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Equipment as a service with SAP IoT – Part 3

Recap –

In Water Purifier as a service with SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things (IoT) –

  • Part 1  – We understood the smart purifier use case and how it will be using SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things (IoT) service to build the demo.
  • Part 2  – We discovered SAP Leonardo IoT and its application. We created a thing which is nothing but the digital twin of the water purifier.

The next sections will cover how to create an actual device and associated sensor using SAP IoT services cockpit which will eventually bind it with the digital twin.

Prerequisites –

  1. Your sub-account should have entitlement for the Internet of things if not please configure your entitlements accordingly.

Step to follow for creating up IoT service instance –

Create an instance of the Internet of things service by selecting your target CF space.


Login to SAP Cloud Platform and navigate to your subaccount


Once the instance is created you need to get the cockpit URL and root credentials to get started. As shown in the images below first select the service Internet of Things and use the option to create an instance.

As you have successfully created the instance it’s time to create the service key which will provide you the following items required to access the service cockpit –

  1. Cockpit URL
  2. Instance ID
  3. Username / Password


Copy the details somewhere insecure place for future reference


Open the Cockpit URL and enter the root user and credentials. You can create multiple tenants and add different users and assign them to the tenant. For this series, I have created a tenant that I will be using further. It’s recommended not to use the root user and distribute the credentials rather creating a tenant and adding a respective user make life easier and keeps the information secure.


IoT Service Cockpit home page

Let’s log in to the IoT Service Cockpit using the user which you have created and you should be able to see only those tenants which are assigned to that particular user. Select the tenant which you intend to do so and you will be able to see no of devices, Sensor, sensor type, capabilities, etc created in this tenant.


Till now, we have created an instance, and using the IoT Service cockpit we are able to create a tenant and assign respective users. To understand what does each of these terms mean please refer the following link to get an overview about the same –


Let’s find how to create devices and onboard them on the platform in the next blog.

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