Bosch IoT Device Management - will be discontinued by mid 2024

2021-05-31 - Device Provisioning API update

The Device Provisioning API v1 has been improved to allow referencing a GitHub repository hosting predefined models, from where we can derive a thing structure.
This is achieved by offering a new optional parameter definitionResolver, which replaces the deprecated skipVorto parameter.

The offering at will be discontinued.

Migrate your models to until June 30, 2021.


Let us assume you want to provision a new device based on a model which is already available in the Eclipse Vorto Github repository,

Activate the new parameter definitionResolver to "vorto".

The request body might look like in the following snippet:

"id": "my.demo.namespace:my-device-4711",
"hub": {
"device": {
"enabled": true
"credentials": {
"type": "hashed-password",
"secrets": [
"password": "yourPassword"
"things": {
"thing": {
"definition": "",
"attributes": {
"manufacturer": "Robert Bosch GmbH"

Upon success you will get status code 201, the JSON result aggregated from Bosch IoT Hub and Bosch IoT Things, as well as various response headers.

All the features are created based on the model referenced in the definition.