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SAMI Update: How We Handle Permissions

As you know, the user is always at the center of our attention. Ensuring that users are in control of what they share with applications is one of the key values of SAMI, and we thought that it was important to make a small change in how applications, devices and data are linked. Until now a developer could create an application and only request access to his profile. Users were granting access to their profile, but weren’t able to choose which devices (and data) they wanted to give access to.

Starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, we are changing this. Applications that want to pass data to and from devices will be required to specify AT LEAST one device type for which they want to access data. Users will have a much clearer indication as to what they are allowing the application to do with their data.

Below is a simple step-by-step guide to check that you set the right permissions for your applications.

PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t verify that your permissions are correct, your application will not be able to read and write data from/to devices, and you will see error messages saying that the user doesn’t have any permissions.

If you created an application using our Developer Portal and are not sure if you specified at least one device type, now is the time to do it!

  • Log into
  • Click on “APPLICATIONS” on the top-left
  • Click on each of the applications you manage
  • Below is a screenshot of an application with no device types associated:

Application with no device types

  • Adding a device type is SUPER simple. Click the “Add Device Type” button and remember you can add as many as you need!

Add a device type to your application

  • This is how it should look with one device type selected:

Application with a device type

  • If you already have at least one device type listed, you are done!
  • If you are adding one or more device types, your users will be asked to grant you access the next time they login.
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