We define a Thing as any individual compute device that belongs to an Ecosystem, including servers, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, IoT devices, etc. Whenever you want to connect a new device, you can create a new Thing that will represent the device in your Ecosystem.
Note: To connect your local network instead of an individual device, you should create and provision a Gateway.
Before starting this process, you should make sure that you have an Acreto account with at least one Ecosystem added to your Profile.
To add a new Thing to Acreto:
Log in to your Acreto account
Identify and select which Ecosystem you’d like to connect your Thing.
Click on the Things option in the left sidebar menu.
Once your Thing panel opens, select the Add New Thing option.
An Add Device window will appear, where you can enter information about the Thing that you want to add:
The Descriptors tab contains some optional informational fields that allow you to manage your Things with ease.
Next, let’s configure your Thing to connect to the Acreto platform.
To learn how to configure your Thing(s) on a variety of platforms, please refer to the Acreto Connect documentation.
Please note: it’s recommended to test your connectivity from a different device than the one you use to manage your Ecosystem at https://wedge.acreto.net.
A security policy is a set of rules that manages the network traffic in an Ecosystem. These policies allow you to decide what traffic should be allowed from or into your added Thing(s) and which should be blocked or redirected.
Acreto follows a Zero-Trust approach. This means that all network traffic is blocked by default. To allow traffic to pass through your Ecosystem you must create some security policies, as described in the next article.