Nexmo Verify is a service that lets you add multi-factor authentication to your application by verifying a PIN code sent to your device via an SMS message or voice call.
This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions for using Appdome to add Nexmo Verify to any Android and iOS mobile app.
Nexmo Verify is a full-service two-factor authentication (2FA) solution from Nexmo/Vonage that enables businesses to validate the identity of users by sending them a randomly generated, single-use PIN code to their mobile device. Appdome and Nexmo have partnered to offer Nexmo customers an instant, no-code implementation of the Nexmo Verify service into any mobile app as part of Nexmo’s Accelerate offering. Using Appdome’s simple ‘click to integrate’ user interface, the Appdome platform enables anyone (developers or non-developers) to easily add Nexmo Verify 2FA to any iOS or Android app – instantly, without source code or development.
Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. For example, there is no Appdome SDK, libraries, or plug-ins to implement. Users merely upload mobile apps, select the Nexmo Verify Identity Service and click “Build My App.” The Appdome technology adds Nexmo Verify MFA and more to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.
Using Appdome’s no-code mobile solutions platform, there are 2 options to integrate the Nexmo Verify service into any mobile app:
1. Standard – MFA on Login
Using the “MFA on Login” method. With this method, the Nexmo Verify API is automatically triggered after the mobile user successfully authenticates to the app via their first factor (eg. username/password). The Nexmo Verify service sends a one-time pin code to the mobile phone number on record. The user must then enter the pin code into the mobile app when prompted by the app.
2. Custom MFA
Using this method, developers can leverage the app’s own unique event structure to trigger the Nexmo Verify API. When an application is built with Custom MFA, the verification code will be promoted based on the user configuration from the mobile app. When the application attempts to access a protected resource or if Appdome detects a successful Built app login with the configured Phone Number Tag, the verification code will be sent to the configured phone number. This verification code will be sent via SMS or a voice call.
Additionally, with DEV-Events™ you can use Appdome to handle in-app events and complete Nexmo Verify authentication internally. For more information on how to use DEV-Events read this KB: Integrating your application with Appdome DEV-Events™ and Nexmo Verify 2FA service.
As a preliminary step to adding Nexmo Verify 2FA service to your mobile app using Appdome, Nexmo and Appdome customers are encouraged to verify their backend servers are configured correctly to work with the Nexmo Verify MFA service. To make it easy to tell if your servers are configured correctly, Appdome has created a simple Nexmo Environment app. For more information, please refer to the following KB article: Nexmo Environment App.
In order to use Appdome’s no code implementation of Nexmo Verify, you will need:
Appdome allows you to automatically configure the Nexmo Verify request workflow which will provide the best chance of reaching your end-users.
Once triggered the Nexmo Verify API will begin the sequence of actions to reach the user with a PIN code. The sequence, a combination of SMS and TTS (Text-To-Speech) calls will stop only after successful verification. If the verification is unsuccessful, the sequence will continue and remain active until either the PIN has expired or three incorrect codes have been sent.
There are five available workflows:
For more information on the time setting, please review Nexmo Verify Workflows and Events.
To Build an app with Nexmo Verify’s MFA, please follow the steps below:
Click the Build Tab. Note: a blue underline will appear showing the step is active. Select the Identity category
The following diagram illustrates the Nexmo Verify Login detection flow for apps that have been integrated using Appdome:
Understanding the color-coding:
Click the Build My App button to complete Appdome’s Nexmo integration into the app.
The technology behind Build My App has two major elements – (1) a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of code sets needed for mobile integrations, and (2) an adaptive code generation engine that can recognize the development environment, frameworks and methods in each app and match the app to the relevant code-sets needed to add Nexmo Verify MFA to the mobile app in seconds.
Congratulations! Now you have a mobile app fully integrated with Nexmo Verify MFA.
After you have added Nexmo Verify to any Mobile App on Appdome, there are a few additional steps needed to complete your mobile integration project.
Appdome is a full-featured mobile integration platform. Within Context™, Appdome users can brand the app, including adding a favicon to denote the new service added to the app.
For more information on the range of options available in Context™, please read this knowledge base article.
In order to deploy an Appdome Built app, it must be signed. Signing iOS apps and Signing Android apps is easy using Appdome. Alternatively, you can use Private Signing, download your unsigned app and sign locally using your own signing methods.
Once you have signed your Appdome Bult app, you can download it to deploy it using your distribution method of choice. For more information on deploying your Appdome-Built apps, please read this knowledge base.
That is it – Enjoy Appdome for Nexmo Verify in your app!
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