Unique identities are hard: How I learned to stop worrying and love the ID scope

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Behold the ID scope, one of the most nuanced concepts in the IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service. It is both reviled and lauded for its name-spacing characteristics in device provisioning. It throws a wrench in complex provisioning scenarios, but it’s also necessary for secure zero-touch device provisioning.


This blog post is a culmination of several hours worth of conversations and design discussions in the engineering team, and it may take you several reads to fully understand. Understanding ID scopes is a journey, not a destination. If you don’t care about the details, just know that ID scopes are necessary to ensure identity uniqueness in the device supply chain. If you want to know why, read on.




Read more about it in the Azure blog.

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