Update device


Updates field values for an existing device. Optionally, updates the device name (or device_identifier). Device ID cannot be changed.

The Update device operation is destructive to the fields array. The field values in your request overwrite existing field values for the device. Omitting field values from the request causes existing values to be deleted.

Example requests and responses

curl -X PUT 'https://one.digicert.com/iot/api/v1/device/{{device_identifier}}?division_id=fd5faa1e-623a-47a9-831b-b9397c33395f' \
-H 'x-api-key: {{api_key}}' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
  "device_identifier": "New Device",
  "fields": [
      "id": "417c328e-604c-4e94-9112-ee58f12277fb",
      "value": "updated mandatory value"
      "id": "90eb4de2-ae8a-48a0-a904-d30c5ab6e1de",
      "value": "updated optional value"
201 Created
  "id": "64c02969-3890-4da8-a5ef-b574fd72887e",
  "account_id": "1d1ec1ec-6502-11e9-a923-1681be663d3e",
  "division": {
    "id": "fd5faa1e-623a-47a9-831b-b9397c33395f",
    "name": "Mock Division 1"
  "device_identifier": "New Device",
  "device_profile": {
    "id": "a81a431a-be7b-4f2e-8afd-b2778491511f",
    "name": "Device Profile"
  "created": "2020-04-22T07:13:20Z",
  "updated": "2020-04-24T09:23:21Z",
  "status": "ACTIVE",
  "fields": [
      "id": "417c328e-604c-4e94-9112-ee58f12277fb",
      "name": "Mandatory Field",
      "value": "updated mandatory value",
      "mandatory": true
      "id": "90eb4de2-ae8a-48a0-a904-d30c5ab6e1de",
      "name": "Optional Field",
      "value": "updated optional value",
      "mandatory": false
400 Bad Request
  "errors": [
      "code": "invalid_input",
      "message": "Device with division fd5faa1e-623a-47a9-831b-b9397c33395f and identifier Old Device does not exist"

Path parameters

Name Req/Opt Description
device_identifier required The name (or device_identifier) of the device to update.
To get a list of devices and their identifiers, use the Device list endpoint.

URL query strings

Name Req/Opt Description
division_id required ID of the division for the device.
To get a list of devices and their division IDs, use the Device list endpoint.

Request parameters

Name Req/Opt Type Description
device_identifier optional string New name for the device.
fields defined in device profile array Array of fields that describe device attributes and settings.
.. id - string Existing field ID as defined in device profile.
To get field IDs for a device, use the Get device details endpoint.
.. value - string New field value.
Character limit: 1024

Response parameters

Name Type Description
id string Unique device ID created for the new device.
account_id string Account ID.
division object Division container.
.. id string Division ID.
.. name string Division name.
device_identifier string Unique device name.
device_profile object Device profile container.
.. id string Device profile ID.
.. name string Device profile name.
created string Date and time (UTC) device was created.
updated string Date and time (UTC) device was last updated.
status string Device status.
fields array Array of fields that describe device attributes and settings.
.. id string Unique field ID.
.. name string Field name.
.. value string Field value.
.. mandatory bool Whether or not the field is required, based on the device profile.