How to Protect Mobile Apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes

Last updated December 31, 2023 by Appdome

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

What is Appdome Biometrics?

Appdome Biometrics™ enables the rapid integration of biometric-based multi-factor authentication, such as Fingerprint, FaceID, and Pincode into any mobile app. By leveraging Appdome’s Biometrics™ MFA service you can add an additional layer of security to your mobile app on top of the native OS Pincode (device level) protecting your app from unauthorized access.

This 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.

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 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 Knowledge Base article 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.

Prerequisites to Protect Mobile Apps with FaceID, TouchID and Pincodes

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

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

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

  1. Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk, .aab).
  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.

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

  1. Upload an iOS App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.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.

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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