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Mobile Foundation v8.0 is radically simplified compared to the previous version. As a result of this simplification, some features that were available in v7.1 are discontinued in v8.0. In most cases, an alternative way to implement the features is suggested. These features are marked discontinued. Some other features that exist in V7.1. are not in v8.0, but not as a consequence of the new design of v8.0. To distinguish these excluded features from the features that are discontinued from v8.0, they are marked not in v8.0.

Feature Status and replacement path

MobileFirst Studio is replaced by MobileFirst Studio plug-in for Eclipse.

Replaced by MobileFirst Studio plug-in for Eclipse and empowered by standard and community-base Eclipse plug-ins. You can develop hybrid applications directly with the Apache Cordova CLI or with a Cordova enabled IDE such as Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, IntelliJ, and others.For more information about using eclipse as a Cordova enabled IDE, see IBM MobileFirst Studio plug-in for managing Cordova projects in Eclipse.

You can develop adapters with Apache Maven or a maven-enabled IDE such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, and others. For more information about developing adapters, see the Adapters category. For more information about using Eclipse as a Maven enabled IDE, read the Developing Adapters in Eclipse tutorial.

Install IBM MobileFirst Foundation Developer Kit to test adapters and applications with the MobileFirst Server. You can also access MobileFirst development tools and SDKs if you do not want to download them from Internet-based repositories such as NPM, Maven, Cocoapod, or NuGet. For more information about MobileFirst Developer Kit, see MobileFirst Developer Kit.

Skins, Shells, the Setting page, minification, and JavaScript UI elements are discontinued for hybrid applications.

Discontinued. Hybrid applications are developed directly with the Apache Cordova. For more information about replacing skins, shells, the Setting page, and minification, see Removed components and Comparison of Cordova apps developed with v8.0 versus v7.1 and before.

Sencha Touch can no longer be imported into MobileFirst projects for hybrid applications.

Discontinued. MobileFirst hybrid applications are developed directly with the Apache Cordova, and the MobileFirst features are provided as Cordova plug-ins. Refer to the Sencha Touch documentation to integrate Sencha Touch and Cordova.

The encrypted cache is discontinued.

Discontinued. To store encrypted data locally, use JSONStore. For more information about JSONStore, see the JSONStore tutorial.

Triggering Direct Update on demand is not in v8.0. The client application checks for Direct Update when it obtains the OAuth token for a session. You cannot program a client application to check for direct updates at a different point in time in v8.0.

Not in v8.0.

Adapters with session-dependency configuration. In V7.1.0, you can configure MobileFirst Server to work in session-independent mode (default) or in session-dependent mode. Beginning with v8.0, session-dependent mode is no longer supported. The server is inherently independent of the HTTP session, and no related configuration is required.

Discontinued.

Attribute store over IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale is not supported in v8.0.

Not in v8.0.

Service discovery and adapter generation for IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) process applications, Microsoft Azure Marketplace DataMarket, OData RESTful APIs, RESTful resources, Services that are exposed by an SAP Netweaver Gateway, and Web Services is not in v8.0.

Not in v8.0.

The JMS JavaScript adapter is not in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
The SAP Gateway JavaScript adapter is not in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
The SAP JCo JavaScript adapter is not in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
The Cast Iron JavaScript adapter in not in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
The OData and Microsoft Azure OData JavaScript adapters are not in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
Push notification support for USSD is not supported in v8.0. Discontinued.
Event-based push notifications is not supported in v8.0. Discontinued. Use the push notification service. For more information on migrating to push notification service, see topic Migrating to push notifications from event source-based notifications.
Security: Anti-cross site request forgery (anti-XSRF) realm (wl_antiXSRFRealm) is not required in V8.0. In V7.1.0, the authentication context is stored in the HTTP session and identified by a session cookie, which is sent by the browser in cross-site requests. The anti-XSRF realm in this version is used to protect the cookie transmission against XSRF attacks by using an additional header that is sent from the client to the server.
In V8.0.0, the security context is no longer associated with an HTTP session and is not identified by a session cookie. Instead, the authorization is done by using an OAuth 2.0 access token that is passed in the Authorization header. Because the Authorization header is not sent by the browser in cross-site requests, there is no need to protect against XSRF attacks.
Security: User-certificate authentication. v8.0 does not include any predefined security check to authenticate users with X.509 client-side certificates. Not in v8.0.
Security: Integration with IBM Trusteer. v8.0 does not include any predefined security check or challenge to test IBM Trusteer risk factors. Not in v8.0. Use IBM Trusteer Mobile SDK.
Security: Device provisioning and device auto-provisioning.

