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Capability of uniquely identifying a low touch device in ThingWorx.

Capability of uniquely identifying a low touch device in ThingWorx.

This is specific to use case related to Medical Industry ,where there is a need of identifying low touch devices in ThingWorx platform .The use case is 50K devices (a device for every patient) sending data to ThingWorx platform using REST API .Every device has a unique app key which is getting authenticated and it is associated with a user .For security reason customer can not send the device id in payload .User creation has a limitation on License so there can not be a separate user for every app key . Even there is no way of identifying a remote thing while communicating to the ThingWorx platform .As a suggestion ,there can be a provision to create a user as a device type which will not have a restriction on the license .I tried DA (device authority) extension which use KeyScaler with ThingWorx and using DSM tokens the thing name can be extracted in token itself .But still the authentication under the extension code is first of all checking if the thing exist in the platform and then if the user with the same name as thing ,exist in the ThingWorx platform .So basically it is dependent on the user name which will not be helpful . 

 

Thanks ,

Mukul Narang

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olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: No Plans to Implement