How to Protect Mobile Apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes

Last updated January 26, 2023 by Appdome

Learn how to use Appdome Biometrics to protect mobile apps with FaceID, TouchID and pincodes – instantly without coding.

Appdome Biometrics™ allows you to add biometric-based multi-factor authentication, such as Fingerprint, FaceID, and Pincode to any mobile app in seconds. With Appdome Biometrics™ MFA service you can add an additional layer of security to your mobile app on top of the native OS Pincode (device level) and protect your app from unauthorized access.

This feature is especially valuable for Enterprise BYOD management. Since the device level Pincode can easily be bypassed and is not usually within the control of the enterprise.

This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions to add an Appdome Biometrics™ by Appdome to any mobile app.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

How to Protect Mobile Apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes

Due to the vast amount of private and sensitive corporate information available on mobile devices, companies often make policies requiring users to set a biometric authentication such as Pincode or fingerprint to unlock mobile devices. Applying a biometric authentication ensures that the device cannot be unlocked even if it is lost or stolen.

Even if these policies are enforced, your device can still be compromised if you accidentally leave it behind in an unlocked state; for example, while paying for groceries or dining at a restaurant. It happens! The great news is that your apps can still be secured by fingerprint or Pincode even if your device is unlocked.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features like FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes to Android and iOS 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 add Biometric security to mobile apps.

About Appdome Biometrics™

Appdome is a mobile integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that allows users to add a wide variety of features, SDKs, and APIs to Android and iOS apps. Using a simple ‘click to add’ user interface, Appdome allows anyone to easily implement Appdome Biometrics™ MFA to any mobile app – instantly, no code or coding required.

3 Easy Steps to Protect Mobile Apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes

Follow these 3 easy steps to add biometric authentication to  Android and iOS apps.

  1. Upload an Android or iOS App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk, .aab, or .ipa)
  2. Go to Build > Mobile Identity, Select Appdome Biometrics™ and then select the type of biometric security required (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App

Note: Fingerprint/Face ID functionality will automatically be favored when available on the device (on by default).

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Congratulations! You now have a secured mobile app protect with Appdome Biometrics™

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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 protect Android and iOS apps with Biometrics. 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 required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.

Prerequisites to Protect Mobile Apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes

Here’s what you need to build secured apps with biometric authentication

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes. 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 by using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

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

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