Release Notes

Version 2.1

New Features:

  • New account level metrics facility showing both live, hourly, daily and monthly metrics on the usage of the account. This provides insight into the reasons for any attestation rejections, the status of different app versions being run and the total usage on the account. The dashboards can be reached using the new approov metrics command. This new facility is designed to replace the graphs previously available using the approov usage, although these remain available but will be removed in a future release.
  • Capability to ban particular iOS devices using the Apple DeviceCheck facility. This is setup using the new approov devicecheck command.
  • Ability to fetch Approov tokens when running on the iOS simulator.
  • Direct control over the stance regarding the collection of end user IP addresses and their inclusion in the Approov tokens. The IP tracking settings are available in the approov policy command.
  • Enhancements to the obfuscation of the SDK code to further protect against reverse engineering.

Version 2.0

New Features:

  • New SDK architecture allowing dynamic updates of runtime app threat analysis
  • Various security enhancements in the SDKs and facilities for gathering of threat analysis from live installations
  • Changes to SDK interfaces to create more consistency between the iOS and Android versions
  • Improved error reporting and status logging from Approov token fetching
  • Optimization of SDK network access to reduce number of transactions and size of data transmitted
  • New dynamic pinning approach leveraging standard public key pinning, allowing easier app integration and availability of pins on app startup without network access
  • Range of administration tool features to gather and manage public key pins
  • Over the air secure updates to pins and Approov networking rules
  • Migration to a new command line tool for administration of accounts
  • Support for registration of iOS and Android apps across all OS platforms (no dependency on Android Studio or iOS Xcode installation)
  • Option for single command deletion of multiple unused app registrations
  • Direct user adminstration of security policies
  • Per device setting of security policies and pinning modes, including blacklisting and whitelisting specific devices
  • Access to latest SDKs via administration tool with upgrade messages when new versions available
  • Facilities for creating example Approov tokens for testing
  • Facilities to check the validity of particular Approov tokens
  • Facilities for generating customized long lived Approov tokens
  • User issuance and revocation of management tokens to administrate the account
  • Option for user initiated update of Approov token secret
  • Support for encrypted (JWE) Approov tokens
  • New offline measurement mode functionality to allow attestation of app to a remote device when neither is Internet connected

Version 1.12

New Features:

  • Added payload capability to add your content to the generated token


  • Change Android APK registration to avoid the v2 signing block while generating the app signature. This makes new registrations work with the soon-to-be-released Google Play signing behaviour

Version 1.11

New Features:

  • Architecture banning
  • Emulator detection
  • SDK hardening

Version 1.10

New Features:

  • Man in the Middle detection
  • Improved rooted device detection
  • Detect function hooking frameworks
  • Android 8 (Oreo) support
  • New ‘did’ token claim containing device ID.


  • The fetchApproovToken() and fetchApproovTokenandWait() interfaces without URL/hostname parameters are deprecated on all platforms. You should now supply a valid hostname string or null when fetching a token.
  • The ‘ad’ token claim is now obscolete.

Version 1.9

New Features:

  • Internal SDK library improvements

Version 1.8

New Features:

  • Time limited registrations
  • Removed dependency on external tools for registration
  • Admin Portal support for Safari browsers on macOS/OSX
  • Bug fixes for Admin Portal on Microsoft Edge browsers
  • Deprecation of app-repackaging support in Android and iOS SDKs
  • Client side bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 1.7

New Features:

  • Failover mechanism on both server and client side enabling more robust service
  • Client side bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 1.6

New Features:

  • Breaking change: New callback-based API for Approov token fetch notifications in Android and iOS clients
  • Synchronous Approov token fetch API in Android and iOS clients
  • Client-side iOS support for iOS 10, Xcode 8 and Swift 3

Version 1.5

New Features:

  • Server-side bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Version 1.4

New Features:

Improve Android notification mechanism, alter registration mechanism so that registration of BroadcastReceiver is done via the ApproovAttestation class Server-side bug fixes, stability and performance improvements Known Issues:

Version 1.2

New Features:

  • Health Check API added
  • Server-side bug fixes, stability and performance improvements

Known Issues:

  • Token Intents are broadcast globally

Version 1.0

Initial version