Visual Studio Cloud Explorer now supports Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service

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In the world of IoT, there’re many device provisioning scenarios. For example, solution providers would expect a zero-touch provisioning to a single IoT solution without hardcoding IoT Hub connection information at the factory. The IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service is a helper service for IoT Hub that enables zero-touch, just-in-time provisioning to the right IoT hub without requiring human intervention, enabling customers to provision millions of devices in a secure and scalable manner.

We’re pleased to announce that Cloud Explorer for Visual Studio 2017 and 2019 now supports the IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service. You can access your IoT Hub Device Provisioning Services without leaving Visual Studio now. Just visit the Cloud Explorer marketplace page (for VS 2017/VS 2019) to download the latest VSIX, or update the extension via Visual Studio extension gallery to get access to the new features.

Accessing Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Services

The way to access Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Services is same with other Azure services in Cloud Explorer. After you logged in to Azure inside Visual Studio, Cloud Explorer will show all your subscriptions. If one of your subscription has IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service instance(s), you will be able to see the IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service node and list all the instances.

Cloud Explorer will show following information about IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service. You could quickly fill related configurations in your DPS enabled Azure IoT application to get it work.

  • Service endpoint
  • Global device endpoint
  • ID Scope
  • Linked IoT hubs
  • Allocation policy

Easy and quick to get access to your resources, right? Just install or upgrade to the latest Cloud Explorer and have a try!

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