What is the Plug-ID?

The Plug-ID is a unique identifier required for all devices that connect to the CloudPlugs platform including Production Things and Controllers. Plug-IDs are issued by the platform for each connected device and for Production Templates.

Production Templates also have unique Plug-IDs which always start with the prefix “mod-”.

Plug-ID’s for Production Things and Controllers are generated by the platform when the appropriate credentials are used by the Thing or Controller to enroll into the platform.

When a SmartPlug™ is used to connect to CloudPlugs IoT with valid enrollment credentials, it receives its Plug-ID automatically and saves it into the local encrypted No-SQL database.

When a library is used to connect to CloudPlugs, the Plug-ID must be retrieved programmatically using the library’s methods to perform this operation.

More details on the use of Plug-ID credentials can be found here.

The Plug-ID in combination with the Hardware ID or serial number constitute the full identity of a connected device.

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Last updated on 6th May 2021