A Wizard-based Approach for Secure Code Generation of Single Sign-On and Access Delegation Solutions for Mobile Native Apps

Amir Sharif, Roberto Carbone, Silvio Ranise, Giada Sciarretta

Abstract

Many available mobile applications (apps) have poorly implemented Single Sign-On and Access Delegation solutions leading to serious security issues. This could be caused by inexperienced developers who prioritize the implementation of core functionalities and/or misunderstand security critical parts. The situation is even worse in complex API scenarios where the app interacts with several providers. To address these problems, we propose a novel wizard-based approach that guides developers to integrate multiple third-party Identity Management (IdM) providers in their apps, by (i) “enforcing” the usage of best practices for native apps, (ii) avoiding the need to download several SDKs and understanding their online documentations (a list of known IdM providers with their configuration information is embedded within our approach), and (iii) automatically generating the code to enable the communication with the different IdM providers. The effectiveness of the proposed approach has been assessed by implementing an Android Studio plugin and using it to integrate several IdM providers, such as OKTA, Auth0, Microsoft, and Google.

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in Harvard Style

Sharif A., Carbone R., Ranise S. and Sciarretta G. (2019). A Wizard-based Approach for Secure Code Generation of Single Sign-On and Access Delegation Solutions for Mobile Native Apps.In Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: SECRYPT, ISBN 978-989-758-378-0, pages 268-275. DOI: 10.5220/0007930502680275


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt19,
author={Amir Sharif and Roberto Carbone and Silvio Ranise and Giada Sciarretta},
title={A Wizard-based Approach for Secure Code Generation of Single Sign-On and Access Delegation Solutions for Mobile Native Apps},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: SECRYPT,},
year={2019},
pages={268-275},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007930502680275},
isbn={978-989-758-378-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: SECRYPT,
TI - A Wizard-based Approach for Secure Code Generation of Single Sign-On and Access Delegation Solutions for Mobile Native Apps
SN - 978-989-758-378-0
AU - Sharif A.
AU - Carbone R.
AU - Ranise S.
AU - Sciarretta G.
PY - 2019
SP - 268
EP - 275
DO - 10.5220/0007930502680275