Evaluate OTA Connect
Here are our recommendations for evaluating OTA connect:
Use shared credential provisioning for your devices
With shared-credential provisioning, you don’t have to worry about installing certificates on your devices. The OTA Connect server automatically does this for you. All you need to do is download a provisioning key, unique to your account, and all your devices can share it.
Build disk images using our demo recipes
We support a couple of demo boards "out of the box". You don’t need to worry about complex build configurations at this stage. Just follow one of our Get Started guides to learn how to build an OTA-enabled disk image.
Use the standalone aktualizr client to test the OTA functionality
You don’t need to do anything extra to use the standalone aktualizr client. It’s actually part of our demo build configurations, so the aktualizr client is included in the disk image that you’ll build.
If you prefer to simulate an OTA-enabled device without building a disk image, you can install the aktualizr client on your development computer. In this case, however, you won’t be able to try out OSTree functionality—the client will simply download and verify binaries, dropping them into a configurable location on your filesystem.