iOS 8: Integrating Touch ID

A look at at the Local Authentication framework introduced in iOS 8

In September 2013, Apple unveiled the latest iPhone with a range of hardware improvements. The most innovative feature of iPhone 5s was a thin metal band surrounding the home button, a fingerprint sensor called Touch ID. Developers clambered to know about the API. A year on and iOS 8 introduces a new framework giving developers the ability to use the fingerprint sensor.

The Local Authentication framework provides methods to prompt a user to authenticate. You could use this as a login for your app or use it just to protect sensitive data within an app. In this tutorial, I will explain the options available to you, what data you can get from the device, and we’ll also build a sample app.

This tutorial requires Xcode 6 to create the project and you’ll need a device with Touch ID to test the sample app that we'll create.

Lubov Cholakova

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