What purpose is 'parent app' when to create custom app?

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What purpose is 'parent app' when to create custom app?

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I don't understand why 'parent app' is.

What is it used for? and When is it used?

if I choose 'facebook-base' in parent app when I create 'ABC' of custom application, the 'ABC' application is inherited the signature from 'facebook-base'?


Honestly, I don't think it as above. I thought this setting is just information showed.


I hope to get advice from you.






Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

hi @KiCheon.Lee


sorry for the late reply!


the parent app is used when a custom application may match a different application

a typical example is if you want to identify your own website, that normally matches web-browsing, as a different application for reporting. if you create the cistom app to match a signature and set web-browsing as parent-app, AppID knows how to properly identify your custom app and there are no accidental collissions

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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