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Access control list (ACL) Page Entries in the ACL configure the permissions for subjects. A subject is identified by an arbitrary ID. Note:...
APIs Page Ditto provides two ways to interact with: A REST-like HTTP API with a sophisticated resource layout that allows to create, read, update and delete Things and the Thing’s data. A JSON-based WebSocket API implementing the Ditto Protocol. HTTP API or WebSocket? The two ways...
Authentication and authorization Page You can integrate your solutions with Ditto via the HTTP API or via WebSocket. On all APIs Ditto protects functionality and data by using Authentication to make sure the requester is the one she claims to be, Authorization to make sure the requester is allowed to...
Change notifications Page Signals already described what an Event in Ditto is. Events are emitted after an entity (either a digital twin or an actual device) was changed. At the Ditto API there are different ways for getting notified of such events: Via the WebSocket API a WebSocket client...
Feature Page Feature A Feature is used to manage all data and functionality of a Thing that can be clustered in an outlined technical context. For different contexts or aspects of a Thing different Features can be used which are all belonging to the same Thing and do not exist without...
Messages Page Messages do not affect the state of a digital twin or an actual device. Therefore Ditto does not handle messages like commands: there are no responses which are produced by Ditto and no events which are emitted for messages. Note: Ditto has no...
Basic concepts overview Page Domain model Eclipse Ditto does not claim to know exactly which structure Things in the IoT have or should have. Its idea is to be as agnostic as possible when it comes to Thing data. Nevertheless two coarse elements are defined in...
Policy Page A Policy enables developers to configure fine-grained access control for Things and other entities in an easy way. Note: The policy concept is only supported for Ditto HTTP API version 2. Find the HTTP API reference at Policies resources. Authorization...
Thing Page The versatile assets in IoT applications can be managed as Things. Thing Things are very generic entities and are mostly used as a “handle” for multiple features belonging to this Thing. Examples: Physical Device: a lawn mower, a sensor, a vehicle, a lamp. Virtual Device: a room in...