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The objective of an effective permission strategy is to enhance the performance and manageability of the site. It must facilitate complying with the data governance policies of the organization and also bring down the cost of maintaining the site. Here we discuss why to strategize the permissions and how to approach this task.
Why must you strategize permissions?
Most websites are created rather hurriedly in order to solve a specific problem or to supply a specific set of information to those who need it. Though this is good, the site structure you initially had eventually becomes the default structure when the site grows and it is needed to meet other kinds of needs. This growth can give way to chaos in setting permissions since every member of the organization can have the full control over the sub-sites. In other situations, every member might need a set of new permissions to be able to sue a new site.
Sound permission strategies can help identify these problems before they crop up. A good permission strategy can help control these following three crucial areas.
Performance and manageability
Permission settings that you choose can impact the site over a long-term deciding how much effort you must spare to manage your sites and how fast your site can respond to user commands.
Thoroughly planned permissions strategy helps ensure compliance with the organization’s unique data governance policies and also comply with the crucially important financial and accounting disclosures and retention legislation like Sarbanes-Oxley.
Cost of maintenance
Strategies that takes advantage of built-in efficiency tools, such as security groups, permission levels, and permissions inheritance will enhance ease of use for your site users, and minimize the requests for individual access that permissions managers have to respond to during the life of the site.
The best rule for a great permission management strategy
Always follow the rule of least privilege that requires you to give the lowest permission level that a user will crucially need to perform the assigned tasks.
How to coordinate with security groups
While giving access to people, add them under categories like members, visitors, and owners which are part of the standard security groups.
It is important that the majority of the members must fall under the Members or Visitors groups.
Hose in Member group can add or remove documents or items. However, they cannot alter the site structure, appearance, and settings.
Those in the Visitors group will have only read-only access to the site. While they can view the pages and items, open documents and items, they cannot edit, add or remove items, documents, and pages.
Have only limited members in the Owners group
Ensure that only those who you trust are in the Owners group with permissions to change the settings, structure, and appearance of the site.
How to work with the permissions inheritance
Make the best use of permission inheritance to create a clean and easy to view hierarchy.
If some lists in the site feature fine-grained permissions, managing permissions can be very difficult. If there are sub-sites with unique permissions and others with inherited permissions, again the admin will have difficulty with managing the permissions.
If you choose to break the permission inheritance in order to facilitate fine-grained permissions elaborately, users can suffer slower performance while accessing the site content.
If the permissions and inherited permissions hierarchy are clear, it will be very easy to manage and explain permissions.
Designers have been approaching black color with a passion for so long. Black is a mysterious color that has helped achieve stylish, energetic and elegant designs. Here we discuss when it makes sense to go for black background and how to go about the idea of implementing a black background for a website.
The ultimate objective of a website design is a positive user engagement. Hence it is necessary to emphasize the important elements. Designers achieve this by creating a hierarchy meaning highlighting the most important things prominently than the others in an order.
The real challenge while deploying black color for the background is this. Black is perhaps the heaviest color and hence it will become difficult to highlight the other elements. Nevertheless, black can be used to emphasize the other content.
Guidelines to deploy black background
Never go for black background when you have too much content.
Deploy text on a black background carefully.
You can use the black background for images and graphic elements.
It will work out well when you use a black background for smaller elements in order to point them out to a different color.
Important points to note
Usually, people feel familiar, comfortable and secure with white color. Hence the experts on user experience always stress on using white the most. Black is associated with depressive, sad, serious and negative tendencies. Though we cannot change this perception overnight, you can deploy black color thoughtfully to get the most out of it when you have compelling reasons to go for black background. Black color background can be an option for portfolio websites, studio websites, elite product presentations, and to provide unconventional content.
Tips to deploy the black background
Create a lot of white backgrounds.
Use bigger fonts on the black background
Use black background for sections you wish to emphasize, header, footer and navigations, comments and pop-ups.
Go for black background only when the situation is right for it.
