Skip to content

Organizing devices with the nRF Cloud APIs

This page explains device group and tag operations in the nRF Cloud REST API.

You cannot use the REST API to manage user access to device groups. Use the nRF Cloud portal for this.

Viewing device groups

Use the ListDeviceTags endpoint to show all tags associated with an account. If you are not an owner or admin, you will see only the device groups you have access to.

Use the FetchDevice endpoint to view a single device's information, including which tags it has.

Adding device tags at onboarding

You can add tags to a device at onboarding. If you want multiple tags, separate them using a pipe | character in the CSV file or message body text.

See the documentation for the ProvisionDevices endpoint for more information on formatting.

Managing groups for a device

Use the UpdateDeviceTags endpoint to edit the tags associated with a device.


The content of the message body for this endpoint replaces the tags the device currently has. For example, if you have a device with tag test1 and want to add tag test2 as well, make sure you include both tags in the message body. Any existing tags will be removed if you do not include them in each update request.

Include the device ID as a path parameter. Specify tags in the message body, enclosed in double quotation marks ("). Separate multiple tags with a comma, with one line for each:


The server responds with a 202 code if successful.

Use the ListDevices or FetchDevice endpoints to verify that the device's tags have been updated.

The following example shows the portion of the response that includes the device's tags:

"id": "nrf-0123456789012345",
            "tags": [

You can also verify that the tag has been added by checking the individual device's page in the nRF Cloud portal, or by checking the group's page.