After you create a device in IoT Platform, you can manage or view the device in the IoT Platform console.

Manage the devices of an Alibaba Cloud account

  1. Log on to the IoT Platform console.
  2. On the Overview page, find the instance and click the instance name to go to the Instance Details page.
    Notice Enterprise Edition instances are available only in the China (shanghai) and Japan (Tokyo) region. If your IoT Platform is not activated in the China (shanghai) or Japan (Tokyo) region, skip this step.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Devices > Devices. The Devices page appears.
    Device list
    Task Operation
    View the devices of a product Select a product in the upper-left corner of the page.

    You can view the status of each device:

    • Inactive: The device is not connected to IoT Platform.

      You can develop the device, connect the device to IoT Platform, and then activate the device. For more information, see Download device SDKs.

    • Online: The device is activated and connected to IoT Platform.
    • Offline: The device is activated and disconnected from IoT Platform.
    Search for a device Enter a device name, alias, or tag to search for a device. Fuzzy search is supported.

    You can use the advanced search feature. For more information, see Advanced search.

    View detailed information about a device Find a device and click View. For more information, see View detailed information about a device.
    Delete a device Find a device and click Delete. For more information, see Delete a device.
    Notice After a device is deleted, the device certificate becomes invalid and the data about this device is deleted from IoT Platform.

View detailed information about a device

In the device list, find a device and click View. The Device Details page appears.

Device Details page
Task Operation
View device information View the basic information about the device, including the device certificate information, firmware information, MQTT connection parameters, extended information, and tags.

You can use a self-developed MQTT tool to connect the device with IoT Platform and authenticate the device by using the unique-certificate-per-device method. In this case, you can view the following MQTT connection parameters on the Device Information tab: username, passwd, clientId, mqttHostUrl, and port. For more information, see How do I obtain MQTT parameters for authentication?.

For more information about MQTT connection parameters, see Establish MQTT connections over TCP.

View device data On the TSL Data tab, you can perform the following operations:
  • Click the Status tab to view the current values, data records, and desired values of properties that are submitted by the device.
  • Click the Events tab to view the event records that are submitted by the device.
  • Click the Invoke Service tab to view the service call records of the device.
View device logs On the Device Log tab, view the operational logs of IoT Platform. If you turn on Device local log reporting, you can also view the on-premises logs of the device. For more information, see IoT Platform logs and Local device logs.
View device groups On the Groups tab, view the group information of the device. You can click Add this device to the group to add the device to an existing group. For more information, see Device groups.

Related API operations

Operation Description
QueryDeviceBySQL Queries devices by executing an SQL-like statement. The operation returns the devices that meet the conditions that you specify in the SQL-like statement.
QueryDeviceDetail Queries the details of a device.
BatchQueryDeviceDetail Queries the details of multiple devices.
QueryDevice Queries the devices of a product.
DeleteDevice Deletes a device.

For more information about API operations related to device management, see Devices.