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Embedded SDK

Early Access​

Overview​

The Flutter SDK is a holistic native wrapper around the native Android and Swift Embedded SDKs, offering the entire experience embedded in your product. Users will not need to download the Beyond Identity Authenticator. A set of functions are provided to you through a library. This SDK supports OIDC and OAuth2.

Sample app​

Live Demo

Sample apps are available to explore. Check out:

BI SDK Flutter Repo

To run the Android example app

  1. Run flutter pub get from the root of the repo
  2. Run flutter run from the example directory or use Android Studio. Make sure an Android device is running.

To run the iOS example app

  1. Run flutter pub get from the root of the repo
  2. Run pod install --repo-update from example/ios directory
  3. Run flutter run from the example directory or use XCode.

Installation​

pubspec.yaml​

To integrate Add the Beyond Identity Embedded SDK to your dependencies.

dependencies:
embeddedsdk: x.y.z

and run an implicit flutter pub get

note

Add initialize to embeddedsdk class

await _channel.invokeMethod("initialize", {
'clientId': clientId,
'biometricPrompt': biometricPrompt,
'redirectUri': redirectUri,
'enableLogging': enableLogging
});

Registration and Recovery​

If the user has never set up an account with Beyond Identity, then the user will need to complete a registration flow. If the user previously had credentials but has since been deleted and no other device has a credential, then the user should complete the recovery flow.

In either case, the end result is that the user creates a Credential on the device in question. At a high level, a Credential can be thought of as an X.509 Certificate (in fact, it’s just a wrapper on top of one). iOS Each Credential contains a public/private key pair where the private key is stored securely in the Secure Enclave. Android Each Credential contains a public/private key pair where the private key is stored securely in the Keystore. When a user sets up an account with Beyond Identity, the device in which they register creates a Credential that becomes their identity. This private key associated with this Credential can never be removed from the device in question. It is however possible to extend the Credential’s chain of trust by creating a new Credential on a different device and signing it with the private key of the first Credential. This process is covered in the Adding a New Device section.

Registration and recovery are not offered as functions in the Embedded SDK. Instead, please use the following guides to integrate registration and recovery into your application:

Intercepting A Redirect From A New or Recovered User​

After a successful creation or recovery, the user will receive an email. When the user taps on the email link, the user will be redirected using a redirect url specified by your tenant. See Registration Redirect URI for more information.

Usage​

// uri is the uri you intercept when the user clicks on their welcome email.

credential = await Embeddedsdk.registerCredentialsWithUrl(uri);

Authentication​

Confidential Client​

This flow only completes the authorization code flow and relies on a backend to make the token exchange. On successful completion the AuthorizationCode grant is returned.

Optional PKCE support is available to mitigate authorization code injection. Use Embedded.shared.createPKCE to create one or generate your own and use the PKCE.CodeChallenge initializer.

Make sure to use your configured confidential client id.

Usage​

authz = await Embeddedsdk.authorize(
"openid",
_pkce?.codeChallenge,
);

Create PKCE​

Usage​

pkce = await Embeddedsdk.createPkce();

Public Client​

This flow authenticates and authorizes the user by completing the authorization flow and token exchange. PKCE is handled internally to mitigate against an authorization code interception attack. The scope β€œopenid” is set internally. You do not need a backend for this flow.

On successful authentication, you’ll receive a TokenResponse containing the AccessToken and JWT idToken.

Make sure to use your configured public client id.

Usage​

token = await Embeddedsdk.authenticate();

Adding a New Device​

If the user already has a Credential and would like to log in with another device, the user may extend a Credential from one device to another.

Extend a Credential​

In order to add a new device, the user must first extend a Credential from a device that contains a Credential.

On a successful extend credential, you’ll receive an ExtendCredentialStatus indicating the extending status. The first time a token is received, the callback will fire with a status of .started(CredentialToken). Every 90 seconds, the token is cycled and .tokenUpdated(CredentialToken) will fire with a new token. A status of .done indicates that a Credential extension completed successfully. Upon receiving a CredentialToken, it is up to you to display it to the user.

Usage​

Embeddedsdk.extendCredentials(List.generate(1, (index) => tenant_handle), exportUpdateCallback);

cancelExtendCredentials an extendCredentials​

Once an extendCredentials is started, it needs to be either completed or canceled. This is because all EmbeddedSDK functions are blocking. Since extendCredentials is a long running function, it will block all other function calls to EmbeddedSDK until you explicitly call EmbeddedSDK.cancelExtendCredentials.

Usage​

await Embeddedsdk.cancelExtendCredentials();

Register a Credential​

Once extendCredentials is initiated, you can handle registering the code on another device in one of two ways:

Create a TextField or TextView in which the user can enter the 9 digit code that they see on the extended device. Initialize and capture the contents of the QR code as a String. This will also be a 9 digit code. In either case, you’ll need to take the 9 digit code and initialize a CredentialToken to pass into the register function. A successful register will return a list of registered credentials.

await Embeddedsdk.registerCredentialsWithToken(extendCredentialsToken);

Get a Credential​

This will get all current credentials on the device. If no credential is found, create a user first.

note

Only one credential per device is currently supported.

credentials = await Embeddedsdk.getCredentials();

Delete a Credential​

This will remove the current credential. If no other device contains a credential to extend, then the credential will be lost unless a recovery is done.

handle = await Embeddedsdk.deleteCredential(tenant_handle);