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Provision ThingsBoard Edge on ThingsBoard CE server

Provision the edge on ThingsBoard server

In order to connect ThingsBoard Edge you must create Edge entity on the ThingsBoard server first.

Create edge entity

  • Login to your ThingsBoard CE instance and open "Edge Instances" page.
  • Click on the "+" icon in the top right corner. Select "Add new edge".
  • Input edge name. For example, "My New Edge". Click "Add" to add the edge.
  • Now your edge should be listed first, since table sort edges using created time by default.

Copy Edge credentials

Once you have created Edge entity Edge key and Edge secret will be autogenerated for this edge. You will use these credentials to connect edge to the cloud.

  • Click "Copy Edge key" and "Copy Edge secret" in edge details to copy your edge credentials to the clipboard and store them to some place, these values will be used in further steps.

Next steps

Once ThingsBoard Edge provisioned on ThingsBoard server please follow Step - 2 from Installation Guide - this guide will help you to install ThingsBoard Edge and connect it to ThingsBoard server.