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Shared Device Usage and Security

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Written by Yukari
Updated over a week ago

iOS apps distributed using DeployGate’s distribution pages are managed based on the UDID of each iOS device.

As such, it is necessary to enact “stop the test” once the device is no longer needed. Otherwise, users can search and install all past apps installed via distribution pages even if they factory reset their devices or log out from DeployGate.

A UDID is device-specific and cannot be rewritten or modified, even with a factory reset.

If the iOS device used for testing is rented and/or shared with other users, please be mindful of the security risks involved. If using such a device is unavoidable, please ensure that you press the “stop the test” button to delete the tester or delete or invalidate the distribution page after testing.

While this is not something limited to DeployGate, users with iOS binary files (.ipa files) can install apps to devices without restrictions until the provisioning profile’s expiration.

Please consider employing security measures, such as using DeployGate SDK member authentication, in case a third party obtains the binary files.

If you plan to transfer the device to a third party after the test, please take the following actions:

If you distribute apps to registered users of DeployGate

  • Please log out from the device

  • After logging out, users will not have access to the app

If you distribute apps via distribution pages

  • Please press the “stop the test” button on the distribution page

  • Alternatively, please delete the device from the distribution list of the distribution page

  • Please delete unnecessary distribution pages instead of leaving them dormant

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