Securely Connecting Devices to the Internet
Provisioning devices securely on the production line
Device Management uses Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) -based security, and relies on X.509 certificates and public-key encryption for server and device authentication. Provisioning these credentials to your devices in the factory enables them to trust Device Management and enables Device Management to authenticate your devices when they attempt to connect to your account.
To facilitate the provisioning process, we provide the open-source Device Management Client, which accepts the data that you configure in the factory, stores it securely on your device, and calls Device Management services when your device is ready to connect. We also offer device manufacturers Factory Configurator Utility (FCU), a Python-based tool that integrates into the manufacturing equipment in the factory. You use FCU to configure and provision data onto the device, and generate keys and certificates in the factory line.
Claiming ownership of IoT devices
Pelion Device Management allows you to ship devices that correspond to an enrollment identity list. Once the enrollment identity list has been uploaded, devices that have been deployed in the field can be claimed (for example using barcodes or QR codes) for that account.
Secure in-field WiFi commissioning
Using the Pelion Device Management app, WiFi credentials can be passed to your IoT devices. Permission to access your devices is controlled centrally, with authorized technicians downloading and executing commissioning jobs.