Choose or change device ID

#1

We would like to divide development devices from production ones in a clear way, something like:

  • device-prod-XXXXXX
  • device-devel-XXXXXX

Is it possible to choose a device ID when creating devices via the Dashboard? I couldn’t find any info regarding the issue.

I noticed that we can label them but this label is a visual reference only, it cannot be used when calling the APIs (correct me if I’m wrong).

#2

I’m almost certain you cannot define the deviceid via the mDash portal.

You can create new devices via the Management REST API. However, I don’t see a documented way to define the deviceid. I suspect you cannot as mDash keeps a running tally on your last deviceid and increments it when you create a new one.

As an alternative, assign a device label. This can be anything you like and is visible via the portal.

-AD

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