Certificate authentication using AppConnect with TCP tunneling for Android AppConnect apps

Android AppConnect apps support certificate authentication using AppTunnel with TCP tunneling. An AppConnect app can send a certificate to identify and authenticate the app user to an enterprise server. Depending on the server implementation, this authentication occurs without interaction from the device user beyond entering the AppConnect passcode. That is, the device user does not need to enter a user name and password to log into enterprise services. Therefore, this feature provides a higher level of security and an improved user experience.

App and enterprise server requirements

Apps using certificate authentication with AppTunnel with TCP tunneling must initiate a connection that does not use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to the enterprise server. For example, the app can initiate the connection with a HTTP request, but not with an HTTPS request.

Contact the application vendor or developer to find out whether the app meets these requirements.

The connection that this feature makes to the enterprise server is secure; it uses SSL.

The enterprise server must use client certificate authentication with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).