By WalkingTree   November 23,  2020

How to secure your React Native application

Securing the data in an application is an important factor and React Native provides 3 libraries to effectively secure data. Let’s take a look at those factors:

Securing App to Server Connection With SSL Pinning – To secure a connection, you need to pin the server certificates as HTTPS endpoints. So along with HTTPS, the client will only trust the server that is pre-installed with the valid certificate. But, an attacker could install a fraud Certificate on the user’s device. This is where SSL is required. SSL pinning can be used to migrate the risk of installing unsafe certificates on user devices. 

Securing Local Data With Keychains and Keystore – Keychain services allow storing small parts of the sensitive data of the users securely. It provides a secure platform for storing certificates, tokens, passwords, and any other sensitive information that doesn’t belong to AsyncStorage.

Advanced-Data Integrity Between Device and Server – Aside from the typical threats, there are threats related to the network requests as applications are running on multiple devices. SafetyNet and JailMonkey are some of the tools which can help secure your React Native app.

Read on to know more about React Native and how you can secure your application.

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