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Learn how to enable the multi-factor authentication and require input of a verification code when users are signing in on the new devices.

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Tips and Tricks
Monday, May 29, 2023PrintSubscribe
Tutorial: Multi-Factor Authentication

Many organizations adopt security systems that require their users to enter a numeric time-based verification code generated by an authenticator app installed on the user’s mobile device. The unique secret key is associated with the user account in the application database. Authenticator app uses the same secret to generate a new verification code periodically and does not require a network interaction with the application. The server-side code generates the verification code in real time and compares it to the one provided by the user. If the correct verification code is not provided at the time of sign in, then the access to the application is not granted even if the user is entering the correct username and password combination.

The username, password, verification code in the text message or email, and the phone with the authenticator app with optional fingerprint scan or face recognition are the components of the multi-factor authentication.
The prompt to enter a verification code is displayed after the successful confirmation of the username and password. Users must enter the verification code displayed on the screen of their mobile device in the authenticator app or request the verification code through other available methods. The backup codes are accepted in the Backup Code input.
The Google Authenticator app in the picture shows the verification code after the QR code was scanned in the 2-Factor Authentication setup form of an application created with Code On Time. The name of the app and the username are displayed above the code. This makes it easy to locate the verification code of a specific application.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023PrintSubscribe
How To: Debugging With Any User Account

The Debugging With Any User Account tutorial explains how to impersonate users without a password when debugging an app. Application framework allows easy overriding of the login mechanism. You will learn to ignore the password on the localhost address and how to use a master password to “unlock” any user account.


Friday, January 20, 2023PrintSubscribe
Offline App Step-By-Step

Code On Time offers a unique method of offline application development.

You begin by creating an online app instead. Put together a few data models and your application is ready to execute in any major web browser. You can even have it installed on your device to run natively.

Use the Project Designer to mark the data-aware pages as “offline”. This will enable the atomic data entry in the forms. Master and detail data items are persisted together when the top-level form is saved.

Next enable the Offline Sync Add-on, the optional component that brings about the magic. Users in the “Offline” role will see how the application front-end and account data are downloaded to the device as soon as they sign in. The front-end will look for the data in the local storage when performing the read and write operations. Users will have to explicitly sync their pending changes with the online back-end.

Learn to build offline apps with an online-first approach!

The installed app will also work in the offline mode without any distinguishable differences with the offline mode in a browser.
The installed app will also work in the offline mode without any distinguishable differences with the offline mode in a browser.