OTA Connect User Guide

What you need to know about device provisioning

Before you can start working with devices, they need to provisioned with credentials so they can register with OTA Connect server. Device provisioning is normally done by developers who install the OTA Connect client software on your devices along with the device credentials.

If you’ve just logged in and don’t see any devices, ask your developers to provision some for you. Alternatively, if you feel comfortable with the Linux command line, you can provision devices yourself. The easiest way to provision a device is to simulate a device on your computer and have the OTA Connect server generate device credentials for you.

The get started documentation describes how to do this in detail. If you want to try out this procedure, you’ll need a provisioning key first. You can generate and download this key from within the OTA Connect Portal.

If you want understand how provisioning works in detail, have a look at the Device Provisioning Methods section of the OTA Connect Client guide.