Discontinued.

Note: Device provisioning is handled in the normal authorization flow. Device data is automatically collected during the registration process of the security flow. For more information about the security flow, see End-to-end authorization flow.

Security: Configuration file for obfuscating Android code with ProGuard. v8.0 does not include the predefined proguard-project.txt configuration file for Android ProGuard obfuscation with a MobileFirst Android application. Not in v8.0.
Security: Adapter based authentication is replaced. Authentication uses the OAuth protocol and is implemented with security checks. Replaced by a security check based implementation.

Security: LDAP login. v8.0 does not include any predefined security check to authenticate users with an LDAP server.

Instead, for WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Application Server Liberty use the application server or a gateway to map an Identity Provider such as LDAP to LTPA, and generate an OAuth token for the user by using an LTPA security check.

Not in v8.0. Replaced by an LTPA security check for WebSphere Application Server or WebSphere Application Server Liberty.
Authentication configuration of the HTTP adapter. The predefined HTTP adapter does not support the connection as a user to a remote server.

Not in v8.0.

Edit the source code of the HTTP adapter and add the authentication code. Use MFP.Server.invokeHttp to add identification tokens to the HTTP request's header.

Security Analytics, the ability to monitor MobileFirst security framework's events with MobileFirst Analytics Console is not in v8.0. Not in v.8.0.
The event source-based model for push notifications is discontinued and replaced by the tag-based push service model. Discontinued and replaced by the tag-based push service model.
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) support is not in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
Cloudant is used as a database for MobileFirst Server in not supported in v8.0. Not in v8.0.
Geolocation: The geolocation support is discontinued in Mobile Foundation v8.0. The REST API for beacons and for mediators is discontinued. The client-side and server-side API WL.Geo and WL.Device are discontinued. Discontinued. Use the native device API or third-party Cordova plug-ins for geolocation.
The MobileFirst Data Proxy feature is discontinued. The Cloudant IMFData and CloudantToolkit APIs are also discontinued. Discontinued. For more information about replacing the IMFData and CloudantToolkit APIs in your apps, see Migrating apps storing mobile data in Cloudant with IMFData or Cloudant SDK.
The IBM Tealeaf SDK is no longer bundled with Mobile Foundation. Discontinued. Use IBM Tealeaf SDK. For more information, see Tealeaf installation and implementation in an Android application and Tealeaf iOS Logging Framework Installation and Implementation in the IBM Tealeaf Customer Experience documentation.
IBM MobileFirst Platform Test Workbench is not bundled with Mobile Foundation Discontinued.
BlackBerry, Adobe AIR, Windows Silverlight are not supported by Mobile Foundation v8.0. No SDK is provided for these platforms. Discontinued.

Server-side API Changes

To migrate the server side of your MobileFirst application, take into account the changes to the APIs.
The following tables list the discontinued server-side API elements in v8.0, deprecated server-side API elements in v8.0, and suggested migration paths. For more information about migrating the server side of your application,

JavaScript API elements discontinued in v8.0

Security

API Element Replacement Path
WL.Server.getActiveUser, WL.Server.getCurrentUserIdentity, WL.Server.getCurrentDeviceIdentity, WL.Server.setActiveUser, WL.Server.getClientId, WL.Server.getClientDeviceContext, WL.Server.setApplicationContext Use MFP.Server.getAuthenticatedUser instead.

Event Source

API Element Replacement Path
WL.Server.createEventSource Use MFP.Server.getAuthenticatedUser instead.
WL.Server.setEventHandlers To migrate from Event source-based notifications to tag-based notifications, see Migrating to push notifications from event source-based notifications.
WL.Server.createEventHandler  
WL.Server.createSMSEventHandler To send SMS messages, use the push service REST API. For more information, see Sending Notifications.
WL.Server.createUSSDEventHandler Integrate USSD by using third-party services.

