Mobile Security With PicketLink
Why is mobile security important?
With the increasing reliance on mobile devices compared to desktop computers, it has become a critical need to look at Mobile Security.
What are the important challenges with Mobile Security?
The important challenges are:
Authentication of the user.
Authentication of the device.
Data Privacy including confidentiality (Encryption)
According to OWASP, the top 10 mobile security controls are listed in the following diagram:
Courtesy: OWASP Mobile Security Project: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Mobile_Security_Project
How does PicketLink help in mobile security?
PicketLink enables JavaEE developers to write secure mobile applications. Please take a look at the quickstarts.
Please take a look at the following page on Mobile Contacts Application secured with PicketLink Mobile Contacts App With PicketLink
In addition, please have a look at
PicketLink Quickstarts. : https://github.com/jboss-developer/jboss-picketlink-quickstarts
REST Security section: http://picketlink.org/appsecurity/rest/
as different aspects of an application will become evident.
What about the tokens?
IETF OAuth2 is the preferred standard for tokens in the mobile world.
PicketLink has support for OAuth2. http://picketlink.org/federation/oauth/oauth/
Mobile Cloud Identity Profile v1.0
PicketLink founder, Anil Saldhana has worked with industry experts to create a Mobile Cloud Identity Profile v1.0 document that you will find very useful. ( http://docs.oasis-open.org/id-cloud/IDCloud-mobile/v1.0/IDCloud-mobile-v1.0.html )