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Upgrading Android Single Sign-On Apps to Google Login Requirements

In 2018, Google officially dropped support for logins through embedded web views in favor of browser-based login flows. As a result, older Mobile SDK Android apps that use Google as an SSO identity provider might require code changes.

Browser-based authentication is also known as “advanced authentication”. To upgrade your older apps, you implement advanced authentication as described in Configuring Advanced Authentication in iOS Apps.

Mobile SDK supports advanced authentication through a Chrome custom tab in the application. If Chrome is not available at runtime, Mobile SDK uses the default system browser. Browser-based authentication requires the following.

  • A browser must be installed on the device.
  • If you use MDM, the browser must be installed in the work partition.

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