Pin Code/Password to start App
wenninger 12 years ago • updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 12 years ago • 17 • 4 duplicates
As Textastic allows for the storage of Server / Dropbox credentials it would be nice to have the option to require a PIN code for starting the app. If your iPad gets stolen the bad guys cannot easily access all your or even worst case your customers' servers.
Customer support service by UserEcho
I, too, don't want to protect the whole iPad with a PIN lock but being able to protect sensitive data on an app-by-app basis would be nice.
So I put this in the "would be nice" category. An option for those who work a little differently on their pads. Obviously, lacking the lock did not stop me from using the app!
the password is stored securely in the keychain. Unfortunately, the keychain values are not deleted when the app is deleted from the device. So in the current version of Textastic, there is no way to reset the password. Deleting and reinstalling the app won't work.
This really was an oversight on my part. So, to solve this problem, I plan to release an update for Textastic that detects when the app was started the first time after an uninstall and removes the password in that case. This doesn't make it less secure because all data like connection settings and files will be deleted when you delete the app so there is actually nothing to protect.
If you send me the device id of your iPad, I can provide you with a beta version of Textastic that does what I just described.
I'm really sorry for the inconvenience.