Topic updated on September 17, 2021
An Application is used to identify a device, or devices, that need access the IoT Portal. The Application is assigned an application token that is then referenced by a gateway or by an external application when connecting to the IoT Portal. The Application allows you to define what type of thing is created when a device is added through auto-registration. The auto-registration will automatically define a Thing when it is connecting to the IoT Portal for the first time using the Thing Definition setup under the Application. It also tell the IoT Portal what Tags and Security tags to automatically add to a new thing when it is added through auto-registration.
The applications page in the Management Portal enables you to create token that is used to authenticate application connecting to the portal. An application is any software (stand alone programs or programs running on things) that connects to the IoT Portal. While creating the token you need to provide the credentials that is used by the auto registering things and it includes the Thing definition, Roles, License and Tags.
Examples of applications includes Installing an Asset
Gateway and Installing an Enterprise
Gateway software products, external
applications using the IoT Portal API
Using the Application Token
When an application is defined, it gets assigned an application token. This application token is used by the software application when it connects to the IoT Portal.
For Asset Gateways and Enterprise Gateways, the application token is used in the gateway's TR50 -> TR50 Connection Management -> Application Token parameter. For more information, see Connection Management tab .
For Telit 910 modules, the application token is used in the module's AT#DWCFG AT command. For more information, see Telit xE910 AT Interface.
For external applications, the application token is used in the application's authenication. For more information, see the specific application language or transport section of the IoT Portal API Reference Guide.
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