Hi,

With a little delay – this has changed in 1607.

  • Optimized UI for back-end security
  • Logout API
  • Localizations for China and Japan

Optimized UI for back-end security

The admin UI for configuring the security settings of your back-end connection will now automatically adapt to the appropriate properties you need to fill. Even though it is just a convenience update I hope you enjoy the simplified data entry process. Also this introduces so called SSO mechanisms that should make it easier for you to configure back-end security. An SSO mechanism describes the way a request need to be authenticated by your back-end system.

Logout API

We now expose an API that lets you clear the session on the server in order to provide a clean logout in your device with a simple POST or DELETE operation. A subsequent HEAD request will then trigger the authentication challenge. We introduced this feature to let our customers easily create multi-user applications, switching user context without de- and re-registration.

So in order to logout a user you can send a DELETE to

https://{…}.ondemand.com/mobileservices/sessions/logout

containing all the cookies relevant for the server to identify your session. Best would be to use the HttpConversionManager to do this.

As a response the server will send you a 204 with no content.

Now, you’d send a HEAD request to your application URL in order to trigger authentication for the user.

Localizations for China and Japan

Following our HANA Cloud Platform data center expansion strategy, the mobile service will be available in a Chinese and Japanese datacenter, hence we provide a UI and documentation translation for these customers.

I just set my browser prefer Japanese language and this is what I got:

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As a big fan of Japanese Anime and Manga this gives me a quite an interesting view, other than that I really don’t understand a single word.

If you are bored reading my monthly release blogs – you can also experience the latest and greatest release overview videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKCBKLP2ry0

Have fun,

Martin

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  1. Nico Heijnen

    Hi Martin, will the Logout API become available in the on premise version? When? As you know Achmea is very interested. Best regards, Nico Heijnen

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    1. Martin Grasshoff Post author

      HI Nico,

      that’s why it is in here. We first deliver features via HCP mobile services and (if applicable) the feature will appear in SMP later on as well.

      -Martin

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