Terminologies relating to Huawei Account Kit

by Ina Ross

Who doesn’t love comfort? Developers across the globe always seek better ways to improve user experiences, and there is no better way to do this than through the Huawei account kit.

For those who don’t know what an account kit is, it’s simply used by developers to create fast, easy, and simple login functions to 3rd party users.

There are so many apps in app stores right now, and people have lots of apps on their phones, each fighting for the right of way. You have to go through the whole process of setting up- creating a unique password, entering an email address, going through various registration steps, waiting for approval, etc.

All these steps can be time-consuming and rigorous. So, to avoid all these, the Mobile Service Unit for Huawei uses a unique Huawei ID that’s created on the mobile phone to reduce time spent on registration and login processes. Once the Huawei account kit is integrated, it becomes a simple and fast process.

Why do you need an account kit?

Account kits are important for various reasons:

  1. One-click login process: Once you integrate the Huawei account kit, all you need is the Huawei ID and you’ve logged into your app. You don’t have to bother about setting passwords or entering email addresses.

If you log into an app on another phone, you don’t worry about secondary authorization.

  1. Easy QR Code login: It allows users to log in from their tablets, phones, PCs, and other devices via QR code. This is why you won’t need secondary authorization.
  2. Easy SMS verification: The Huawei account kit allows you to instantly insert verification codes from SMS messages. You don’t have to cram it, write it somewhere, or even still, authorize SMS read permission.

Now that you have a basic idea of what account kits do, let’s look at some terminologies to help you understand it better.

Terminologies relating to the Huawei Account Kit

  1. Authentication: This is the process whereby the user confirms his/her identity to the application
  2. Authorization: allows apps to have access to resources or not

Under authorization, we have: ID Token Support, App management, authorization cancellation, code support, etc.

  1. Authorization code: This is a code that contains an app secret mainly used for one-time authorizations on the server
  2. ID token: This ID contains information. There is usually the signature of the last logged-in user before the verification process
  3. Access token: This grants the user access to resources at any time
  4. JWT: This is the standard that makes sure that each client request via authorization is safe. It’s JSON-based.
  5. aud: This is called target audience. The app ID is kept here.
  6. Application secret: This key allows the HMS platform to recognize requests and responses from the app, and differentiate it from others. It is otherwise known as the public key encryption technique.

It ensures that the application comes from the right owner and that the owner knows the secret key.

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