Beside the applications, devices are the topmost hierarchical entity to handle in Congether. For the possiblity to use the Congether-functionalities at device-level, you’ve to purchase a Congether IoT-license.
To start with “Devices”, you can open the Devices-page on the main-bar in the top left corner in your Browser.
In the list of devices, you can see all provisioned devices in your Congether-service. You can filter the device-list either by the unique identifier.
The Device-ID is a unique ID (GUID), which is assigned by Congether, the first time, the device is provisioned. The ID will be used everywhere, to identify the instance of a given device.
The Key is a common identification, which can be assigned by the application while using the Endpoint API or the SDK. This can be in example a serial number, a hardware-thumbrint, the hostname or anything else to build a relationship between a physical endpoint and an device-instance (Device-ID) in Congether.
If a device requests a provisioning with a Device-Key, but without a known Device-ID, Congether tries to map the maybe already existing Device-ID with the given Device-Key. This will give you the possibility to get the same Device-instance, even if a device is newly installed or even have another apps installed, which are using Congether (this depends on the SDKs, which are used).
The provisionings will be held as a list in the devices. With this informations, the history of all provisioning-actions (re-installation of the device for example) can be comprehended.
To view the details of the device, click on a entry. You’ll be redirected to the detail-page of the given device.
On this page, you can see details of the given device including all provisionings and informations about the environment (network, platform and operating system) of the device.