“In-app preferences” are are pieces of information that developers store inside the app. Developers expose In-app preferences mainly to improve usability and to allow customized appearance and behavior. While this is generally a good thing, you need to ensure that any information stored inside the app is secure. This is not easy to do, and security is not generally a core expertise of every mobile developer. So Appdome makes security easy and consistent to add security to any mobile app. Encrypting In-App Preferences is one of the many features you can implement to an app in seconds on Appdome.
This Knowledge Base article summarizes the steps to encrypting in-app preferences in a mobile app using TOTALData™ Encryption by Appdome.
We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!
Encrypting In-App Preferences in Mobile Apps Without Coding
Using Appdome to encrypt in-app preferences will encrypt all configuration files under /shared-prefs in Android and specific keys under NSUserDefaults in iOS. Using Appdome to encrypt in-app preferences greatly enhances the security of the app from anyone trying to gain unauthorized access to application secrets and other sensitive data stores in mobile app preferences.
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 encrypt in-app preferences in a mobile app – instantly, no code or coding required.
Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. Users merely upload an Android or iOS app, select the features they want to add to the app and click “Build My App”. There is no requirement to use a VPN, proxy, or software specific detection mechanisms inside the app. The Appdome technology adds encryption to in-app preferences alongside relevant standards, frameworks and more to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.