Push

API Element Replacement Path
WL.Server.getUserNotificationSubscription, WL.Server.notifyAllDevices, WL.Server.sendMessage, WL.Server.notifyDevice, WL.Server.notifyDeviceSubscription, WL.Server.notifyAll, WL.Server.createDefaultNotification, WL.Server.submitNotification To migrate from Event source-based notifications to tag-based notifications, see Migrating to push notifications from event source-based notifications.
WL.Server.subscribeSMS Use the REST API Push Device Registration (POST) to register the device. To send and receive SMS notifications, provide the phoneNumber in the payload while invoking the API.
WL.Server.unsubscribeSMS Use the REST API Push Device Registration (DELETE) to unregister the device.
WL.Server.getSMSSubscription Use the REST API Push Device Registration GET) to get the device registrations.

Location Services

API Element Replacement Path
WL.Geo.* Integrate Location services by using third-party services.

WS-Security

API Element Replacement Path
WL.Server.signSoapMessage Use the WS-Security capabilities of WebSphere Application Server.

Java API elements discontinued in v8.0

Security

API Element Replacement Path
SecurityAPI.getSecurityContext Use AdapterSecurityContext instead.

Push

API Element Replacement Path
PushAPI.sendMessage(INotification notification, String applicationId) To migrate from Event source-based notifications to tag-based notifications, see Migrating to push notifications from event source-based notifications.
INotification PushAPI.buildNotification(); To migrate from Event source-based notifications to tag-based notifications, see Migrating to push notifications from event source-based notifications.
UserSubscription PushAPI.getUserSubscription(String eventSource, String userId) To migrate from Event source-based notifications to tag-based notifications, see Migrating to push notifications from event source-based notifications.

Adapters

API Element Replacement Path
AdaptersAPI interface in the com.worklight.adapters.rest.api package Use the AdaptersAPI interface in the com.ibm.mfp.adapter.api package instead.
AnalyticsAPI interface in the com.worklight.adapters.rest.api package Use the AnalyticsAPI interface in the com.ibm.mfp.adapter.api package instead.
ConfigurationAPI interface in the com.worklight.adapters.rest.api package Use the ConfigurationAPI interface in the com.ibm.mfp.adapter.api package instead.
OAuthSecurity annotation in the com.worklight.core.auth package Use the OAuthSecurity annotation in the com.ibm.mfp.adapter.api package instead.
MFPJAXRSApplication class in the com.worklight.wink.extensions package Use the MFPJAXRSApplication class in the com.ibm.mfp.adapter.api package instead.
WLServerAPI interface in the com.worklight.adapters.rest.api package Use the JAX-RS Context annotation to access the MobileFirst API interfaces directly.
WLServerAPIProvider class in the com.worklight.adapters.rest.api package Use the JAX-RS Context annotation to access the MobileFirst API interfaces directly.

Client-side API Changes

The following changes in the APIs are relevant to migrating your MobileFirst client application.
The following tables list the discontinued client-side API elements in V8.0.0, deprecated client-side API elements in V8.0.0, and suggested migration paths.

JavaScript APIs

These JavaScript APIs that affect the user interface are no longer supported in v8.0. They can be replaced with available third-party Cordova plug-ins, or by creating custom Cordova plug-ins.

API Element Migration Path
WL.BusyIndicator, WL.OptionsMenu, WL.TabBar, WL.TabBarItem Use Cordova plug-ins or HTML 5 elements.
WL.App.close Handle this event outside of MobileFirst.
WL.App.copyToClipboard() Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality.
WL.App.openUrl(url, target, options) Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the Cordova InAppBrowser plug-in provides this feature.
WL.App.overrideBackButton(callback), WL.App.resetBackButton() Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the Cordova backbutton plug-in provides this feature.
WL.App.getDeviceLanguage() Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the Cordova cordova-plugin-globalization plug-in provides this feature.
WL.App.getDeviceLocale() Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the Cordova cordova-plugin-globalization plug-in provides this feature.
WL.App.BackgroundHandler To run a custom handler function, use the standard Cordova pause event listener. Use a Cordova plug-in that provides privacy and prevents iOS and Android systems and users from taking snapshots or screen captures. For more information, see the description of the PrivacyScreenPlugin.
WL.Client.close, WL.Client.restore, WL.Client.minimize The functions were provided to support the Adobe AIR platform, which is not supported by Mobile Foundation V8.0.0.
WL.Toast.show(string) Use Cordova plug-ins for Toast.

