Latest 2.0.9
License Apache License, Version 2.0
Platforms ios 8.0, requires ARC
Dependencies BMSCore

IBM Bluemix Mobile Services – Client SDK Swift Security

This is the security component of the Swift SDK for [IBM Bluemix Mobile Services] (


  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • Xcode 7


The Bluemix Mobile Services Swift SDK is available via Cocoapods.
To install, add the BMSSecurity pod to your Podfile.


target 'MyApp' do
    platform :ios, '8.0'
    pod 'BMSSecurity'

Getting started

To use the Bluemix Mobile Services Swift SDK, add the following imports in the class which you want to use it in:

import BMSCore
import BMSSecurity

Connectivity and interaction between your mobile app and the Bluemix services depends on the application ID and application route that are associated with Bluemix application.

The BMSClient and MCAAuthorizationManager API are the entry points for interacting with the SDK. You must invoke the following API before any other API calls:

MCAAuthorizationManager.sharedInstance.initialize(tenantId: tenantId, bluemixRegion: regionName)

This method is usually called in the application delegate of your mobile app.

You also need to define MCAAuthorizationManager as your authorization manager:

BMSClient.sharedInstance.authorizationManager = MCAAuthorizationManager.sharedInstance

Then you have to register an Authentication Delegate to the MCAAuthorizationManager as follows:

let mcaAuthManager = MCAAuthorizationManager.sharedInstance
mcaAuthManager.registerAuthenticationDelegate(<delegate>, realm: <realm>)

In order to logout the current logged in user, you can use the following code:


Enable Keychain Sharing

When using Xcode 8.x, in order to use BMSSecurity you need to enable Keychain Sharing in your app. You can enable this feature in the Capabilities tab of your target.

Sample app

You can use ‘pod try BMSSecurity’ to get a sample application. A readme file with details on how to run the sample application is available in the app’s folder.

Known limitation

Currently Swift SDK does not submit monitoring data. This is a work in progress and will be delivered in following months. If you’d like to continue receiving monitoring data in the service dashboard you can continue using Objective-C SDK.


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Latest podspec

    "name": "BMSSecurity",
    "version": "2.0.9",
    "summary": "The security component of the Swift client SDK for IBM Bluemix Mobile Services",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "Apache License, Version 2.0",
    "authors": {
        "IBM Bluemix Services Mobile SDK": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "v2.0.9"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "dependencies": {
        "BMSCore": [
            "~> 2.2"
    "source_files": [
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"

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