Device Data Model

Device entities within Bosch IoT Hub are representations of physical or logical IoT devices. They are managed and persisted within Bosch IoT Hub Device Registry component.

Device representations within Bosch IoT Hub are structured as shown below. All devices within Bosch IoT Hub belong to exactly one tenant. One device has assigned zero or more credentials. Credentials consist of multiple secrets.

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The authentication is loosely coupled to the Device Identity, allowing the user to choose different authentication mechanisms for different protocols. To allow rotation of authentication credentials, a credential entity may contain multiple secrets with the time span of their validity, see Device Authentication for a more detailed description.