Many businesses depend on SharePoint to develop websites. For instance, it is possible to create a site from SharePoint Homepage in Office 365. Also, you can benefit from a SharePoint team site when you develop an Office 365 group in Outlook Online or Office 365. While being on SharePoint server, you can either create a team or many other kinds of sites.
You can upload your files directly on to your SharePoint document library in order to access them anytime from anywhere. Doing this is as simple as dragging files from a location in your computer into your document library. While using Microsoft edge, you can upload files or folders. In SharePoint online, you can use the ‘upload’ command.
You can open a document in the document library. When you click to open the document, you wish to work on, it will open in Office Online.
You can choose to work with others on the same document at the same time. You need to go to the document library and click to open the document you wish to work on. On the top right of the document, you will find the number of people working on it.
Sharing documents is easier on SharePoint. To do this, you just have to select the documents you wish to share and click the ellipses. It will open the menu on which you must click on ‘Share’.
You can also share sites on SharePoint. This is possible only when you have sharing permissions from the site owner. To share sites, click SharePoint or sites, choose the sites you wish to share and then click on ‘Share’.
Creating a team site. While using Office 365, it is easy to create a team site from the SharePoint Homepage. This feature will help create an Office 365 group. When you create an Office 365 group in Outlook People, you will get a team in SharePoint Online automatically. Once you have site owner permissions on SharePoint server 2016 or 2013, you just have to click on ‘Sites’ and then click ‘+ new site’ or just ‘+ new’.
You can add a list or library to your team site in SharePoint Online. To do this, you need to click on ‘+ New’ from within a site and then choose ‘List’ or ‘Library’ from the list.
Retaining the previous version of the document while editing and making changes in it is now possible with SharePoint. Just right-click on the document link in a library and then click on ‘Version History’. Sometimes, you will have to scroll the menu to choose the version you want. For SharePoint server versions, just click on the ellipses found next to the file and then on the ellipses in the dialog for landing on the menu. Alternatively, you can also select the document and click on ‘Version History’ on the ‘Files’ tab.
Searching for something is easier with SharePoint. You just have to type a search keyword into the ‘Search’ box and click on the ‘Search’ icon.
It is easy to share information with your entire office group. In Office 365, SharePoint Online, or SharePoint Server 2016, you just have to click on the app launcher and then click on the Yammer or Newsfeed tile. After that, you can just type in your message and click ‘Post’.
The early days of starting, stabilizing and running a start-up can be intimidating. You are prone to experience a lot of sleepless nights, financial difficulties and self-doubt. However, this hectic responsibility does not mean you can straight away quit your job and plunge into your dream venture.
Shifting from an employed to the self-employed phase of life is a high-risk decision which you must do with great care. Here is a way to get started with your start-up without quitting your job.
It is not yet time to quit your day job
Day jobs help develop some amazing skills which you can apply in your start-up. Further, you also learn to be more communicative and productive too. Your mentors at the day job can be your role models to teach you how to accomplish your goals. Know that even a negative experience helps to mold yourself. You learn teamwork and how to be flexible, which are great skills for an entrepreneur.
Venture into a side project
Whenever you take up a new project, you learn something related to marketing, product development, usability, customer support, and sales. They let you test your ideas and check where they go. Sometimes, the side projects can help you make some good extra income too.
Share with the crowd
Sharing helps in creating an audience base for you. Share some useful content on social media channels. Valuable content will attract visitors and later, you can leverage your followers to buy your products and services.
Learn from experts
Today we have access to expert resources. You can immensely benefit from videos, blogs, online courses and learn anything and everything you want. The Internet is today your prime educator. Many people learn how to stabilize their business while being on job only with the help of successful online resources.
Stay abreast of emerging technologies
To be successful, you must always stay in line with the emerging technologies. Invest in new technologies and take advantage of their potentials for your success.
The trickiest challenge in front of designers is to balance between form and function. While the early websites focused more on functions, the subsequent technology developments of better internet speeds and the advent of flash gave room to work more on the form.
