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Introducing The Generated Columns Feature
Backendless version 5.7.3 introduces generated columns, a new feature of the Backendless Database. Using this feature, you can declare a new type of column for which the database calculates the values based on a specified expression. These new columns function much like formulas in your favorite spreadsheet application. When you add a generated column, you…

5 Keys To Managing A Remote Development Team In Backendless

Remote work, particularly for technology-based jobs, is the new normal as the world grapples with the novel coronavirus. This creates many new challenges for teams that are used to working together on-site. It’s more important than ever that your team’s technology be the solution, not the problem.

New Release Featuring Spatial Data and Console Visibility Controls

We are excited to announce a new release for the Backendless platform as we approach the release of Version 6.0. Available now, Release 5.7.0 includes two powerful new features: spatial data and console visibility controls. Read on to learn more.

Introducing Developer Permissions for Team Based Development

As we move toward the launch of version 6.0, we are excited to introduce new features to the Backendless platform that will make your life easier starting today. In this article, we are going to introduce you to a highly-requested new feature, Developer Permissions.

How to Manage a Data Object’s ACL Using API

In another post, we described how to adjust an object’s access control list (ACL) using Backendless Console. As we mentioned, in addition to Backendless Console, the object’s permissions can be controlled using API.

How to Customize Session Timeouts

Once a user of a Backendless-powered app logs in, a session is established. For a variety of reasons, including application security, it is best not to allow users to remain logged in indefinitely. Therefore, every session has an inactivity timeout timer that is reset with every new API call made within the session. When the…

How to Assign Roles to Users Using Backendless Console

In another post, we wrote about how to create developer-defined security roles and how to secure data table access for a security role. Ultimately when a client application makes API requests, the security evolves around users, since it is a user who authenticates themselves against the system.

How to Restrict Access to Files Using Backendless Console

In another post, we described how to obtain a file’s public URL using Backendless Console. Even though anyone can obtain a public URL for a file or directory, it is very easy to change the permissions to restrict file download for anonymous (not authenticated) users.

How to Update a User Account Using User Service API

The ability to update a user account is a common use-case for user management in applications. Either the users themselves or the admin may need to update user properties. Backendless provides the API for updating user accounts, although app admins/developers can do so using Backendless Console as well.

How to Lockout a User Account Upon Unsuccessful Logins

It has happened to a lot of people, especially with the online banking applications – you try logging in a couple of times and get your password wrong. Then the screen changes saying the account is locked out and you need to try again in XX minutes.