ThingsBoard Professional Edition
ThingsBoard Professional Edition
by ThingsBoard, Inc


OS Ubuntu 18.04


ThingsBoard is an IoT platform for data collection, processing, visualization, assets and devices management. It enables device connectivity via industry standard IoT protocols - MQTT, CoAP and HTTP. ThingsBoard combines scalability, fault-tolerance and performance so you will never lose your data. ThingsBoard Professional Edition is a closed-source advanced version of open-source ThingsBoard IoT platform with several significant value-add features.

ThingsBoard Enterprise subscription plan includes unlimited number of devices and assets, and all TB PE features:

  • Advanced RBAC for IoT Advanced management of user roles and permissions
  • White-labeling System, Tenant and Customer level users are able to define color scheme and logos to be used
  • Entity groups Each device or asset may be related to multiple Groups
  • Scheduler Schedule various types of events: report generation, commands to devices and configuration updates
  • Reporting Generate great looking reports using dashboards visualization capabilities
  • Export widget data to csv/xls Widgets data can be exported to CSV and XLS formats
  • Data converters feature - ability to define custom data converter from device payload to a common ThingsBoard payload format and vice versa
  • Platform Integrations feature Ability to stream device and asset data from external applications, third-party IoT Platforms and connectivity providers to ThingsBoard

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To try ThingsBoard Community Edition, visit ThingsBoard Community Edition 1-Click App on DigitalOcean Marketplace.

Software Included

ThingsBoard Professional Edition2.4.0PECustom
OpenJDK1.8.0_212GPL 2
PostgreSQL10.9Postgre SQL
HAProxy1.8.8GPL 2
Certbot0.23.0Apache 2

Getting started after deploying ThingsBoard Professional Edition

After you create a ThingsBoard Professional Edition 1-Click Droplet, ThingsBoard PE will be installed.

Obtain your License

In order to activate your ThingsBoard instance you will need to get the license secret. ThingsBoard Licenses are managed by ThingsBoard License Portal.

Please register on ThingsBoard License Portal to get your license. See How-to get pay-as-you-go subscription or How-to get perpetual license for more details.

Put License Secret to ThingsBoard configuration file

Connect to your new ThingsBoard 1-Click App Droplet using SSH or Putty on ssh root@your_server_ip. Open the file for editing using the following command:

sudo nano /etc/thingsboard/conf/thingsboard.conf

Locate the following configuration block:

# License secret obtained from ThingsBoard License Portal (

and put your license secret. Please don't forget to uncomment the export statement. See example below:

# License secret obtained from ThingsBoard License Portal (

Launch ThingsBoard service

Execute the following command to start ThingsBoard:

sudo service thingsboard start

Please allow up to 90 seconds for the Web UI to start.

Start using ThingsBoard

Start using ThingsBoard PE by visiting your newly created ThingsBoard PE 1-Click App Droplet on http://your_server_ip. The default login credentials are: / sysadmin.

You can learn more at ThingsBoard Docs.

API Creation

In addition to creating a Droplet from the ThingsBoard Professional Edition 1-Click App via the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API.

As an example, to create a 4GB ThingsBoard Professional Edition Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You’ll need to either save your API access token to an environment variable or substitute it into the command below.

  curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
       -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
      '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image":"thingsboardpe-18-04"}' \

Support Details

Supported By:ThingsBoard, Inc
Hours:8am-8pm UTC +3
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