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Test the Access App

We now show that you can reliably, safely register an account using the built-in secure chip and the biometric capabilities of a mobile phone. The process is faster, more convenient, and more secure than traditional password-based registrations.

Your Authentication Cloud instance comes with a single-page test web application so that you can discover the basic functionality of the Access App.

Install the test Access App

  1. Using your phone, open Test Flight on iOS, or the Firebase app for Android.
  2. Follow the instructions to install the branded Muvonda Access App set up to work with your instance. Once installed, accept all permission requests as you progress.

Open the single-page test application

  1. Open the Nevis Portal, and click on your Authentication Cloud tile.
  2. Click on the Test & Debug link in the bottom left corner, which opens your test application in the browser.
Test & Debug

Add your Access Key to the test application

In this scenario, we register your phone as a biometric authenticator for a user account.

  1. If you previously created an Access Key, have it ready, otherwise follow the instructions in Create an Access Key.
  2. Open the test application in a browser.
  3. Under Setup & Tokens, paste your Access Key in the Access Token field.
  4. Click Check + Continue. If your Access Key is correct, the Enroll a new Authenticator section is opened automatically.
Adding your Access Key to the Test Application

Register and sign a transaction

In this scenario, you register an account, and also sign a simulated financial transaction using biometric authentication.

Register your phone as a biometric authenticator for your user account.

  1. Under Enroll a new Authenticator, enter a unique username, for example, your name appended with a date, or your email address.
  2. Click Enroll. A QR code is displayed.
  3. Unlock your phone, and open the Access App.
  4. In the mobile app, click Continue.
  5. Scan the QR code with the app.
  6. On your phone, for Authentication Method, select a biometric option, facial recognition, or fingerprint scan.
  7. Confirm your biometric authenticator.
  8. In your browser, notice how the status of the enrollment changed to succeeded.
Successful Account Registration Response

Using the account created, sign a simulated financial transaction using passwordless authentication.

  1. In the test application in your browser, click on the Sign an approval section. Notice that the username is already filled in for you with the account you just registered.
  2. Enter a sample message such as: Confirm transferring €250 to Erika Mustermann?
  3. Leave the Approval Method on Push Notification.
  4. Select the Prompt user for confirmation of message checkbox.
  5. Click Send Approval.
  6. On your phone, click the notification message to open the app. For help, see If push messages do not arrive....
  7. In the app, click Confirm to authorize the transaction.
  8. Notice how the status of the transaction changed to succeeded in your browser.
Transaction Signing

Congratulations, you just created your first user and registered a mobile phone as a biometric authenticator for that user. Next, check out the user and the device in your Authentication Cloud instance in Users and Devices.