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

Prerequisites

A device is created in the IoT Platform console. For more information, see Create a device.

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.
    Overview
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Devices > Devices. The Devices page appears.
    Device list
    Operation Procedure
    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.

    For more information, see Connect and disconnect devices.

    Search for a device Enter a device name, alias, or tag to search for a device. Fuzzy match is supported.

    You can also click the Advanced Search tab to search for a device. For more information, see Advanced search.

    View detailed information about a device Find the device whose information you want to view and click View in the Actions column. For more information, see View detailed information about a device.
    Delete a device Find the device that you want to delete and click Delete in the Actions column. 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.
    Disable and enable a device Click Enabled to disable a device, or click Disabled to enable a device. For more information, see Disable and Enable devices.
    • If you disable a device, the device is not allowed to connect to IoT Platform.
    • If you enable a device, the device is allowed to connect to IoT Platform.

View detailed information about a device

In the device list, find the device whose information you want to view and click View in the Actions column. The Device Details page appears.

Device Details page
Operation Procedure
View the 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 to 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 IoT Platform logs. If you turn on Device local log reporting, you can also view the local 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 operations

API Description
QueryDeviceBySQL Quickly obtains devices that meet specified conditions.
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.