Security of custom data set in link

Answered Asked on March 21, 2017 in Technical.

Is custom data set in link at the time of link creation publicly available to all users?

If not, Is it linked to the branch api-key and is only visible to applications with that key?

Plystash — Developer
1 Answer(s)
Best answer Answered on March 21, 2017.

The Branch API key is a public key that is open. In all cases, we highly discourage users from embedding any sensitive data in the Branch links as it is not secure. Branch links are designed to work as links on the web i.e open. However, you can encrypt the data at your end,  embed the hash in the Branch links, and then decrypt the hash when Branch delivers the data inside the app. Let me know if you have more questions. Thanks!