Over the last few years, the shift is again on functions like increasing the loading speed since the developers today cater to the increasing number of mobile users. Visual design is often rendered by code today than images.
The characteristics of design today
The front-end frameworks provide attractive templates ready to use. The advent of precision design tools and the focus on data-driven design have made us create designs that are perfect.
Facilitating more room for imperfections
The recent trends in designing make us wonder whether there are no rooms for interesting imperfections. Here we discuss the scope of accommodating imperfections in designing.
The code can very well support imperfections and the coders are open to experimenting with imperfections in designing.
A movie character with a scary scar on the face or a hero reverting from a criminal history is more interesting to us than perfectly crafted appearances and heroes without blemishes. While we can love imperfections in stories, we can also receive them well in designing.
It is time for designers to view imperfections as noise rather than errors. Noise helps add character to the design without affecting its functions. Imperfections bestow the most conspicuous behavior and when used smartly can evince more emotional responses from the users and audience.
Introducing imperfections into designing is a way to humanize designs and strengthen the bond between the brand and the user.
By working with imperfections innovatively we can move the digital world to a new era of better user engagement.
It is not easy to make a successful startup because almost half of the founders do not do what is essential for this achievement—addressing a problem that is troubling the customers. If you have a business idea and you spend your time and money building a venture around it, you may or may not succeed because the question lies in the application of the idea. If it does nothing apart from selling goods, it is bound to fail.
So, what you need to do to make sure that you don’t fail:
Find out a problem that is still unsolved—try providing a solution to this problem. It could be a product or a service.
Talk to people—get feedback and suggestions from real life scenarios. Don’t simply depend on online surveys and simulations.
Talk to your customers—ask them what they want. Tweak your product or service based on the feedback. Don’t sell your product or service and ask the customers for its adoption.
The market is full of startups but a lot of them fail because there is no market demand for the products or services that they offer. It is like setting up a push-cart business of vegetables in a vegetable market—the probability of success is bleak. However, if you could sell these vegetables in housing communities, remote housing areas, you have every chance of succeeding.
You have to innovate on your idea if it revolves around a traditional business model. However, if you are bringing something very unique and previously unheard to the market, you need to make sure it addresses a problem and not simply a fancy way of doing things. The initial success (which you may have) will die down soon.
Augmented reality transforms your surroundings and builds fancier worlds on it. In other words, it greatly augments the way you experience the world around you with your senses. Apple AR kit is a stunning development platform that can help bridge between the user’s real world and the developer’s visual space.
The ultimate purpose of the AR kit for the developers is to create some games and apps that will create augmented reality experiences for the users on iPad and iPhone. Working on Visual-Inertial Odometry (VIO) technique, an AR Kit can help place a virtual object in a real room and create amazing new experiences. Here are the startling advantages of AR Kit.
Apple AR Kit Highlights
Rules out the need for the iOS users to install third-party apps for scanning QR codes as the pre-installed camera app of the iOS 11 does this job.
The two inputs that the VIO blends are the CoreMotion data and the camera sensor data. This helps in quick, stable and accurate motion tracking and let the objects appear as they are placed in real space.
The advanced camera sensor on the AR Kit precisely estimates the light intensity in a given scene and applies the proportionate lighting to the virtual objects. This can help create a highly realistic AR content to the users. This will facilitate more CPU for graphics rendering ensuring a higher visual fidelity.
The highly useful features of AR kit are the SceneKit and Metal support and third-party tools like Unity and Unreal Engine. Hence you will get great levels of detail and amazing visual fidelity.
The processors running the AR Kit are Apple A9 and A10 which are marked by the great performance and ability to create a highly descriptive visual content.
Apple Kit’s promises to the developers are endless and the developmental platform foretells the possibility to develop a lot of exciting games in future.
In today’s fast-growing digital world, securing and protecting our information and data has become the priority across all segments of life and different industry segments. The recent attacks identified as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) came like a thunderbolt on the stability and security of the Internet of things. Such security breaches can be crippling and devastating for an era that is heavily dependent on the sharing and disseminating of information over the internet.