This set of APIs is no longer supported in v8.0.

API Element Migration Path
WL.Client.checkForDirectUpdate(options) No replacement. Note: You can call WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken to trigger a direct update if one is available. The access to a security token triggers a direct update if one is available on the server. But you cannot trigger Direct Update on demand.
WL.Client.setSharedToken({key: myName, value: myValue}), WL.Client.getSharedToken({key: myName}), WL.Client.clearSharedToken({key: myName}) No replacement.
WL.Client.isConnected(), connectOnStartup init option Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken to check connectivity to the server and apply application management rules.
WL.Client.setUserPref(key,value, options), WL.Client.setUserPrefs(userPrefsHash, options), WL.Client.deleteUserPrefs(key, options) No replacement. You can use an adapter and the MFP.Server.getAuthenticatedUser API to manage user preferences.
WL.Client.getUserInfo(realm, key), WL.Client.updateUserInfo(options) No replacement.
WL.Client.logActivity(activityType) Use WL.Logger.
WL.Client.login(realm, options) Use WLAuthorizationManager.login. To get started with authentication and security, see the Authentication and Security tutorials.
WL.Client.logout(realm, options) Use WLAuthorizationManager.logout.
WL.Client.obtainAccessToken(scope, onSuccess, onFailure) Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken.
WL.Client.transmitEvent(event, immediate), WL.Client.purgeEventTransmissionBuffer(), WL.Client.setEventTransmissionPolicy(policy) Create a custom adapter for receiving notifications of these events.
WL.Device.getContext(), WL.Device.startAcquisition(policy, triggers, onFailure), WL.Device.stopAcquisition(), WL.Device.Wifi, WL.Device.Geo.Profiles, WL.Geo Use native API or third-party Cordova plug-ins for GeoLocation.
WL.Client.makeRequest (url, options) Create a custom adapter that provides the same functionality
WLDevice.getID(options) Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, device.uuid from the cordova-plugin-device plug-in provides this feature.
WL.Device.getFriendlyName() Use WL.Client.getDeviceDisplayName
WL.Device.setFriendlyName() Use WL.Client.setDeviceDisplayName
WL.Device.getNetworkInfo(callback) Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the cordova-plugin-network-information plug-in provides this feature.
WLUtils.wlCheckReachability() Create a custom adapter to check server availability.
WL.EncryptedCache Use JSONStore to store encrypted data locally. JSONStore is in the cordova-plugin-mfp-jsonstore plug-in. For more information, see JSONStore.
WL.SecurityUtils.remoteRandomString(bytes) Create a custom adapter that provides the same functionality.
WL.Client.getAppProperty(property) You can retrieve the app version property by using the cordova-plugin-appversion plug-in. The version that is returned is the native app version (Android and iOS only).
WL.Client.Push.* Use JavaScript client-side push API from the cordova-plugin-mfp-push plug-in.
WL.Client.Push.subscribeSMS(alias, adapterName, eventSource, phoneNumber, options) Use MFPPush.registerDevice(org.json.JSONObject options, MFPPushResponseListener listener) to register the device for push and SMS.
WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAuthorizationHeader(scope) Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken to obtain a token for the required scope.
WLClient.getLastAccessToken(scope) Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken
WLClient.getLoginName(), WL.Client.getUserName(realm) No replacement
WL.Client.getRequiredAccessTokenScope(status, header) Use WLAuthorizationManager.isAuthorizationRequired and WLAuthorizationManager.getResourceScope.
WL.Client.isUserAuthenticated(realm) No replacement
WLUserAuth.deleteCertificate(provisioningEntity) No replacement
WL.Trusteer.getRiskAssessment(onSuccess, onFailure) No replacement
WL.Client.createChallengeHandler(realmName) To create a challenge handler for handling custom gateway challenges, use WL.Client.createGatewayChallengeHandler(gatewayName). To create a challenge handler for handling MobileFirst security-check challenges, use WL.Client.createSecurityCheckChallengeHandler(securityCheckName).
WL.Client.createWLChallengeHandler(realmName) Use WL.Client.createSecurityCheckChallengeHandler(securityCheckName).
challengeHandler.isCustomResponse() where challengeHandler is a challenge-handler object that is returned by WL.Client.createChallengeHandler() Use gatewayChallengeHandler.canHandleResponse() where gatewayChallengeHandler is a challenge-handler object that is returned by WL.Client.createGatewayChallengeHandler().
wlChallengeHandler.processSucccess() where wlChallengeHandler is a challenge-handler object that is returned by WL.Client.createWLChallengeHandler() Use securityCheckChallengeHandler.handleSuccess() where securityCheckChallengeHandler is a challenge-handler object that is returned by WL.Client.createSecurityCheckChallengeHandler().
WL.Client.AbstractChallengeHandler.submitAdapterAuthentication() Implement similar logic in your challenge handler. For custom gateway challenge handlers, use a challenge-handler object that is returned by WL.Client.createGatewayChallengeHandler(). For MobileFirst security-check challenge handlers, use a challenge-handler object that is returned by WL.Client.createSecurityCheckChallengeHandler().
WL.Client.createProvisioningChallengeHandler() No replacement. Device provisioning is now handled automatically by the security framework.

