IoT Hub and Azure Active Directory (AAD) RRS feed

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  • Does AAD have any role in  the role of AAD in IoT Hub besides providing user authentication and authorization? I was wondering if devices are actually registered in Azure AD like a cellphone is when you use MDM? I know that the device identities are in the "Hub device identity registry" but what exactly is this registry?

    Also, what generates the security tokens? The documentation tells you how to create a token but doesn't say what generates it:

    "You use security tokens to grant time-bounded access to devices and services to specific functionality in IoT Hub. To ensure that only authorized devices and services can connect, security tokens must be signed with either a shared access policy key or a symmetric key stored with a device identity in the identity registry."

    Appreciate any answers. I'd like to understand the innards of the IoT hub if anyone knows.



    Friday, April 28, 2017 9:27 PM

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