As an alternative to one-off creation of devices, you are now able to enroll a type of device that you build, sell or integrate, and manage versions of templates to streamline the creation of uniform, same-type devices in the future, either from Maker or your own application.
Partner can use Maker to create and manage device types
You can enroll a type of device that you build, integrate or sell, and manage versions of templates to provide uniform rollout of same-type devices to your field engineers, customers or end users.
To access device types, go to
Partner+ button in the application header, and select
Register a new device type by clicking
+ NEW DEVICE TYPE button.
Choose a Name for your device type. Once the device type is published, it will be identified in the Maker eco-system as
<Partner Id>/<Device Type Name>, e.g.
You can opt to add a Description for your device type, so everyone within the partner account can understand more about each device type.
To make the experience of creating a new device type easier, we let you import the configuration of one of your existing devices, and use it to create a device type.
When you open Import from a device menu, you can choose any of your device as the model for your device type. Once you do that, you’ll see that all of the device configuration is imported into your new device type.
When you’re done configuring the device type, you can save the draft. It will be visible in the devices types screen, and you’ll be able to edit it. You can also choose to delete a draft device type.
Once you decide to make your draft device type public and let others use it to roll out their devices based on your device type, it’s time to publish it.
Open the draft device type, and choose
PUBLISH button. This will register a first version of your device type, e.g.
In case your device has changed, for example you have enabled a new rule for your users, or have added a new asset, you can make changes and publish a new version, e.g.
You can publish as many versions of a device type as you need.
Once published, a device type cannot be deleted. This prevents your customers from getting into an unfortunate situation where they cannot rollout the device because of a mistakenly deleted device type.
However, you can delete device type versions, and once only the draft remains, you can delete the device type.