Devices are a core data type in the portal and represent basic users on the IoT platform. Here are some key definitions regarding devices on the portal.

  • Device: This is a device (API Basic User) on the IoT Platform.  A device can be linked to one or more account.  Linking can be done programmatically or manually by the Super Admin.  A configuration is required in the Advanced Config to enable a device to link to more than one account.
  • Device Type: A device can be linked to a device type.  By default this feature is disabled.  A device type is useful to create additional data fields describing that device to be presented in the portal.  Linking a device to a device type can be done manually or programmatically.