ipa for iOS, or .apk or .aab for Android
    4. App Integrity/Structure Scan Compatible With: Obj-C, C+, Java, JS, C#, C++, Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React Native, Unity, Xamarin, and more
  2. Build the feature: App Integrity/Structure Scan.

    1. Building App Integrity/Structure Scan by using Appdome’s DEV-API:

      1. Create and name the Fusion Set (security template) that will contain the App Integrity/Structure Scan feature as shown below:
      2. fusion set that contains App Integrity/Structure Scan

        Figure 1: Fusion Set that will contain the App Integrity/Structure Scan feature
        Note: Naming the Fusion Set to correspond to the protection(s) selected is for illustration purposes only (not required).

      3. Follow the steps in Sections 2.2.1-2.2.2 of this article, Building the App Integrity/Structure Scan feature via Appdome Console, to add the App Integrity/Structure Scan feature to this Fusion Set.

      4. Open the Fusion Set Detail Summary by clicking the “...” symbol on the far-right corner of the Fusion Set, as shown in Figure 1 above, and get the Fusion Set ID from the Fusion Set Detail Summary (as shown below): fusion Set Detail Summary image

        Figure 2: Fusion Set Detail Summary
        Note: Annotating the Fusion Set to identify the protection(s) selected is optional only (not mandatory).

      5. Follow the instructions below to use the Fusion Set ID inside any standard mobile DevOps or CI/CD toolkit like Bitrise, App Center, Jenkins, Travis, Team City, Cirlce CI or other system:
        1. Build an API for the app – for instructions, see the tasks under Appdome API Reference Guide
        2. Look for sample APIs in Appdome’s GitHub Repository
    2. Building the App Integrity/Structure Scan feature via Appdome Console

      To build the App Integrity/Structure Scan protection by using Appdome Console, follow the instructions below.

      1. Where: Inside the Appdome Console, go to Build > Security Tab > ONEShield™ section.
      2. When you select the App Integrity/Structure Scan you'll notice that your Fusion Set you created in step 2.1.1 now bears the icon of the protection category that contains App Integrity/Structure Scan

        Fusion Set applied App Integrity/Structure Scan

        Figure 4: Fusion Set that displays the newly added App Integrity/Structure Scan protection

      3. Click Build My App at the bottom of the Build Workflow (shown in Figure 3).
    Congratulations!  The App Integrity/Structure Scan protection is now added to the mobile app

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured Mobile Apps by using App Integrity/Structure Scan. There is no SDK and no library to code or implement in the app and no gateway to deploy in your network. All protections are built into each app and the resulting app is self-defending and self-protecting.

Releasing and Publishing Mobile Apps with App Integrity/Structure Scan

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

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