How to use DEVICETrust™ with MobileBOT™ Defense

Last updated May 15, 2024 by Appdome

Learn to Enforce DEVICETrust™ in Mobile apps, in mobile CI/CD with a Data-Driven DevSecOps™ build system.

What is DEVICETrust™?

DEVICETrust™ enhances Appdome’s MobileBOT™ Defense service by allowing you to establish customizable trust levels for mobile devices and applications before any connections are initiated. This capability supports tailoring trust models based on the specific class and type of the mobile application, which eases the burden on network/WAF infrastructure and ensures compliance with Zero-Trust policies.

How Does DEVICETrust™ Protect Your Mobile Apps?

DEVICETrust™ offers robust protection for your mobile apps through two trust levels:

  • Zero-Trust – Holds all connection requests until threat assessments and checks are fully completed.
  • Runtime-Trust – Allows connection requests to proceed while threat assessments and checks are still underway.

By default, DEVICETrust™ is activated for Standard Device & Connection Risk protections, covering risks such as Root, Magisk, Frida Toolkits, Emulators, and Simulators. Appdome detects these threats on a mobile device and promptly alerts the WAF. Additionally, you have the option to enable DEVICETrust™ for Advanced On-Device Bot Detection features, which include Detect VPN, Auto-Clicker, Android Virtualization, Custom Frida, Shell Code, Second Space, Memory Editing, and Android Players.

Note: Appdome detects threats and notifies the Web Application Firewall (WAF). However, it is important to understand that for DEVICETrust™ features, Appdome does not generate Threat Events or take enforcement actions directly.

 

Prerequisites for Using DEVICETrust™:

To use Appdome’s mobile app security build system to Enforce DEVICETrust™ , you’ll need:

Enforce DEVICETrust™ on Mobile apps using Appdome

On Appdome, follow these 3 simple steps to create self-defending Mobile Apps that Enforce DEVICETrust™ 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. DEVICETrust™ Compatible With: Obj-C, C+, Java, JS, C#, C++, Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React Native, Unity, Xamarin, and more
  2. Build the feature: DEVICETrust™.

    1. Building DEVICETrust™ by using Appdome’s DEV-API:

      1. Create and name the Fusion Set (security template) that will contain the DEVICETrust™ feature as shown below:
      2. fusion set that contains DEVICETrust™

        Figure 1: Fusion Set that will contain the DEVICETrust™ 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 DEVICETrust™ feature via Appdome Console, to add the DEVICETrust™ 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 DEVICETrust™ feature via Appdome Console

      To build the DEVICETrust™ protection by using Appdome Console, follow the instructions below.

      1. Where: Inside the Appdome Console, go to Build > Anti Bot Tab > Secure Communication section.
      2. When you select the DEVICETrust™ you'll notice that your Fusion Set you created in step 2.1.1 now bears the icon of the protection category that contains DEVICETrust™

        Fusion Set applied DEVICETrust™

        Figure 4: Fusion Set that displays the newly added DEVICETrust™ protection

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

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured Mobile Apps by using DEVICETrust™. 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 DEVICETrust™

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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