Deprecated JavaScript APIs

API Element Migration Path
WLClient.invokeProcedure(WLProcedureInvocationData invocationData,WLResponseListener responseListener), WL.Client.invokeProcedure(invocationData, options), WLClient.invokeProcedure(WLProcedureInvocationData invocationData, WLResponseListener responseListener, WLRequestOptions requestOptions), WLProcedureInvocationResult Use the WLResourceRequest instead. Note: The implementation of invokeProcedure uses WLResourceRequest.
WLClient.getEnvironment Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the device.platform plug-in provides this feature.
WLClient.getLanguage Use Cordova plug-ins providing this functionality. Note: For your information, the cordova-plugin-globalization plug-in provides this feature.
WL.Client.connect(options) Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken to check connectivity to the server and apply application management rules.

Android APIs

Discontinued Android API elements

API Element Migration Path
WLConfig WLClient.getConfig() No replacement.
WLDevice WLClient.getWLDevice(), WLClient.transmitEvent(org.json.JSONObject event), WLClient.setEventTransmissionPolicy(WLEventTransmissionPolicy policy), WLClient.purgeEventTransmissionBuffer() Use Android API or third-party packages for GeoLocation.
WL.Client.getUserInfo(realm, key), WL.Client.updateUserInfo(options) No replacement.
WL.Client.getUserInfo(realm, key, WL.Client.updateUserInfo(options) No replacement.
WLClient.checkForNotifications() Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken("", listener) to check connectivity to the server and apply application management rules.
WLClient.login(java.lang.String realmName, WLRequestListener listener, WLRequestOptions options), WLClient.login(java.lang.String realmName, WLRequestListener listener) Use AuthorizationManager.login()
WLClient.logout(java.lang.String realmName, WLRequestListener listener, WLRequestOptions options), WLClient.logout(java.lang.String realmName, WLRequestListener listener) Use AuthorizationManager.logout()
WLClient.obtainAccessToken(java.lang.String scope,WLResponseListener responseListener) Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken(String, WLAccessTokenListener) to check connectivity to the server and apply application management rules
WLClient.getLastAccessToken(), WLClient.getLastAccessToken(java.lang.String scope) Use AuthorizationManager
WLClient.getRequiredAccessTokenScope(int status, java.lang.String header) Use AuthorizationManager
WLClient.logActivity(java.lang.String activityType) Use com.worklight.common.Logger. For more information, see Logger SDK.
WLAuthorizationPersistencePolicy No replacement. To implement authorization persistence, store the authorization token in the application code and create custom HTTP requests.
WLSimpleSharedData.setSharedToken(myName, myValue), WLSimpleSharedData.getSharedToken(myName), WLSimpleSharedData.clearSharedToken(myName) Use the Android APIs to share tokens across applications.
WLUserCertificateManager.deleteCertificate(android.content.Context context) No replacement
BaseChallengeHandler.submitFailure(WLResponse wlResponse) Use BaseChallengeHandler.cancel()
ChallengeHandler For custom gateway challenges, use GatewayChallengeHandler. For MobileFirst security-check challenges, use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
WLChallengeHandler Use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
ChallengeHandler.isCustomResponse() se GatewayChallengeHandler.canHandleResponse().
ChallengeHandler.submitAdapterAuthentication Implement similar logic in your challenge handler. For custom gateway challenge handlers, use GatewayChallengeHandler.