The use of mobile devices is growing at a rapid phase around the world and most organizations today have mobile apps meant to access mission-critical and sensitive data. Hence it becomes crucially important now than any other time to develop a broader view of the galaxy of mobile security eco-system and get to know everything that pertains to mobile security. If we need to protect our mobile solutions, we must understand the importance of the saying, “Information is the most powerful weapon” and take the right steps leading to foolproof privacy and security of the mobile apps and their devices.
What is the challenge?
Due to the absence of unified endpoint management (UEM), threats to mobile enterprises are fast becoming frequent and more complex. Cybercriminals are today developing sophisticated malware. The incidents of a security breach are too many today that make it difficult for the efforts to focus and take viable actions. According to Ponemon Institute, over 84 percent users depend on the same smartphone for work as well as for personal use. While this trend can significantly impact the user experience, it can also challenge the capabilities of the IT departments to secure access to the data on enterprise systems. Given this environment, preserving user privacy and data security has become a colossal requirement in front of us.
What is to be secured?
Mobile devices help store a lot many kinds of data both personal and enterprise in nature — sensitive information like phone numbers, medical information, credit card information, authentication details like usernames and passwords, home addresses and others besides the vast amount of enterprise data too. Data protection is also essential from protecting identity since identity theft can be used for unauthorized access to information that can be eventually stolen or compromised with.
Mobile devices feature integrated hardware components for the sake of supporting a wide range of I/O mechanisms. Some of the communication mechanisms among them are wireless while some include physical connectors like SIM cards, SD cards, power, and synchronization cables. Both the wireless and wired communication mechanisms employed by the mobile devices make them vulnerable to different kinds of threats which must be secured for the overall security of the devices and apps installed on them.
An overview of the mobile security ecosystem
Threats faced by mobile apps can be grouped into two categories:
vulnerabilities that can invade the data captured within the mobile
app that runs on the mobile operating system.
apps, invasive privacy apps, and malware-based threats that can
damage the device and mobile service.
There are several kinds of authentication mechanisms used by mobile apps. Also, there are a variety of authentication protocols for accessing devices, remote networks, remote services, and enterprise systems. If the mobile apps are vulnerable to invasion, compromise, and exploitation, it would mean a very high risk of compromising with the enterprise data and sensitive personal data. Hence we can say mobile app security is all about protecting the data in the mobile app itself.
How to secure mobile applications
While creating mobile apps, their architecture and design are the most crucial first step to be attended for security measures.
Aspects to consider while securing mobile apps
at rest encryption
device storage and cloud storage
of input data
and hashing passwords
of tokens and keys
and integrating corporate identity management
mobility management security policies
and on cloud storage
info and log files
Vulnerable components in the mobile eco-system
and mobile carrier infrastructure
Enterprise Mobility Management
EMM systems are the most popular methods of managing employee mobile devices in an enterprise atmosphere. They feature a mixture of mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM)functionalities. The main focus of MDM is to monitor and secure mobile devices.
On the other hand, MAM focuses on app distribution and controlling app access by the users. EMM systems are configured in such a way they will only allow the running of whitelisted apps. They also feature possibilities like lock screen, remote data wipe, and disabling some device peripherals like the camera. Different vendors go by different sets of policies. So it is crucial to compare between their products and review what is different between them. They are implemented through SDKs that the developers use while building apps. Alternatively, they can also be implemented via wrapper mechanisms that are built on mobile app binaries.
