Get Started


This guide assumes that you already know what HERE OTA Connect is and why you should use it. Before you get started, check that this is the right guide for you.

Who this guide is for

This guide is for people who want to get a basic overview of the entire workflow for deploying software updates in OTA Connect.

It shows the steps that:

  • A developer would perform to set up devices.

  • A campaign manager would need to manage software updates.

It doesn’t go into too much detail about the concepts behind OTA Connect or the reasoning behind certain steps. If you’re looking for a more in-depth explanation of how OTA Connect works, try one of the following guides:


To start using OTA Connect, you need to have:

  • An OTA Connect Portal account

    If you do not have an account yet, you need to ask a registered OTA sponsor user to request an account for you. For more information, see the Get Access instruction in the OTA User Guide.

  • Access to a Linux-based operating system

    You can simulate a device on Linux or MacOS, but to build a real device image, you’ll need Linux. If you’re a Windows or MacOS user, you can install Linux on a virtual machine by using a free tool such as VirtualBox.

  • Experience with the Linux-command line

    This is not essential. You can just copy the commands mentioned in this guide. It will help if you understand what the commands are doing, and know how to do basic things, like create and edit files, navigate through directories, and so on.

If those prerequisites look OK to you, feel free to get started.