This article describes ways to secure Web applications built using map.apps and security.manager. map.apps alone offers a number of security features that may be sufficient for simple applications. Combined with security.manager, almost all requirements for safety are met. It is possible to configure extremely fine-grained access protection for both services, as well as functions of map.apps Apps.
map.apps 3.2 brings many improvements for users, administrators and developers. The focus of this release is to optimize existing functionality and workflow. So, the new version offers a generic selection tool to all users. Thus it is now automatically possible to make selections on all visible and selectable themes. For the administrator, this eliminates the previously required configuration of individual selections of each theme.
Good news for our German users: The Developer Network is available in German language from now on. The complete installation guide, system requirements, release notes, forum and news articles have been translated. A few areas such as the "map.apps Cookbook" will be converted gradually.
The language can be changed via the links above the con terra logo. Registered users can set the default language in their user profile.
In the course of map.apps Days 2015, a new Forum was launched in the map.apps Developer Network. This forum offers the possibility of exchange between customers, partners and con terra. We would be delighted if you take the opportunity to share tips and tricks, as well as to present your own ideas and developments. Technical questions of general interest are also welcome. Contributions are welcome in both German and English.
When building apps these days, there are a number of well-known and reality-proven guides to follow. Amongst other aspects, one of the most important is to keep the app as focused as possible. Why focusing? Focusing on something helps to differentiate the important things from the not so important ones. It helps to ensure that you build exactly what is required and avoid building everything that is possible, so the app is presented in its most useful and usable form. That is what makes apps apps, and not large applications. But focusing on what?