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Device Connectivity License

Last Updated on : 2022-09-15 05:49:28download

A device connectivity license acts as a credential to authenticate the connection of a TuyaLink-based or TuyaOS-based device to the Tuya IoT Development Platform. You purchase licenses and assign them to a specific product. A license is consumed when a device associated with the product is registered. One license can only be applied to one device.

The license is broken down into two types, namely the device connectivity license and the sub-device connectivity license.

Concepts

Device connectivity license

The device connectivity license is used to register a device for cloud connectivity. You purchase licenses with your account of the Tuya IoT Development Platform and assign the purchased licenses to a specific product as needed. One license is consumed after it is used to register one device.

The device connectivity license applies to TuyaLink-based products (connected through MQTT standard protocol, IoT Core SDK, cloud-to-cloud integration, or edge gateway) and some TuyaOS-based products (connected through custom SDK or cloud-to-cloud integration).

Sub-device connectivity license

The sub-device connectivity license applies to sub-devices connected to the Tuya IoT Development Platform through a TuyaOS gateway.

One license assigned to a gateway will be consumed after a sub-device connected to this gateway is registered. You purchase licenses with your account of the Tuya IoT Development Platform and assign the purchased licenses to a specific product as needed.

Process of license usage

The license usage varies depending on the products. The example uses the TuyaLink-based products to show you how to use the license.

Device Connectivity License

The general process is: You purchase licenses and then assign the license to the target product.

  • Before license assignment, make sure you choose the correct data center for your target product. A license that has been assigned to a data center cannot be transferred to another data center.
  • Two types of licenses cannot be reused or exchanged.

Operations

Step 1: Go to license overview

Log in to the Tuya IoT Development Platform. In the left navigation bar, choose Product > Device Connectivity License.

Device Connectivity License

Field description

  • License Unassigned: refers to the number of licenses that are available to be used.
  • Total: refers to the total number of licenses of all products.
  • Assigned: refers to the number of licenses that have been assigned to products.
  • Used: refers to the number of licenses that have been used to register or activate devices.
  • Unregistered: refers to the number of licenses that are available to be used for device registration.

Step 2: Purchase licenses

Device Connectivity License

  1. Click Purchase License.

  2. Choose TuyaLink-Based Device for Device Integration.

  3. Enter the quantity to order and click Buy Now. After the license is purchased, go back to the page of license management.

    Device Connectivity License

Sub-Device Connectivity License

  1. Click Purchase License.

  2. Choose TuyaOS-Based Gateway Sub-Device for Device Integration.

  3. Enter the quantity to order and click Buy Now. After the license is purchased, go back to the page of license management.

    Device Connectivity License

Step 3: Assign licenses

On the license overview page, the License Unassigned shows the total number of licenses available to be assigned to products. You can assign them to a specific product as needed.

We recommend that up to 10,000 licenses be assigned in one operation.

  1. Click Assign to Product.

  2. Choose a Data Center and the Product, enter the number of licenses to be used, and click OK.

    Device Connectivity License

    For data compliance, a license that has been assigned to a data center cannot be transferred to another data center. The assignment cannot be undone. Proceed with caution.

    Example of license assignment:

    Device Connectivity License
  3. In the Assigned column, you can see the number of assigned licenses.

    Device Connectivity License

Step 4: Assign to another product (only available to China Data Center)

If a product has a license that has not been consumed, you can click Assign to another product to assign the available license to another product.

The license can only be transferred within the same data center.

Device Connectivity License

Next step

After the license is ready, you can proceed with device registration or activation.