Deprecated Android APIs

API Element Migration Path
WLClient.invokeProcedure(WLProcedureInvocationData invocationData, WLResponseListener responseListener) Deprecated. Use WLResourceRequest. Note: The implementation of invokeProcedure uses WLResourceRequest.
WLClient.connect(WLResponseListener responseListener), WLClient.connect(WLResponseListener responseListener,WLRequestOptions options) Use WLAuthorizationManager.obtainAccessToken("", listener) to check connectivity to the server and apply application management rules.

Android APIs depending on the legacy org.apach.http APIs are no longer supported

API Element Migration Path
org.apache.http.Header[] is now deprecated. Therefore, the following methods are removed:  
org.apache.http.Header[] WLResourceRequest.getAllHeaders() Use instead the new Map<String, List<String>> WLResourceRequest.getAllHeaders() API.
WLResourceRequest.addHeader(org.apache.http.Header header) Use instead the new WLResourceRequest.addHeader(String name, String value) API.
org.apache.http.Header[] WLResourceRequest.getHeaders(java.lang.String headerName) Use instead the new List<String> WLResourceRequest.getHeaders(String headerName) API.
org.apache.http.Header WLResourceRequest.getFirstHeader(java.lang.String headerName) Use instead the new WLResourceRequest.getHeaders(String headerName) API.
WLResourceRequest.setHeaders(org.apache.http.Header[] headers) Instead, use the new WLResourceRequest.setHeaders(Map<String, List<String>> headerMap) API.
WLResourceRequest.setHeader(org.apache.http.Header header) Instead, use the new WLResourceRequest.setHeaders(Map<String, List<String>> headerMap) API.
org.apache.http.client.CookieStore WLClient.getCookieStore() Replaced with java.net.CookieStore getCookieStore WLClient.getCookieStore()
WLClient.setAllowHTTPClientCircularRedirect(boolean isSet) No replacement. MFP Client allows circular redirects.
WLHttpResponseListener, WLResourceRequest.send(java.util.HashMap formParameters,WLHttpResponseListener listener), WLResourceRequest.send(org.json.JSONObject json, WLHttpResponseListener listener), WLResourceRequest.send(byte[] data, WLHttpResponseListener listener), WLResourceRequest.send(java.lang.String requestBody,WLHttpResponseListener listener), WLResourceRequest.send(WLHttpResponseListener listener), WLClient.sendRequest(org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpUriRequest request,WLHttpResponseListener listener), WLClient.sendRequest(org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpUriRequest request, WLResponseListener listener) Removed due to deprecated Apache HTTP Client dependencies. Create your own request to have full control over the request and response.

The com.worklight.androidgap.api package provides the Android platform functionality for Cordova apps. In Mobile Foundation, a number of changes were made to accommodate the Cordova integration.

API Element Migration Path
The Android activity was replaced with the Android context.  
static WL.createInstance(android.app.Activity activity) static WL.createInstance(android.content.Context context) creates a shared instance.
static WL.getInstance() static WL.getInstance() Gets an instance of the WL class. This method cannot be called before WL.createInstance(Context).

