Use Activations to create and manage activation codes and provide easier and uniform device rollouts to your field engineers, customers or end users.
With activation codes your field engineers can do a hassle-free device rollout without having in-depth knowledge of device types and network specification.
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From Activations menu, choose
+ NEW ACTIVATION.
Hardware ID uniquely identifies the device chipset within your internal reference system, e.g. MAC address, Device EUI or IMSI number. One Hardware ID maps to exactly one activation code.
Hardware ID can be used to troubleshoot activations, e.g, when an end-user asks for support during rollout, the partner might ask for Hardware ID to lookup for the device.
You can configure the activation to allow different rollout options in regards to desired device type and/or a connectivity.
For example, if you have a multi-network hardware device and you want to allow users to choose their preferred network, you can define multiple options. Each option will describe network-specific keys needed for proper provisioning.
Choose a published device type version. If none, you can create and publish a new device type.
You can define multiple device types in different activation options.
These LPWAN networks that are supported so far:
If your device has IP connectivity (WiFi/LAN/LTE-M), you can select
IP connected device option.
Read more in Let your users activate an IP device.
For the device to be connected properly, you need to provide connectivity details.
This is a list of required fields for each connectivity we support:
Secretwhich will be used to retrieve device credentials once the device is rolled out
All other connectivity details are optional for the connection between an NSP and AllThingsTalk Maker, but might be required for the connection between the edge device and the NSP.
The benefit of including it in the activation is to make it accessible to the end-user.
Once you’ve configured the activation, click
CREATE button to create your first activation.
Activations page show all of your activations.
Here’s what you can do:
Once your end-user receives the device and the activation code, she can create Maker account, or sign in.
After she chooses a ground where she wants to rollout the device, she can choose
+ NEW DEVICE from Devices page.
When she provides the activation code, interface will show the available options. After she chooses an option to rollout the device, and confirms, the device will be created based on the specified device type and connectivity (if set).
In case you need more flexibility in managing your activations, you can check out Activations API.