Product Unique ID
A virtual device can also be created providing an optional name called “Product Unique ID”. The purpose of this unique ID is to make it simpler for our customers to associate their internal product IDs (ie. such as a cell phone’s EIN or an existing line of products that need to integrate with the blockchain) with a Catenis virtual device. Each virtual device also has a system assigned API access secret, which is used for authenticating the virtual device when making an API request. The ability to associate a product unique ID to a virtual device allows our customers to easily manage large collections of connected systems. Product Unique IDs, however, serves mainly as a label and cannot be used to reference a specific virtual device in code.