Building iOS Secure Enclave Keys Into Your apps

TOTALDataTM Encryption is used to protect data created by the app and the data stored within the app. Enclaved Keys is an extension to Appdome TOTALDataTM Encryption. which uses a hardware-based Secure Enclave chipset (where available). The Secure Enclave chipset is used to generate random numbers, keys, and to perform encryption functions more securely than ever before.

This Knowledge Base article describes Appdome’s Enclaved Keys and explains how to add it to any mobile app as part of a comprehensive mobile data protection solution.

We hope you find this knowledge base useful and enjoy using Appdome!

About Enclaved Keys on Appdome

iPhones with Touch ID or Face ID use a separate processor, ‘Secure Enclave’, to handle the user’s biometric information.

As an added layer of protection, when enabled, Appdome’s Enclaved Keys service will generate private keys and uses computations via the Secure Enclave processor. Those generated keys will be securely kept inside the Enclave at all times, making it extremely difficult to decrypt without proper authorization. Furthermore,  since the Secure Enclave is tied into the Biometric component of the device, it offers an additional layer of protection, allowing the keys accessibility only when the device is unlocked by its original user.

In addition, Appdome leverages signatures derived via the Secure Enclave in cases of a Sign-Verify scheme. Appdome’s offers Enclaved Keys on all supported hardware and will automatically select the most secure scheme based on the hardware capabilities present on the device.

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 the Enclaved Keys service in any mobile app – instantly, no code or coding required.

Prerequisites for Using Appdome’s Secure Enclave Keys

How to Add Secure Enclave Keys to Any Mobile App on Appdome

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add Enclaved Keys to any mobile App.

Upload a Mobile App to Your Account

Please follow these steps to add a mobile app to your Appdome account.
If you don’t have an Appdome account, click here to create an account.

From the “Build” tab, Select the Security Menu

  1. Click on TOTALData Encryption to expend the bundle.
  2. Click on the toggle to enable Enclaved Keys
  3. Add additional features you want to integrate to your app, when done – click on the “Build My App” button.

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 the Secure Enclave Keys feature to the mobile app in seconds.

Congratulations! You now have a mobile app fully integrated with Enclaved Keys. iOS Secure Enclave Keys - success message on fusion.appdome.com

After Adding Secure Enclave Keys to iOS apps

After you have added Enclaved Keys to any Mobile App on 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 successfully build an app. It explains both optional steps and required steps.

That is it – Enjoy Appdome with Smart Offline Handoff in your app!

How Do I Learn More?

Check out Appdome’s Mobile App Security Suite or request a demo at any time.

If you have any questions, please send them our way at support@appdome.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.

Thank you!

Thanks for visiting Appdome! Our mission is to make mobile integration easy. We hope we’re living up to the mission with your project. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up for free.

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