Blue Cedar Integration Platform enables you to integrate services into iOS and Android apps. These services are available in the form of integration accelerators—modules that you can integrate with your apps without having to write any code.

The Platform is currently available for Beta users, with either of these integration accelerators.

  • Blue Cedar Integration Accelerator for BlackBerry: Use the Blue Cedar Platform to integrate apps with the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK.
  • Blue Cedar Enforce Integration Accelerator: See Related links..

The Mobile Client technology includes the software that is added to the integrated mobile app, that is:

  • The chosen integration accelerator with its enabled options.
  • The Blue Cedar code that integrates the accelerator with the app.

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is new with Platform 4.9.x / Mobile Client 4.0.8.

What's new in the Integration Platform

Personal settings 
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Users can now update their username, password, email, and other personal settings in their Personal Settings page, available under the Name dropdown (top right corner when logged into the platform). These fields were previously only available to administrators. 

Progress indicators
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Several progress indicators have been added to the platform, such as "Loading" messages and circular status indicators.

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If you log into the platform using an unsupported browser, a banner appears with a link to a current list of supported and unsupported browsers.

What's new in the Integration Accelerator for BlackBerry

Blue Cedar Platform 4.4+ allows you to enable these BlackBerry Dynamics policies for your integration:

  • Network interception

  • Secure storage

Open issues/limitations

  • Browser support: The integration platform interface supports Chrome and Firefox browsers. (Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer are not currently supported.)


Limitations with integrating the BlackBerry Dynamics SDK:

  • Client certificates with Android apps using WebView: If you have configured client certificates via the BlackBerry UEM, those certificates are not used by Android apps that use WebView (such as Compass) integrated with Blue Cedar. Our current integration code does not allow a WebView apps to use a client certificate provided by the UEM/Connector. (BCP-1812, Android) 

    Apps that use Apache HTTP, OkHttp, and URLConnection APIs should handle client certificates as expected. (See BCP-1961 in Resolved issues.)

  • ClipboardManager/drag and drop:  The ClipboardManager Dynamics API is not integrated into apps since there is no 1:1 mapping to Android's ClipboardManager. Apps usually do not call the ClipboardManager directly to perform drag and drop operations. (BCP-1638, Android)

  • BlackBerry Secure Network/Transport: Turning on/off Secure Network/Transport from the integration platform does not affect the integration. (BCP-704)

  • Java SQLite: SQLite interception is not functional yet on Android. Apps using SQLite do not write/read encrypted data. (BCP-1623, Android)

  • iPhone ARMv7 devices: BlackBerry Dynamics does not integrate into apps on ARM v7 Apple devices (32-bit CPUs) such as iPhone 5 or 5c. (BCP-1523, iOS)

Resolved issues

Resolved in Platform 4.9.0 / Mobile Client 4.0.8

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BCP-2115PlatformLarge app upload failingIncreased the integration platform's app file size upload limit to 2 GB. Note that larger apps take longer to integrate. Integration timeout limit is one hour.
BCP-2007PlatformShow all integration errors (user messages) in error details instead of just oneWhen scanning or integration fails, clicking "More Details" on the app card now includes all scanning and integration errors. Previously, "More Details" only showed one error, even if there were more.

BlackBerry Dynamics

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BCP-1961AndroidFailed to reach server using certificateAdded support for Apache HTTP, OkHttp, and URLConnection APIs to the integration accelerator for BlackBerry. If you have configured BlackBerry secure transport and/or client certificates via the BlackBerry UEM, Android apps that use these APIs can now be integrated using the Blue Cedar platform.

 Documentation and technical support

This release includes online documentation. To access this documentation, see https://apollo.bluecedar.com/blackberry-platform-doc.

Blue Cedar Enforce Integration Accelerator

To see the 4.9.x release notes and use the Blue Cedar Platform to integrate apps with Blue Cedar security policies, see https://apollo.bluecedar.com/platform-doc-ta.