Objective-C APIs

Discontinued iOS Objective C APIs

API Element Migration Path
[WLClient getWLDevice][WLClient transmitEvent:], [WLClient setEventTransmissionPolicy], [WLClient purgeEventTransmissionBuffer] Geolocation removed. Use native iOS or third-party packages for GeoLocation.
WL.Client.getUserInfo(realm, key), WL.Client.updateUserInfo(options) No replacement.
WL.Client.deleteUserPref(key, options) No replacement. You can use an adapter and the MFP.Server.getAuthenticatedUser API to manage user preferences.
[WLClient getRequiredAccessTokenScopeFromStatus] Use WLAuthorizationManager obtainAccessTokenForScope.
[WLClient login:withDelegate:] Use WLAuthorizationManager login.
[WLClient logout:withDelegate:] Use WLAuthorizationManager logout.
[WLClient lastAccessToken], [WLClient lastAccessTokenForScope:] Use WLAuthorizationManager obtainAccessTokenForScope.
[WLClient obtainAccessTokenForScope:withDelegate:], [WLClient getRequiredAccessTokenScopeFromStatus:authenticationHeader:] Use WLAuthorizationManager obtainAccessTokenForScope.
[WLClient isSubscribedToAdapter:(NSString *) adaptereventSource:(NSString *) eventSource Use Objective-C client-side push API for iOS apps from the IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationPush framework
[WLClient - (int) getEventSourceIDFromUserInfo: (NSDictionary *) userInfo] Use Objective-C client-side push API for iOS apps from the IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationPush framework.
[WLClient invokeProcedure: (WLProcedureInvocationData *) ] Deprecated. Use WLResourceRequest instead.
WLClient sendUrlRequest:delegate:] Use [WLResourceRequest sendWithDelegate:delegate] instead.
[WLClient (void) logActivity:(NSString *) activityType] Removed. Use an Objective C logger.
[WLSimpleDataSharing setSharedToken: myName value: myValue], [WLSimpleDataSharing getSharedToken: myName]], [WLSimpleDataSharing clearSharedToken: myName] Use the OS APIs to share tokens across applications.
BaseChallengeHandler.submitFailure(WLResponse *)challenge Use BaseChallengeHandler.cancel().
BaseProvisioningChallengeHandler No replacement. Device provisioning is now handled automatically by the security framework.
ChallengeHandler For custom gateway challenges, use GatewayChallengeHandler. For MobileFirst security-check challenges, use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
WLChallengeHandler Use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
ChallengeHandler.isCustomResponse() Use GatewayChallengeHandler.canHandleResponse().
ChallengeHandler.submitAdapterAuthentication Implement similar logic in your challenge handler. For custom gateway challenge handlers, use GatewayChallengeHandler. For MobileFirst security-check challenge handlers, use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.

Windows C# APIs

Deprecated Windows C# API elements - Classes

API Element Migration Path
ChallengeHandler For custom gateway challenges, use GatewayChallengeHandler. For MobileFirst security-check challenges, use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
ChallengeHandler. isCustomResponse() Use GatewayChallengeHandler.canHandleResponse().
ChallengeHandler.submitAdapterAuthentication Implement similar logic in your challenge handler. For custom gateway challenge handlers, use GatewayChallengeHandler. For MobileFirst security-check challenge handlers, use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
ChallengeHandler.submitFailure(WLResponse wlResponse) For custom gateway challenge handlers, use GatewayChallengeHandler.Shouldcancel(). For MobileFirst security-check challenge handlers, use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.ShouldCancel().
WLAuthorizationManager Use WorklightClient.WorklightAuthorizationManager instead.
WLChallengeHandler Use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.
WLChallengeHandler.submitFailure(WLResponse wlResponse) Use SecurityCheckChallengeHandler.ShouldCancel().
WLClient Use WorklightClient instead.
WLErrorCode Not supported.
WLFailResponse Use WorklightResponse instead.
WLResponse Use WorklightResponse instead.
WLProcedureInvocationData Use WorklightProcedureInvocationData instead.
WLProcedureInvocationFailResponse Not supported.
WLProcedureInvocationResult Not supported.
WLRequestOptions Not supported.
WLResourceRequest Not supported.

Deprecated Windows C# API elements - Interfaces

API Element Migration Path
WLHttpResponseListener Not supported.
WLResponseListener The response will be available as a WorklightResponse object
WLAuthorizationPersistencePolicy Not supported.
Last modified on January 16, 2017