Four viable approaches to securing mobile apps
the code by building a secure application
the device by identifying the vulnerable run time environment
the data by checking data theft and data leakage
Any instance of the security breach or successful attack on enterprise mobile apps can mean financial loss, regulatory or legal infractions and the defeat of reputation. Hence efforts must be taken to build many layers of protection around critical data. This will ensure that if one layer is breached, the hackers can still not gain access to the valuable data. Here are some best practices in the lines of promoting enterprise mobile security.
anti-malware software on mobile devices
mobile communications end-to-end
strong controls over authentication and passwords
monitoring of third-party software
independent and completely secured mobile gateways
fool-proof locking mechanisms to secure mobile devices
Mobile security has become a huge topic today with its own exclusive issues and challenges. They are all a part of the infrastructure that must be created to protect sensitive information, mission-critical data, assets, business, reputation, finances and the larger interests of people and organizations. This calls for taking the right actions to prevent losses and mitigate risks. Once a major step is taken in this line successfully, enterprises and individuals can reap the incredible benefits of mobile phones in today’s digital era. Failing to exercise the prudent measures, compliance protocols and best practices will endanger the enterprise and personal mobile use environment.
React JS, the
front end library created by Facebook is used to manage the view
layer for the mobile and web apps. React JS is highly useful to
create UI components that can be reused. We can say React JS is today
huge community behind it.
between React Native and react JS
underlying React Native and react JS are almost the same. You can
write JSX on both these platforms. The only difference you find
between them is the rendering mechanism.
React JS makes
use of react-dom implementation for rendering the components to the
DOM. We find this library much bigger than React JS. React Native has
its own unique way of implementing the rendering components for
native platforms. The styling on React Native is more of a flexbox
type instead of the standard CSS for the web. While you can use React
JS directly in the DOM, you will have to compile React Native to the
React can be seen
predominantly as a framework for building applications using
depend on React Native to build cross-platform applications as well
as native applications. On the other hand, we see React JS as a
React JS code components can be reused and this can save you a lot of time. The complete rendering of your pages right from the server to the browser will help improve the SEO of your web application. Since it helps increase the debugging speed, the developer’s job becomes much easier. Even those that are unfamiliar with react will find it easily readable. Many frameworks require the developers to learn a long list of concepts that are useful within the framework. React endeavors to do just the opposite.
modules forming part of react Native help improve performance. React
Native also comes with the advantages of React JS. Since React JS
focuses on a better type of UI, the benefits are retained. It is not
necessary to build the same application for iOS and Android
independently as React Native enables reusing of the common logic
layer. The component based structure of React Native facilitates
developers build apps with more agile nature in a web-styled fashion
when compared to most other kind of hybrid frameworks.
React JS is the
ideal option for building dynamic and high performing UI for your web
interfaces that are responsive. On the other hand, React Native is a
great option when you wish to give your mobile apps a truly native
It is never that easy to locate the differences between a native mobile app and the one created on React Native. An increasing number of app developers are today taking advantage of this open source platform to develop robust kinds of an app on both iOS and Android which enables them to quicken the development process, save on resources, time and efforts. Also, the output achieved on React Native is splendid making it a great option for app development.
React Native makes use of some platform specific UI controls for
native rendering. Nevertheless, this development platform is composed
of a single threaded JS code. In addition, the app also comes with
inbuilt JS runtime for the purpose of running. React Native also
leverages on the Android or iOS native modules for implementing
Since there is no implementation of hybrid WebView, React Native’s
functionality can look the same like a native product.
How does it
compare with native development?
React Native with regard to app development, the right approach is
not to compare between React Native and native development. The app
development experience on react Native is absolutely different. In
what ways react Native development is unique and desirable provide an
interesting topic for discussion. Here we study the merits of React
Native app development.
on React Native, you must have some familiarity with JS or JSX. You
must also be familiar with API and some supporting tools for text
editing, debugging and testing. React Native is closely linked with
the web development technologies that you will need for app
mobile apps for iOS and Android, the native approach seems to be more
productive despite the plethora of advantages react Native can
present the developers. But when we talk of cross-platform app
development that will require more time and resources, React Native
can come handy. The code reusability of React Native is perhaps the
biggest advantage that makes it the ideal option for cross-platform
React Native can
consequence, the best aspects of react Native like DOM abstraction,
improved app performance, and simplified programming methods can be
found at the fingertips of the developers. The native approach to app
development is seen lagging behind React Native development by virtue
of productivity, flexibility, and deployment time.
