How to administer your application
After you create a Microsoft IoT Central application, you can use the Administration section of the Microsoft IoT Central user interface to administer it. To navigate to the Administration section, choose Administration on the left navigation menu.
The Administration section enables you to:
View billing information
Manage application settings
In the Administration section, there is a secondary navigation menu with links to the various administration tasks.
To access and use the Administration section, you must be in the Administrator role in the Microsoft IoT Central application. If you create a Microsoft IoT Central application, you are automatically assigned to the Administrator role for that application. The Managing Users section in this article explains more about how to assign the Administrator role to other users.
Change application name
To change the name of your application, use the secondary navigation menu to navigate to the Application Settings page in the Administration section.
On the Application Settings page, enter a name of your choice in the Application Name field, and then choose Save.
Change the application URL
To change the URL for your application, use the secondary navigation menu to navigate to the Application Settings page in the Administration section.
On the Application Settings page, enter the URL of your choice in the URL field, and then choose Save. Your URL can be at most 200 characters in length. If the URL is not available, you see a validation error
If you change your URL, your old URL can be taken by another Microsoft IoT Central customer. In that case, it is no longer available for you to use. When you change your URL, the old URL no longer works and you must notify your users about the new URL to use.
Change the application image
For more information about using images in a Microsoft IoT Central application, see Prepare and upload images to your Microsoft IoT Central application.
Delete an application
To delete your application, use the secondary navigation menu to navigate to the Application Settings page in the Administration section.
Deleting an application irrecoverably deletes all data associated with the application. To delete an application, you must also have the rights to delete resources in the Azure subscription you chose when you created the application. To learn more, see Use Role-Based Access Control to manage access to your Azure subscription resources.
Roles in Microsoft IoT Central
Roles enable you to control who, within your organization, can perform various Microsoft IoT Central tasks. Microsoft IoT Central has three roles you can assign to users of your application. Roles are assigned by each application. The same user can have different roles in different applications. You can assign the same user can to multiple roles within an application.
Users in the Administrator role have access to all functionality in a Microsoft IoT Central application.
The user creating an application is automatically assigned to the Administrator role. There must always be at least one user in the Administrator role.
Users in the Application Builder role can do everything in a Microsoft IoT Central application except administer the application.
Users in the Application Operator role don’t have access to Builder mode or the Application Builder page. They can’t administer the application.
Application administrators can assign users to the roles in the application.
Every user must have a user account before they can sign in and access a Microsoft IoT Central application. Microsoft Accounts (MSAs) and Azure Active Directory (AAD) accounts are supported in Microsoft IoT Central. Azure Active Directory groups are not currently supported in Microsoft IoT Central.
To learn more, see Microsoft account help and Quickstart: Add new users to Azure Active Directory.
To add a user account to a Microsoft IoT Central application, use the secondary navigation menu to navigate to the Users page in the Administration section.
On the Users page, choose + Add user to add a user.
When you add a user to your Microsoft IoT Central application, choose a role for the user from the Role drop-down. Learn more about roles in the Roles in Microsoft IoT Central section of this article.
To add users in bulk, enter the User IDs of all the users you’d like to add separated by semi-colons. Choose a role from the Role drop-down and choose Save.
After you add a user, an entry appears for that user on the Users page.
Edit the roles assigned to users
After you add users, you can see them on the Users page. To edit the role assigned to a user, choose the user in the list.
On the page that displays, you can choose a different role from the Role drop-down.
To delete users, check one or more checkboxes on the Users page and then choose Delete.
View your bill
To view your bill, navigate to the Billing page in the Administration section and choose Billing. The Azure billing page opens in a new tab and you can see the bill for each of your Microsoft IoT Central applications.
Convert trials to paid applications
To convert your trial application to a paid application, contact the Microsoft IoT Central team through the Convert trial to paid app page.
Now that you have learned how to administer your Microsoft IoT Central application, here is the suggested next step: