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Securing mobile apps

Updated on April 27, 2022

Meet the security requirements of your company and safeguard sensitive content in your mobile app by setting up an authentication strategy, enabling automated locks, and configuring methods of unlocking the app.

For example: The Expenses mobile app that uPlus company employees use to submit and manage expense reports contains sensitive company data. To match modern standards for mobile app development and prevent unauthorized access to the data, the company wants to increase the security of the mobile app. As a uPlus developer, your task is to secure the mobile app with the corporate single sign-on authentication service and an effective locking mechanism.
A PIN lock is one of the locking mechanisms available in Pega Platform
The video shows a mobile device with an active PIN lock. A user enters their PIN number and unlocks the app.
What to do next: Secure a mobile app by performing the following tasks:
  • Security mechanisms for mobile apps

    You can take advantage of several security mechanisms when you build a Pega Mobile Client-based app. These mechanisms help you provide users with access to your mobile apps that matches your company's security requirements.

  • Selecting an authentication service

    Build safe mobile apps by selecting an authentication source that matches your security requirements. For example, you can use the default account authentication to effectively build secure apps that users can access with Pega Platform credentials.

  • Increasing mobile app security with time-outs and native locks

    Increase the security of your mobile apps by configuring automatic app locks, and by adding convenient and secure mechanisms to unlock them. For example, you can configure your app to lock after a period of time and require users to unlock it by using a native fingerprint scanner.

  • Making mobile apps available to users

    To use a mobile app that you configure for a Pega Platform application in production, configure an operator role to provide users with access to your mobile app.

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