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Other operations


Before being able to execute any of the operations described, configure and initialize the SDK to obtain a MobileAuthenticationClient java, swift, flutter.

Change PIN

Using the change PIN operation, you can modify the PIN of a registered PIN authenticator for a given user.

To change the PIN of a registered authenticator, provide the name of the user whose PIN is to be changed and a PinChanger java, swift, flutter.

PIN Change

The PinChanger is in charge of providing the old and new PINs to the SDK.

The PinChanger can also define which is the PIN policy to be used for the new PIN, see PinChanger.pinPolicy java, swift, flutter.

Change PIN

The PinChanger is called by the SDK to obtain the value of the PIN to be registered.

  1. The application builds a PinChange operation and invokes PinChange.execute java, swift, flutter
  2. The SDK calls the PinChanger.changePin java, swift, flutter method.
  3. The application asks the user to provide the old and the new PIN. For example, the application displays a textbox where the user provides the old PIN and another textbox to define the new one.
  4. The user provides the PINs.
  5. The application provides the PINs invoking the PinChangeHandler.pins java, swift, flutter method.
  6. The SDK validates that the old PIN is valid, and that thew new PIN is compliant with the PinPolicy java, swift, flutter.
  7. If the provided new PIN is not compliant with the PIN policy, the SDK invokes PinChanger.changePin again and the PinChangeContext java, swift, flutter contains a recoverable error. The same occurs if the provided old PIN is not valid, but the PIN authenticator is not locked yet.
  8. If the provided old PIN is not valid, and too many failed attempts occurred, then the operation fails and the object managing the error provided in the onError method when building the operation is invoked. For more information on PIN lockout, see Brute force attack prevention.
  9. If the provided PINs are valid, and the modification is successful, the object provided in the onSuccess method when building the registration operation is invoked.

Decode out-of-band payload

Out-of-band operations occur when a message is delivered to the application through an alternate channel like a push notification, a QR code, or a deep link. The application is responsible to create an OutOfBandPayload java, swift, flutter object from the data contained in such a message.

The OutOfBandPayload is then used to start an OutOfBandOperation java, swift, flutter, see chapters Out-of-Band Registration and Out-of-Band Authentication.

Out-of-band payload from QR code

An example to get an OutOfBandPayload after scanning a Nevis mobile authentication registration QR code looks something like this:

OutOfBandPayload from Scanned QR Code

Out-of-band payload from push notification

In case of push notifications, the OutOfBandPayload is provided in a platform-specific object:

  • Android:
  • iOS: UNNotificationResponse

The code uses a object to generate JSON for Android.

OutOfBandPayload from Push Notification

Change device information

During registration, DeviceInformation java, swift, flutter can be provided. The DeviceInformation contains the name identifying your device, and also the Firebase Cloud Messaging registration token Android, iOS, Flutter used by the backend to send authentication push notifications to your application.

You can update both the name and the Firebase Cloud Messaging token using DeviceInformationChange java, swift, flutter.

Device Information Change

Handle changes in the Firebase registration token

If the Firebase token changes, the application has to inform the server about that change, otherwise future dispatching does not work.

In case of Android, changes in the Firebase registration token update are identified inside the implementation of the class of your application. iOS identifies the changes using Firebase.MessagingDelegate. Flutter identifies the changes by subscribing to the FirebaseMessaging.instance.onTokenRefresh stream.

Update DeviceInformation from AppMessagingService

Disable push notifications

If you want the backend to stop sending push notifications, you can use the DeviceInformationChange.disablePushNotifications java, swift, flutter method:

Push Notification Disable


To re-enable sending of push notifications, execute a DeviceInformationChange, and provide the Firebase Cloud Messaging registration token using DeviceInformationChange.fcmRegistrationToken java, swift, flutter method.

Get information

You can use the LocalData java, swift, flutter object to obtain the following information:

  1. LocalData.accounts java, swift, flutter to get the registered accounts.
  2. LocalData.deviceInformation java, swift, flutter to get the device information.
  3. LocalData.authenticators java, swift, flutter to get the authenticator information.

To obtain a LocalData object, invoke the MobileAuthenticationClient.localData java, swift, flutter method.

Remove local data

You may need to delete the authenticator data stored by the SDK, for example, after a potential attack. Deregistration may not possible because deregistration is usually a protected operation that needs user intervention to obtain authorization.

To delete authenticator data locally, you can use the LocalData.deleteAuthenticator java, swift, flutter method.