We are starting deploy a number of devices and looking at how we can simplify/automate to the configuration process.
There are two things I need to try and solve to make this process easier.
We need to register gateways and devices.
Individual gateways have some specific configuration files we need to distribute to the gateway
I plan to automate the registration of the gateway and associated peripherals via the REST api, however at this point we can only use User based auth for interacting with that API. This is somewhat problematic when we start building an application to do this rather than a user. We have discussed this is in the past, do you have a roadmap for application level AUTH ?
Secondly I wonder if you have any ideas on distribution of association configuration files etc.. to devices.
We could host these files in S3 etc, however this means we either need some other lookup service or could potentially use device tags, to store at least links to the required resources, however this seems a bit under done, as there is no direct means to track and then update these resources if they change.
I would be interested in you thoughts and roadmap on boostrapping the provisioning of devices and distributing associated resources.
I look forward to any comments.