User login is the core of everything most apps do, and for financially sensitive apps like H&R Block’s, authentication was vital to unlocking powerful in-app features and protecting users’ financial records. Getting this piece built properly and securely meant the difference between successful and trusted brand apps and potential disasters across H&R Block’s entire suite of apps. The Global User Authentication library (GUA) was designed to communicate natively with Block’s web-centric authentication systems and the underlying protocols already in place within their infrastructure. We closely collaboration with client’s internal IT resources to assure seamless, secure session connectivity to all of Block’s services. The resultant GUA library tools integrated Block’s legacy processes and mobile apps that were already in place, and opened the door to future mobile build-outs.
The GUA library was important not only for this app, but for every app H&R Block might create in the future. Rather than building a new library for each app, BiTE created a completely secure and completely reusable solution. Our expertise allowed us to simultaneously manage multiple versions of the library, and aid other developers, both Block’s an outside vendors, in integrating the library in into various HRB apps.
BiTE developed an original suite of security tools to satisfy Block’s internal requirements and third-party audits.