Mobile SDK: iOS

This page will show you how to install and use the FuturaeKit SDK for iOS.


Before reading the rest of this guide, please make sure that you first read the Mobile SDK: Introduction page.

Release Information

You can find information about the iOS FuturaeKit SDK release history and changes here.


We are going to assume that you are using XCode for your development. You can install FuturaeKit into your project using:


As of XCode 12.0 (and Swift Tools 5.3) it is possible to integrate FuturaeKit directly within XCode.

To add FuturaeKit follow the usual way of adding a package dependency:

File -> Swift Packages -> Add Package Dependency

In the window that pops up simply enter: as the package repository URL.

The FuturaeKit framework should automatically be added to your project: you’re good to go!

To make sure that your application runs on a device, add the following “Run Script Phase” command to your App’s target build phases, to force deep sign the frameworks with your own signing identity:

find "${CODESIGNING_FOLDER_PATH}" -name '*.framework' -print0 | while read -d $'\0' framework
    codesign --force --deep --sign "${EXPANDED_CODE_SIGN_IDENTITY}" --preserve-metadata=identifier,entitlements --timestamp=none "${framework}"


Carthage is a lightweight dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C. It leverages CocoaTouch modules and is less invasive than CocoaPods.

To install with Carthage, follow the instruction on Carthage. We support integration using Carthage binary frameworks. You can add FuturaeKit by adding the following line to your Cartfile


Then run carthage bootstrap (or carthage update is you’re updating your SDKs).

On your application targets' “Build Phases” settings tab, click the “+” icon and choose “New Run Script Phase”. Create a Run Script in which you specify your shell (e.g., /bin/sh), add the following contents to the script area below the shell:

/usr/local/bin/carthage copy-frameworks

Add the paths to the framerworks you want to use under “Input Files”, e.g.:


Manual Installation

You can download the latest SDK from the SDK repository, or clone the repository directly. The repository also contains a simple demo app to show how the SDK can be integrated.

Add SDK to Project

You can include the FuturaeKit SDK by adding the FuturaeKit.framework manually to your targets Embedded Binaries (in the General tab). Afterwards, drag the FuturaeKit.framework into the Frameworks group of your project.


Configuration and Initialization

FuturaeKit SDK is a dynamic framework, so you should use the following import statement:

#import <FuturaeKit/FuturaeKit.h>

Next, we’ll initialize the SDK.

In the Project Navigator, open the source file of your application delegate. Add the import statement at the top of the file, then add the following call to FuturaeKit in the didFinishLaunching or didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method of your app delegate:

#import <FuturaeKit/FuturaeKit.h>

// ...
FTRConfig *ftrConfig = [FTRConfig configWithSdkId:@"{FuturaeSdkId}" sdkKey:@"{FuturaeSdkKey}" baseUrl:@""];
[FTRClient launchWithConfig:ftrConfig inApplication:application];

Build and run your app. If it is successful, you should be able to see the SDK logs in the console.

Demo App

The SDK’s repository contains a stripped-down demo app which showcases examples of how some of the SDK’s core features can be integrated.


The FuturaeKit SDK for iOS provides the following features and functionality:

Push Notifications

To enable push notifications add the following call in the didFinishLaunching or didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method of your app delegate:

// push notifications
if (floor(NSFoundationVersionNumber) > NSFoundationVersionNumber_iOS_9_x_Max) { // iOS 10+
  UNUserNotificationCenter *center = [UNUserNotificationCenter currentNotificationCenter];
  center.delegate = self;
  [center requestAuthorizationWithOptions:(UNAuthorizationOptionAlert | UNAuthorizationOptionSound | UNAuthorizationOptionBadge)
                              completionHandler:^(BOOL granted, NSError * _Nullable error) {
                                  // NOTE: To be completed
} else { // iOS 8+ without UserNotifications Framework
  UIUserNotificationSettings *settings = [UIUserNotificationSettings settingsForTypes:(UIUserNotificationTypeBadge | UIUserNotificationTypeAlert | UIUserNotificationTypeSound) categories:nil];
  [[UIApplication sharedApplication] registerUserNotificationSettings:settings];

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] registerForRemoteNotifications];

To send the push notification token, add the following call in the didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken method of your app delegate:

- (void)application:(UIApplication *)app didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken:(NSData *)deviceToken {

    [[FTRClient sharedClient] registerPushToken:deviceToken];

To handle the Futurae push notifications, implement the FTRNotificationDelegate and add the following call in the respective method of your app delegate (didReceiveRemoteNotification:fetchCompletionHandler: or pushRegistry:didReceiveIncomingPushWithPayload:):

- (void)pushRegistry:(PKPushRegistry *)registry didUpdatePushCredentials:(PKPushCredentials *)credentials forType:(NSString *)type
    [[FTRClient sharedClient] handleNotification:payload delegate:self];


To enroll this SDK as a device for a Futurae User, call the following method using a valid activation code, for example obtained by scanning an enrollment QR Code:

To enroll a user, you must call the following method, using a valid code:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] enroll:code callback:^(NSError *error) {


You can either call directly the above method or use a QR-Code Reader UIViewController to scan a code:

FTRQRCodeViewController *qrcodeVC = [[FTRQRCodeViewController alloc] init];
qrcodeVC.delegate = self;
UINavigationController *navigationController = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:qrcodeVC];
[self presentViewController:navigationController animated:YES completion:nil];

If a QR-Code is successfully scanned then the following delegate method with be called, with the scanned code:

- (void)reader:(FTRQRCodeViewController * _Nullable)reader didScanResult:(NSString *_Nullable)result

Please make sure to call enroll, inside the delegate method to complete the user enrollment:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] enroll:result callback:^(NSError *error) {


Logout (Unenroll)

To remove an account from this SDK (ie unenroll this user device), use the following method:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] logoutForUser:userId callback:^(NSError *error) {


Typically this should happen either when the user removes the account manually from the app, or when a user has been logged out remotely by the server. In the former case, calling the logout() method is enough, as it notifies the server of the logout and deletes the account from the SDK too.

