Originally published at: https://blog.particle.io/2018/09/19/announcing-new-device-cloud-features-two-step-authentication-revamped-real-time-event-logs/
At Particle, we believe in empowering you to have all the tools you need to manage your fleet of IoT devices. That’s why we’re proud to announce the launch of two new features in Particle Device Cloud: Two-Step Authentication and a revamped Real-Time Event Logs.
Particle now supports Two-Step Authentication, an industry standard security feature to help keep your account, and subsequently your fleet of devices, protected. The revamped Real-Time Event Logs are designed to improve the experience of examining live data from devices in the field — helping you find the information you need easily.
The best part? Both of these features are available today, included as a part of Device Cloud’s standard suite of features. You can read in-depth about these new and useful features below:
When deploying a fleet of connected devices, it is important for your remote devices, IoT applications, and fleet configuration settings to be secure and accessible only by you and approved parties. Two-Step Authentication protects your account by adding a second step to verify your identity when logging in. Even if a bad actor somehow gets ahold of your password, they still will not be able to access your account.
How it worksWhen you enable Two-Step Authentication, you’ll provide two pieces of information — something only you know (a password), with something only you have (a mobile phone).
Logging in with something only you know, along with something only you have reduces the probability of a third party impersonating your identity and accessing your Particle account, remote devices, and other sensitive information. Once you’re signed in, you won’t be asked to enter a verification code again until you sign out completely or close out your browser.
Revamped Real-Time Event Logs
As of today, Particle’s Real-Time Event Logs supports a new user-interface and tools to improve the experience of finding data that is relevant to you:
- Event filtering - The Event Logs now features robust searching and filtering capabilities to narrow down events by a variety of characteristics like event name, data payload, device, and published at date.
- Turbocharged performance - Performance of the Event Logs view has been drastically improved to seamlessly handle busy event streams from tens of thousands of simultaneously connected devices without breaking a sweat.
- Advanced event inspection - When you’ve found the event you’re looking for, use the new event inspector to explore with ease. With built-in pretty-printing for JSON data payloads and the ability to copy-to-clipboard, you’ll get the information you need right when you need it.
What’s Next?At Particle, we believe security and complete control is needed at every level of building an IoT product: the device, the cloud, and connectivity. These new Device Cloud features are part of Particle’s larger effort to offer everything you need to protect and control your fleet of IoT devices at every layer.
Over time, we plan to layer on more enterprise-grade functionality that will offer this security and flexibility. To learn more about how Particle protects your devices, check out our latest security white paper here.
We’re excited to offer this additional layer of security and control to your IoT devices. Please drop us a line if you have any questions or run into issues. Thinking about deploying at scale? Talk to an IoT expert at Particle to see how we can help you.