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Nexus Personal Mobile is a mobile app that makes two-factor authentication (2FA) easier and more cost efficient. It is used together with the Nexus Personal Service that is consumed by, for example, Nexus Hybrid Access Gateway, which provides user authentication and access to applications, information and cloud services.

Personal Mobile is very easy to use and supports push notifications. The iOS and Android platforms are supported, and for iOS devices Touch ID is supported. To authenticate with Personal Mobile, the user then only has to press the smartphone’s fingerprint reader.

Onboarding of new users is easy and the personalization of the Personal Mobile app can be securely done online. Once users are invited, they can download Personal Mobile from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store. The user gets a one-time activation code distributed as a clickable link or as a QR code that is scanned by the mobile app. The activation process can be invoked either by an administrator, the help desk or by the user through the self-service function.

Personal Mobile consists of multiple layers of security. Private and public keys are used. During authentication, the user must verify a random image in the mobile app and the target application to prevent against session hijacking. The user’s digital identity is protected with multiple encryption layers and device-binding. The mobile app is highly secured and protected against reverse engineering, jail-breaking, debuggers, and rootkits.

Personal Mobile is also available as a software development kit (SDK), allowing for close integration with other mobile apps.

See also Set up Personal authentication.

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