Adding Appdome Biometric-Based Multi-Factor Authentication to Your App

Appdome Biometrics™ allows you to add biometric-based multi-factor authentication, such as Fingerprint, FaceID, and Pincode to any mobile app in seconds. With Appdome Biometrics™ MFA service you can add an additional layer of security to your mobile app on top of the native OS Pincode (device level) and protect your app from unauthorized access.

This feature is especially valuable for Enterprise BYOD management. Since the device level Pincode can easily be bypassed and is not usually within the control of the enterprise.

This Knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions to add an Appdome Biometrics™ by Appdome to any mobile app.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

Overview

With all the private and sensitive corporate information available on mobile devices, companies often make policies requiring users to set a biometric authentication such as Pincode or fingerprint to unlock mobile devices. This way, if the device is lost or stolen, the device cannot be unlocked.

Even with these policies, your device can still be compromised. Maybe you accidentally left your unlocked mobile phone behind while paying for groceries, or your kids got distracted and left your unlocked phone at a restaurant. It happens! The great news is that your apps can still be secured by fingerprint or Pincode even if your device is unlocked.

About Appdome Biometrics™

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. For example, there is no Appdome SDK, libraries, or plug-ins to implement. Likewise, there are no required infrastructure changes and no dependency on file management or any other feature of the app. The Appdome technology adds FaceID, Fingerprint, and Complex Pincode to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

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 Appdome Biometrics™ MFA to any mobile app – instantly, no code or coding required.

Key Access with Appdome Biometrics

Appdome customers can protect the data stored within any mobile app when implementing Appdome Biometrics. When adding Biometrics Fingerprint/Pin code to the application, Appdome will use it encrypt the application data files. Any malicious attacker which will try to bypass the Biometrics protection won’t be able to read the app’s data without getting the actual pin code/fingerprint associated with the data. This advanced protection entangling the Pin code with the actual app’s data, to block any unauthorized entrance to the app.

Prerequisites for Adding Appdome Biometrics™ to Any Mobile App

How to Add Fingerprint, Pincode, and FaceID to Any Mobile App on Appdome 

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add an Appdome Biometrics™ 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.

  1. Click the Build TabNote: a blue underline will appear showing the step is active
  2. Click the Identity category
  3. Toggle “ON” Identity Services
  4. Click on the toggle drop-down and select  “Appdome Biometrics™ “.
  5. Toggle to enable “Use Complex Pincode” (optional)
  6. Enter the desired number of attempts the app will permit before locking the app.
  7. Adding Application data encryption (optional):
  8. Click Build My App

Note: Fingerprint/Face ID functionality will automatically be favored when available on the device (on by default).

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 Appdome Biometrics™ to the mobile app in seconds.

Congratulations! You now have a mobile app fully integrated with Appdome Biometrics™

If you are using an EMM solution, you may be asking yourself, doesn’t my EMM provide this capability? The answer is Yes.

In this case, Appdome automates app integration with EMM SDKs so your apps can use the awesome security capabilities provided by your EMM solution without writing a line of code.

What to Do After I Build My App?

After you successfully built an app, you need to sign the app in order to deploy it. You can also brand or customize a built app on Appdome. Read this Knowledge Base article to learn what to do after you successfully Build an app. It explains both optional steps and required steps.

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