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Welcome to the Pelion Device Management Documentation

Pelion Device Management is a managed service for interacting and managing your connected devices. It includes:

  • A secure connection, over which you can interact and manage your IoT devices.
  • An end-to-end remote firmware update solution, including support for delta updates suitable for low-bandwidth and mesh-based networks.
  • Distinct workflows and configurations to ease your development process, with a seamless transition into deployment.
  • A flexible provisioning mechanism that can work with any factory setup to give your device all the information it needs to connect to Device Management.
  • Web application development using a choice of interfaces: REST APIs, Software Development Kits (SDKs), and an online portal.
  • Clients purpose-built to support Device Management services on your devices, for multiple operating systems.

Quick guides

Documentation for commonly performed tasks

Service references

  • SDKs: An overview of available development kits, with links to the full references.
  • APIs: References for Device Management service endpoints, including examples.
  • Recently updated documentation

  • Guaranteed command delivery.
  • Device suspension.
  • New secure device access (SDA) tutorial and updated documentation.
  • Delta update feature.
  • An important note regarding a potential risk in the event that a power failure occurs when you store an item with `kcm_item_is_factory` set to `true` on a device.
  • A new foundation interface for the SDK, with updated documentation including user journeys.
  • An important note on different host name for Japan and improved introduction to service APIs.
  • Improved instructions on using service APIs.
  • Client RAM and flash consumption - details and an example configuration.
  • New porting guide for Device Management Client, using the NUCLEO-F411RE board as an example target.
  • Updated guide for uploading large firmware images in multiple parts.
  • Revised guide for building an updatable firmware image for a supported Mbed OS device.
  • Release notes

    Release notes are available for Pelion Device Management, Device Management Client and Device Management Client Lite.

    Note: If you are using Device Management Client 3.2.0, we recommend that you upgrade to 3.3.0 (or later) as soon as possible. In 3.2.0, if an SSL session is stored when the device rebootstraps, a bootstrap loop may render the device unusable. Client 3.3.0 release fixes this issue by clearing the SSL session.