Welcome to the Cumulocity IoT OpenAPI Specifications. They represent a language-agnostic interface to the Cumulocity IoT RESTful API which allows – both humans and computers
– to discover and understand the capabilities of the platform.
Cumulocity IoT uses HTTP and REST, which is today the most widely
used interfacing technology and which works on any
Internet-connected device ranging from small embedded
microcontrollers up to desktop PCs. The secure variant, HTTPS, is
used for the most security critical applications and will give you
the best possible security.
Regardless of the communication originating from IoT devices, web
applications or from back-office IT systems, Cumulocity IoT employs
the protocol REST for all external communication. Our API has
predictable resource-oriented URLs, accepts form-encoded request
bodies, returns JSON-encoded responses, and uses standard HTTP
response codes, authentication and verbs.
The public APIs for Cumulocity IoT are backward compatible where
possible. There are some instances where we may have to change an
API, for example in order to support a security enhancement; in this
case the change will be announced before it is implemented in the
Just getting started?
Cumulocity IoT exposes its complete functionality through
programming interfaces; this means that all of Cumulocity IoT’s
functionality is available for you to use in different contexts
outside of what the platform directly provides - in your own
applications, in your own devices. Cumulocity IoT gives you very
fast visibility and control over your remote assets, be these
houses, cars, machines or any other assets that you want to manage.
Check out the
Cumulocity IoT product documentation
to learn more about the platform.
In the navigation on the left handside you will find the various Cumulocity IoT APIs in the last release versions.