Create/Delete Device

Create Device

There are two ways in which you can create device:

Create device without device type

If you haven’t created any type yet, go to the initial device management screen and click Add

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A new dialog will open asking you to enter the following:

  • Device name - a unique name that distinguishes and describes device
  • Device key - (it is optional- if you don’t create any, the Platform will create one for the device you are adding)
  • Connectivity type - a type of connectivity the Platform uses to communicate with your device (HTTP, MQTT, WolkAbout MQTT Gateway)
  • Provisioning flow - (Standard, Wolksensor, Linked)
  • Protocol - format of the message; the available exchange protocols at the moment are: JSONsingle, JSONmulti, JSON and WolkSensor

If you would like to create a semantic group with your device, select the Create semantic group from this device checkbox below.

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To enable firmware update, select the Enable firmware update checkbox.

  • Click Save and the popup will appear with the key and password for this device

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These credentials are critical for connecting a physical device to the Platform, therefore it is very important that you write down, email or export them.
As we put security first, we don’t store these details and you will not be able to find them again.

Note: Only after you have saved this information, can you click the OK button and finish the process.

The next step is to add a specific description of sensors, actuators or alarms in accordance with the device you are adding. The procedure is the same as described in Create/ update/ delete device type section.

Click Add to begin adding sensors and any other specific description needed.

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Create typed device

After you have created device type, you will be able to proceed with creating a device.

  • Navigate to the initial Device management screen
  • Click Add
  • Select Create Typed Device

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A new dialog will open asking you to enter the following:

  • In the search device type field, choose already predefined device type within the autocomplete drop-down menu
  • Name - a unique name that distinguishes and describes device
  • Device key - (it is optional- if you don’t create any, the Platform will create one for the device you are adding)

If you would like to create a semantic group with your device, select the Create semantic group from this device checkbox below.

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  • Click Save and dialog will appear with the key and password for this device, as shown above

Note: Don’t forget to download device credentials or send it to your e-mail.

You will be presented with a selected device type and all its components (sensors, actuators, alarms…etc)

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Delete Device

  • Select one or more devices from the device list
  • Click Delete to confirm the action

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Note: If you delete a device, you will also delete its default semantics and its data. Additional semantics will not be deleted.