Secure Document Sharing between mobile apps is a data leakage prevention (DLP) mechanism, typically enforced by an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. If implemented, mobile users are prevented from sharing documents between non-trusted apps. Document sharing is only allowed between trusted mobile apps.
This knowledge Base article provides step-by-step instructions for using Appdome to enable Secure Document Sharing between trusted mobile apps.
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 integrate Secure Document Sharing to any mobile app – instantly, no code or coding required.
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 or configuration changes required inside the app. The Appdome technology adds any EMM SDK and relevant standards, frameworks, configurations and more to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all. The monitoring of documents access from the app’s code including its libraries, would ordinarily require a developer to implement. Using Appdome, mobile apps will access secure document sharing as if this feature was natively coded to the app.
Mobile apps may generate or contain confidential or secret documents and files that need to be shared with an external app. However, standard document viewing or editing apps don’t often come with safeguards that protect mobile app documents or files. A malicious app or user may attempt to access these documents or files. As such, most EMM vendors provide a secure document reader or editor which can be used to enable secure sharing for apps managed by the EMM. If customers integrate an EMM SDK to a mobile app, they can restrict viewing and editing to only be allowed by the secure document reader or editor provided by the EMM. Appdome ensures that documents accessed through an Appdome-Built app are opened exclusively by the EMM’s secure document app (or are blocked if no such app exists).
In order to use Appdome’s no code implementation of Secure Document Sharing on Appdome, you’ll need:
Follow these step-by-step instructions to add Secure Document Sharing to Any Mobile App quickly and easily:
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.
Select the Build Tab. Note: a blue underline will appear showing the step is active
Beneath the Build Tab, you will find several service options. Select Management. Note: a blue highlight will appear showing the category is active.
The technology behind Build My App has two major elements – (1) a micro service 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 an EMM SDK and secure document access to the mobile app in seconds.
Congratulations! You now have a mobile app fully integrated with Secure Document Sharing.
After you have added Appdome Secure Document Sharing to any Mobile App on Appdome, there are a few additional steps needed to complete your mobile integration project.
Appdome is a full featured mobile integration platform. Within Context™, Appdome users can brand the app, including adding a favicon to denote the new service added to the app.
For more information on the range of options available in Context™, please read this knowledge base article.
In order to deploy an Appdome-built app, it must be signed. Signing iOS apps and Signing Android apps are easy using Appdome. Alternatively, you can use Private Signing, download your unsigned app and sign locally using your own signing methods.
Once you have signed your Appdome-built app, you can download to deploy it using your distribution method of choice. For more information on deploying your Appdome-built apps, please read this knowledge base.
That is it – Enjoy Secure Document Sharing in your app!
If you have any questions, please send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.
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