The Things Network is a highly secure public network that supports true end-to-end encryption, mitigations against various man-in-the-middle attacks and support for different 128-bit encryption keys for every single end device.
LoRaWAN enforces using AES 128-bit message integrity check and payload encryption. Payload is encrypted and decrypted in your domain only: on the end device and in the Handler (see components). You can choose to operate your own Handler to keep your keys private. The Router and Broker route data based on public metadata and cannot decrypt payload.
Users need an account to use The Things Network. User accounts are identified by an e-mail address and protected by a password. In private networking setups, users may use their own authentication and authorization mechanism.
Use ttnctl to create a user account.
Users can create applications and they can authorize other users access to applications. Applications are identified by a globally unique AppEUI, a 64-bit number issued by The Things Network Foundation. Each Application has one or more Access Keys to access application data.
Use ttnctl to manage applications and view the Access Keys.
Last edited by fokkezb, 2016-12-09 07:19:35