Preventing mobile apps from running on Banned Devices
Appdome Android Banned Devices prevention detects if the app is running on untrusted or banned devices. Appdome customers can specify mobile device manufacturers or models and prevent mobile apps from running on these banned devices. Organizations may require this feature to comply with a specifc internal company policy or an external regulation or government mandate.
The Appdome platform automatically identifies the manufacturer of the Android device, once the application loads, and enables you to block the app from running on pre-defined unwanted devices. Restricting the device in Google Play may help in limiting the distribution via the standard way, but applications can always be side-loaded via tools such as adb or Android Assistant. Using Appdome’s Banned Devices feature is a ‘defense in depth’ approach implemented deep within the logic of the mobile app itself.
The list of devices and manufacturers can be obtained via these instructions.
If you just built your app with Appdome Android Banned Devices prevention, it will detect if your Built app is running on a non-allowed device or manufacturer, and prevent the app from running on that device. If you implemented this feature using Appdome DEV-Events™, your app will receive an event “AppdomeSecurityEvent” with key “BannedManufacturer”, and you can choose a different behavior other than the default behavior (in which the app exits).
To build your app with Appdome Banned Devices Prevention:
- Upload your .apk or .aab
- Click the Build tab
- Click the Security tab
- Open OS Integrity section
- Enable “Banned Devices“
- Insert the manufacturers on which the device will not be allowed to run on
- If using DEV-Events™, you can fill in the message that will be sent when the banned device is detected in “App Compromise Notification”
- Click Build My App
How to implement Appdome Banned Devices Protection DEV-Event on your Mobile App
Follow the instructions on the knowledge-based article below that match your application framework:
- Configuring Appdome Security Alerts for Xamarin Apps
- Configuring Appdome Security Alerts for Native Apps
- Configuring Appdome Security Alerts for Cordova Apps
After Adding Banned Device prevention to a Mobile App
After you have successfully added Banned Device prevention to a mobile app using Appdome, there are a few additional steps needed to complete your mobile integration project. Read this Knowledge Base article to learn what to do after you integrate your app. It explains both optional steps and required steps.
That is it – Enjoy Appdome and Happy Building!
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