MindAccess Developer Plan Subscribers and MindAccess Operator Plan Subscribers

Analytics APIs

What's new?

  • Signal Calculation has been enhanced with additional operations that can be used:

    • Signal Merge (Linear interpolation or resampling)

    • Signal Delay (by event or by time)

    • Aggregation (by time or by points)

    • String operations (unary string, two arguments string, three arguments string, unary datetime, two arguments date time, string convert)

Cloud Foundry

Known issues

  • Upgrading single Backing Services instances to clustered instances is currently not possible.

Identity and Access Management

Known issues

  • After modifying the authorization of a User via Identity Management Service, the change is not immediately visible. The User must then close the browser and login again.

  • When you logged in via CES authentication in some cases it might happen that the logout fails. In this case please close the browser without logging out.

  • If you choose Multifactor-Authentication (MFA) and you login for the first time as "public", then you are required for a one time password (OTP). If you logout and login in a follow-up "private" session, you are not requested for OTP once more.   

Additional information about Identity Management

  • Tenant administrators can activate or deactivate Multifactor Authentifications (MFA)

  • Siemens customers can use Corporate Entitlement Service.

You have the option of choosing the following authentication methods:

Available authentication methods:

  1. Username/password via WebKey (default)

  2. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) via WebKey

  3. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) via WebKey via Corporate Entitlement Service (only for Siemens BUs)

Please write a mail to provisioning@mindsphere.io with the following content:  

  • Subject: Activation of MFA for tenants

    Dear MindSphere Provisioning Team

    Please set the authentication method for the tenant given below to the authentication method given below.

    Tenant name: <your tenant name here>

    Authentication method: <option: 1, 2, or 3>

IoT and Storage Services: File Service

Known issues

  • For security reasons a strict timeout is enforced. Currently this leads to the situation that the size of a file which can be uploaded/ downloaded depends on the network bandwidth at client side.

  • When uploading files to the File Service, a file name must not contain blank spaces. Blank spaces in the file name will prevent the file form being stored.

IoT and Storage Services: Time Series Service

Known issues

  • When sending time series data to a non-existing entity, the service returns a 500 error code instead of a 404 error code.

  • The maximum payload size of a message sent to time series service as part of a PUT request cannot exceed 1 MB.

  • The service will never return more than 2000 records in a response.

  • When creating or updating Aspects on an Asset, it might take some time (up to 30 minutes) until this Aspect or respective changes are available on the Time Series Service. The service returns a 404 (Not Found) as long as the changes are not completely propagated.

User Management

What's new?

  • Subtenants can be created and subtenant users can be assigned to it.

  • Different kind of users can be created

    • "Global user" can access all assets within the tenant

    • "Subtenant user" can access assets within their subtenant

  • Subtenant-to-user assignments can be updated.

Known issues

  • Currently, "delete subtenant" is not supported.

  • Due to contractual restrictions it is not allowed to use subtenants with developer and operator tenants.

Usage Transparency Service

Known issues

  • Amount of users is currently refreshed only every 4 hours.