MOBI app user can now use touch based authentication for app password authentication. Many  users who don’t like to type  a complex pass code can use touch based authentication in a seamless way to use  fingerprint as a pass code. It provides great security in simple way.

Apart from App password authentication , touch can be used to authenticate user while opening a secure document. BOE backend admin can mark a document as secure document by

  • Assigning document to additional security category
    • If Touch ID based additional security category is not already created then Admin need to create the category at backend.
  • When user try to access the document in MOBI app then app asks for authentication.

Here is the details about workflow where Touch ID can come :

  • User can enable touch ID , means its optional for user to enable.
  • Touch ID feature can be enabled (by User) Only when app password is enabled in the application.
    • If app password is not set then user can’t enable touch id.
  • Touch ID feature in MOBI app can be used for two purpose
    • App password level authentication
      • User can either type the app password or can use touch ID feature to authenticate
    • Document view of secure category
      • Admin can mark a mobile document at backend as option to set additional authentication by assigning it to specific category
      • When user try to open this document in MOBI app then
        • If app password is configured then
          • App prompts for authentication
            • If touch ID is enabled then user can authenticate via Touch ID or app password
            • If touch ID is not enabled then user can authenticate via entering app password.
      • If application password is not set then user can open this document directly, app doesn’t prompt for any authentication

In any of above authentication user has choice to authenticate by using either enter app password or by using fingerprint .

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  1. Taygan Rifat

    Hi Vinay,

    Is Touch ID support available in the latest public release (6.1.20) or coming soon? We can’t seem to find the feature.

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    1. Vinay Sheel Post author

      Hi Taygan,

      Touch ID feature will be available in upcoming release , its not there is 6.1 release.

      Regards,

      Vinay

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      1. Taygan Rifat

        Thanks Vinay,

        The latest available product road map has Touch ID listed in Future Direction (as opposed to Planned Innovations). SAP’s guidance typically suggest anything in Future Direction could be 18+ months away.

        Are you suggesting that Touch ID support is much more imminent? Has this feature been pushed to the App Store pending Apple approval?

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