security

Introducing Account Keys: Better Authentication for the Command Line Tool

At Parse we're always striving to make it easier for developers to build great apps. Part of this mission is to provide secure and easy to use tools. Today, we're excited to announce Account Keys, which are personal access tokens for API and command line usage. Account Keys are similar to GitHub personal API tokens. As...

Moving Parse Apps to the More Secure SHA-2 Industry Standard

Over the past few years, the internet industry has been undertaking a shift from SHA-1 to SHA-2 certificates for encryption. It's widely known that certificates with SHA-2 signatures are more secure than the older SHA-1 certificates, and many companies have already begun phasing out support for SHA-1, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The upcoming...

Announcing New Enhanced Sessions

At Parse, we're constantly striving to provide the tools you need to make your app more successful. One of the most important aspects of an app's success is security, so that people can trust your app when they use it. Parse already provides several tools to secure your app, including Access Control Lists (ACLs) for...

Secure Your App, One Class at a Time

Security is one of the most critical aspects of releasing a production app, and with Parse there are lots of ways you can secure your app. As Bryan laid out in his 5-part security series, Parse provides a powerful security toolset, including the master key, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Class-Level Permissions (CLPs), and Cloud Code....

The Dangerous World of Client Push

Push Notifications are one of the most effective ways for apps to increase user engagement and retention, notify customers of important information like sales and new products, or allow users communicate with each other. A messaging app, for example, could use push notifications to alert users to an incoming message from their friend in the...