Account Status

To get a list of all enrolled accounts in this SDK, call the following method:

NSArray *accounts = [[FTRClient sharedClient] getAccounts];

To fetch the status and pending authentication Authentication Session Information for these accounts, you can use the following method (where accounts is a list of the corresponding user IDs):

[[FTRClient sharedClient] getAccountsStatus:accounts
                                    success:^(id _Nullable data) {
                                        // Handle the pending sessions
                                    failure:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {
                                        // Handle the error

Authenticate User

To authenticate (or reject) a user session, depending on the authentication factor, you can use the following methods:


With One-Touch (aka Approve), the server will send a push notification to the app, where the user should approve or reject the authentication session.

Get the user ID and session ID from the Push Notification handler. Once the outcome of the authentication has been decided (e.g., approved/rejected by the user), it should be sent to the server for the authentication session to complete, using one of the methods described in the subsections below.

Approve Authentication

To approve a user authentication:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] approveAuthWithUserId:userId
                                       callback:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {


To approve a user authentication when extraInfo field has a non-null value (refer to Authentication Session Information):

[[FTRClient sharedClient] approveAuthWithUserId:userId
                                       callback:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {

Reject Authentication

To reject a user authentication, and optionally define it as fraud:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] rejectAuthWithUserId:userId sessionId:sessionId
                                                       callback:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {


To reject a user authentication when extraInfo field has a non-null value (refer to Authentication Session Information), and optionally define it as fraud:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] rejectAuthWithUserId:userId sessionId:sessionId
                                                       callback:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {


Online QR Code

To authenticate the user using online QR Code, scan the QR Code provided by the server and pass its contents to the following method:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] approveAuthWithQrCode:qrCodeScanResult
                                       callback:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {


In case the backend API Authenticate with QR code (or Authenticate Transaction with QR code) is invoked with supplying the extra_info input parameter (for example, when contextual information for logins, or transaction details for transaction authentication), which includes information that must be displayed to the user before they can approve/reject the request, then you must retrieve this information from the Futurae backend and include it in the authentication response. See section Authentication Session Information for more information, and then use the following method:

[[FTRClient sharedClient] approveAuthWithQrCode:qrCodeScanResult
                                       callback:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {


Authentication Session Information

For a given authentication session, either identified via a session ID (e.g. received by a push notification) or a session Token (e.g. received by a QRCode scan), you can ask the server for more information about the session:

// if you have a session ID
- (void)getSessionInfo:(NSString * _Nonnull)userId
             sessionId:(NSString * _Nonnull)sessionId
               success:(nullable FTRRequestDataHandler)success
               failure:(nullable FTRRequestHandler)failure;

// if you have a session Token
- (void)getSessionInfo:(NSString * _Nonnull)userId
          sessionToken:(NSString * _Nonnull)sessionToken
               success:(nullable FTRRequestDataHandler)success
               failure:(nullable FTRRequestHandler)failure;

If there is extra information to be displayed to the user (supplied when calling Autnethicate User or Autnethicate Transaction in the backend API), for example when confirming a transaction, this will be indicated with a list of key-value pairs in the extra_info part of the response.


In order for the user to authenticate using the offline TOTP factor, you need to show the current TOTP to the user. You can get the later by calling:

FTRTotp *result = [[FTRClient sharedClient] nextTotpForUser:user_id];

The result object contains the current 6-digit TOTP and the remaining seconds (as NSString) that it will be valid for:

NSString *totp = result.totp;
NSString *remaining_secs = result.remaining_secs;

URI Schemes

The SDK is able to handle URI scheme calls, which can be used to either enroll or authenticate users. To handle the Futurae URI scheme calls, implement the FTROpenURLDelegate and add the following call in the openURL:sourceApplication:annotation: method of your app delegate:

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation
		[[FTRClient sharedClient] openURL:url sourceApplication:sourceApplication annotation:annotation delegate:self];

		return YES;

IMPORTANT: In case you perform authentication using with a URI scheme call (using the mobile_auth_uri value which is returned by the Futurae backend when calling Authenticate User or Authenticate Transaction), and this authentication includes extra information to be displayed to the user, you must retrieve this information from the server and include it in the authentication response. See section Authentication Session Information for details on how to do that.

Clear SDK Data

Futurae iOS SDK provides a convenient method to clear all SDK internal data:

#import <FuturaeKit/FuturaeKit.h>

[[FTRClient sharedClient] clearDataFromDB:YES fromKeychain:NO];

This method removes the following data:

  • Internal DB (fromDB must be set to YES)
  • Internal SDK keychain material, including cryptographic keys and identifiers (fromKeychain must be set to YES)

Clearing the SDK data brings it to a fresh-start state. Hence, you can enroll new users and make use of it as per usual.