Access Control Course

You have learned many ways to protect data. You can now expand your security efforts by controlling access to the device and the app.

1 hour, 6 minutes

Course description

Access control is one of the most basic security mechanisms you can implement on a device or in the app itself. Good access control reduces the initial risk of attack or accident. In this course, you will learn about authentication and authorization. You will utilize Apple's strongest built-in authentication mechanisms including two-factor, biometric, and one time code logins. You will also learn about the different authorization types, and implement the most common of these in your app.


Activity: Using a one-time password

Video - 00:03:00

In this activity, we implement OTP in our app.
One-time password (OTP)

Video - 00:07:00

In this segment, we learn about how to use One-Time Passwords as a two-factor authentication mechanism.
Activity: Role-based access control

Video - 00:11:00

In this activity, we implement role-based access control in our app.

Video - 00:12:00

In this segment, we learn about authorization and the various types of access control, including how to implement role-based access control in Swift.
Activity: Logging in with biometrics

Video - 00:11:00

In this activity, we implement FaceID and TouchID biometrics in our app.

Video - 00:07:00

In this segment, we examine how to use FaceID and TouchID biometrics to authenticate a user.
Activity: Sign in with Apple ID

Video - 00:11:00

In this activity, we implement Sign in with Apple using Apple ID.
Apple ID

Video - 00:05:00

In this segment, we learn what Apple ID is and how it is used in two-factor authentication.

Meet the author

Chrys Thorsen

Chrys Thorsen is a technology and education consultant with 25 years of experience. Her work has taken her around the U.S. and overseas, including as a contractor for the CDC using technology to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

During her career, she has acquired 40 IT certifications, authored over 25 textbooks on a wide range of IT subjects, including secure iOS and Android coding, and created an equal number of IT-related video courses. When not working, Chrys enjoys reading scientific articles and experimenting with Internet-of-Things devices. She currently lives in Virginia with her sister, her cat and her dog which, as she describes it, "have the worst sibling rivalry imaginable."

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