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Glossary of Terms

Here is a list of terms used by the Device Build documentation

Term Description Link
Builder The EmbedThis Device Builder Site. https://admin.embedthis.com/
Claim Device When an end-user purchases a device and claims it for them to manage. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/devices/claiming/
Device Agent The embedded agent providing device management services. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/products/download/
Device Cloud A management hub from which to centrally operate and manage a set of devices https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/clouds/overview/
Device Provisioning The process of providing devices with X.509 certificates and credentials to securely connect with cloud-based services. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/devices/provisioning/
Register Device The process of connecting the device to the Builder during manufacturing, creating a record that the device was produced. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/devices/registration/
Device Tables Ioto Device Tables is a global, replicated database that transparently synchronizes data between devices and the cloud. https://www.embedthis.com/ioto/doc/database/overview/
AWS IAM Device Role IAM role used by the Device Cloud when creating IAM keys for use inside the device. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/clouds/creating/#device-keys-iam-role
AWS IAM Role An AWS IAM identity that enable specific permissions for the owner. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/clouds/creating/#device-keys-iam-role
IoT Policy An AWS IoT policy used to configure the permissions granted to incoming MQTT messages from the device. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/clouds/creating/#iot-policy
Ioto Service The cloud-side AWS application providing the EmbedThis Ioto cloud-based management service. https://www.embedthis.com/builder/doc/products/ioto/overview/
MQTT A lightweight, publish/subscribe messaging protocol primarily used by IoT. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MQTT
X.509 Certificate A public key certificate used by TLS to verify the identity of a provider and to use as the basis for encrypted communications. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X.509