Learn how to customize the App Compromise Notification that will display to a mobile user if Appdome detects a certificate pinning mismatch (ie: if a digital certificate presents a public key to the app which differs from that of the pinned certificate).
Digital Certificates are usually verified against intermediate CA certificates, which are then verified against root CA certificates. Root CA certificates are normally stored on a device’s trusted CA store.
Certificate Pinning is the process in which an app stores specific certificates or public key hashes in the app itself, thereby foregoing the verification process as described above. With certificate pinning, the app verifies a server certificate or CA certificate it received directly against the stored certificate or public key hash. If there is a mismatch, the session will be dropped and an App Compromise Notification will be displayed to the mobile user.
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features like Secure Certificate Pinning to Android and iOS apps without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily customize the App Compromise notification message when Appdome detects a Certificate Pinning mismatch.
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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. 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 correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.
Here’s what you need to build secured apps with App Compromise Notifications.
After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:
Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
It’s important to understand the differences between apps ‘crashing’ and ‘closing’. In short, when an app crashes, it shuts down due to a bug or defect in the code. Crashing is unintentional. There may be times when a mobile app will close/shut down unexpectedly in response to a detected mobile threat, particularly if the app has been secured with certain features from Appdome’s Mobile App Security suite. In such cases, the behavior is intentional and expected. For example, for apps protected by Jailbreaking / Rooting Prevention, when the app detects that it is running on a device that has been rooted or jailbroken, the default behavior is for the app to shut itself down in order to protect itself, as well as to protect the mobile user and data. Read this KB to understand the most common reasons for an Appdome-secured app to shut itself down.
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