Sunday, February 14, 2021

Protecting Your Data on a No-Code App Platform

Securing your data on a no-code (or low-code) platform should certainly be a part of the planning that goes into building an app. However, the first thing you need to decide is whether or not you want your data secured. If you're building a blog or sharing recipes privacy is probably not a problem. 

Even if you're dealing with data connected to your business, it may not require protection. For example, if you've built an app to handle employee leave requests and the database includes employee names, requested leave dates, whether or not the request has been approved or not, and how much time off the employee still has available, there's nothing really sensitive in there. If you add the employees' social security numbers though, then you need to secure that information.

Almost every no-code (and low-code) platform gives you the option of keeping your data private by forcing users to log in and out and by assigning "roles" to users and restricting their access based on their role. There are additional options though that can increase the security of your data. such as:

  • Require a moderately complex password - more than 5 or 6 characters, a mix of upper and lower case letters, one or more numbers, one or more special characters, etc.
  • Set up 2-factor authentication - users have to provide a password plus some other means to prove their identity.
  • Force users to change their password after a certain period of time - 60 days, 90 days, etc.
  • Log users out automatically if they've been inactive for a certain period of time.
Most platforms offer these options, so if you have sensitive data in your app consider making use of one or more of these methods to help keep that information secure.

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