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Default security settings for mobile apps

Updated on March 3, 2022

Pega Platform includes default security mechanisms that help you generate secure mobile apps.

Pega Platform security mechanisms include an authentication method and an app lock. The authentication method ensures that users validate their identity upon sign-in by providing credentials to their account. An app lock secures the app by displaying a lock screen when signed-in users reopen the app or after a specified amount of time. Users then unlock the app with an unlocking mechanism.

By default, Pega Platform generates mobile apps with the following security settings:

Pega Platform account authentication
Users sign in to the app with the credentials to their Pega Platform account.
Native biometrics and device locks
After 30 minutes of inactivity, the app is locked. Users unlock the app with the unlocking mechanism native to the mobile device, such as a fingerprint scanner, PIN, or pattern.

Tip: You can change the authentication and app locking settings before you generate the app. For example, you can disable the app lock so that testers can quickly access the app, and then turn the lock back on before you deploy the app for your users. For more information, see Increasing mobile app security with time-outs and native locks and Selecting an authentication service.

  • Configuring mobile build server settings

    Ensure that you properly configure your build server settings before you generate an Android or iOS application package for your mobile app. Incorrect or missing build server credentials disable the option to build an app in the mobile channel.

  • Preparing mobile apps for signing

    Before you generate an installation package for your Android or iOS app, you must prepare the app for signing by creating a certificate set. With a complete certificate set, you can build the app and ensure that users can install the app on their devices.

  • Building mobile apps

    Convert your application into a mobile app that users can install on their mobile devices. You can generate both Android and iOS apps, which helps you meet the needs of a wide array of mobile users.

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