React Native is known for its matchless performance. The native
components used for building the UI makes for the framework
performance to effectively compete with the native apps. At the same
time, it is possible that the bridge between the business logic and
the UI can lead to some performance loss. If native processing of
tasks is the need of the hour, such issues can be easily fixed.
When you have
strong reasons to go for React Native development of mobile apps like
cross-platform development, you must not look back and straightaway
route the development through React Native to save on time, efforts
and money and also land on a more efficient app that can stand out
from the others.
Enjoying a massive popularity among the app developer community, React Native is a highly sought after development platform due to its versatile capabilities and advantages. Here are top five React Native advantages developers will find alluring.
Most of the React Native APIs are known for their cross-platform compatibility. Hence a single component can work on both Android and iOS. It is possible to depend on this platform for developing complete and full-fledged applications that can feel like native and to achieve all this, you do not need to write even a single line of code specific for a platform. However, for some reasons, you need to be platform specific. Design implications are significantly different for iOS and Android. The Platform module makes it possible to detect the OS on which the app is running. It can be subsequently used for defining some specific implementations for the given platform. React can pick up the right file depending on the OS on which the app runs.
You can develop
mobile apps quickly and easily on React Native. The open source
components of this platform help reduce the app development time
drastically. Redux, the state management tool also helps in quick
development and you can minimize the chances of failure by creating
one shared layer for both iOS and Android.
The biggest advantage of react Native is Live Updates. Due to the
update the apps on the users’ phones directly without having to
follow the app store update cycle. You can update all of your user’s
apps on the move and hence there is no problem of having to deal with
older version. CodePush SDK, the live update service of Microsoft can
integrate with your React Native app to let you update the apps
directly without any hassles whatsoever. The only drawback is that
of updates concerning the Native OS will have to follow the regular
build near native apps
is not as fast as the native language, React in combination with Java
can help run even the most complex kinds of apps smoothly. Since the
JS aspect of the code can run on its own thread, there are fewer
chances for the UI animation to lag despite heavy compilations. If
there is any lag, it can only be due to process overlaps. It is not
that easy to distinguish React Native apps from native apps. Wherever
needed, the developers can even write codes in native languages.
react Native provides them with a great development environment. The
hot reloading can help refresh the UI instantly whenever there are
some changes in the file. For both iOS and Android platforms, React
Native makes use of the Flexbox layout engine. Hence it is enough if
the developer learns any one layout engine for developing both on iOS
and Android. Hence developing on react Native feels like a breeze.
This open source text editor is reputed for its hackability and easy approach. It can support Mac, Linux, and Windows. Atom facilitates choosing from different open source packages for achieving more functions and features. The various aspects of this text editor are an in-built package manager, multiple file navigation through a single window, amazing themes and designs, and cross-platform editing.
This is a React Native tool chain free to use. The different features of this program include community forums, clack community, and documentation. It provides a rich source of React Native components with Expo SDK library as a highly desirable feature. Developers find the native APIs very useful for both iOS and Android platforms.
This React Native
programming tool facilitates static typing and highly reliable, fast
and simplified coding experience. You can customize it with
include real-time feedback and ease of integration. With the help of
static typing annotations, this program can monitor errors in the
appreciated for its live coding feature and a time-travelling
debugger, Redux can help develop applications that can run in both
native and front-end platforms. It works very well with React.js and
other view libraries.
Running on JSX
will come across while programming and also exploring the present
source code. Operating on Node.js, it can support developing apps
that can run on Mac, Linux and Windows. Transparency, in-built
plugins and clear documentation are its top features.
plugins and boilerplate, Ignite CLI is a free to use React Native
tool chain. It facilitates access to several boilerplates and helps
supporting plugins. Meant for both iOS and Android, the different
services offered by this program are customizable usage examples,
components and themes and API testing.