Release Notes 2021

Version 21.25 @ 14 December 2021


  • We introduced the All Flows pagina, giving you an overview of all the Flows in all your Projects, complete with sorting and searching!


  • You can now clear the barcode property of your Device in the Portal again.

  • Update shared secret for M2M and Internet devices is fixed.

  • Sometimes a LoRa Device could not be deleted when the backend system had a hickup, this is now fixed.

Version 21.24 @ 30 November 2021


  • You can now delete multiple Devices at once on the All Devices page using the bulk functionality in the Portal.


  • When ordering Freemium M2M SIMs, we now offer you a very nice online form in order to enter your information, instead of a redirect to your mail client.


  • The landing page after unlinking a SIM from a Device is now fixed.

  • Some small frontend bugs for Connectivity have been fixed.

Version 21.23 @ 16 November 2021


  • KPN Things Device simulator app. A mobile phone app that transforms your smartphone into a KPN Things Device. Especially handy if you don't have a LoRa or M2M device at hand.

  • The lock icon indicating whether a device is managed has been added to the Devices in Flow page.


  • A tooltip now explains why a certain bulk action button is disabled.


  • If your Project does not support Flows, the Add Flow button is now disabled on the Project overview page, to make it more clear that you cannot add Flows.

  • When creating a second Device of the Things Device simulator app type in a row, the QR code that was shown was incorrect. We fixed this.

  • SIMs can now be linked to a Supported M2M Streamline device or a LocationTag VI.

Version 21.22 @ 2 November 2021


  • Introduced a more granular Device Management rights model, allowing for the coexistence of KPN (a.k.a. managed) and Own Devices in the same Project.

  • The Device list pages now show whether a Device is a Managed Device with a lock symbol.

  • You can now edit the name, description, and processing status of any KPN Device you have in your account.

  • If you have multiple Projects, you can now move Devices in bulk from one Project to another.


  • If you have KPN Devices in a Project with a Device limit, the KPN Devices will now be excluded for the Device limit.

  • Several error notifications have been made more descriptive.

  • The default page size is now 50 on all list pages, such as the All Devices page.


  • When reloading a list page, we now load the table on the page you were when you left.

  • We fixed the link from the Device tab to the Internet tab on the Device detail page of Internet connected devices.

Version 21.21 @ 19 October 2021

  • this release contains some small tweaks and fixes. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases, because we have been working on something big!

Version 21.20 @ 5 October 2021


  • It's now possible to update a shared secret of an Internet device after it has been created


  • We implemented a new cookie notification


  • Fixed interpreting user rights for linking SIM cards

Version 21.18 @ 7 September 2021


  • When you are authorized to send firmware updates over the air to your devices it is no longer necessary to log in to a separate FOTA environment. Through a link on the all devices page and on the device detail page you can directly access the FOTA functionality.


  • Several adjustments have been made to allow customers to change name, description and network information for devices in their own customer environment with the appropriate permissions.

  • You can also remove devices with the correct permissions.

  • When you want to add devices to a flow you will only see the devices that are available to add in this overview.

Version 21.17 @ 24 August 2021


  • Freemium users: When the device limit is reached, it's still possible to add devices to another flow.


  • If you didn't create a network for an internet device, you now have the possibility to do this later.

Version 21.15 @ 27 July 2021


  • Device twin: There is a new function in the device twin that directly request values and attributes from the encoder, even when devices haven't had any messages yet.

  • It's now possible to change the device to another project. You can manage this on the device detail page. It comes in handy since a device can only belong to one project.

  • You can now link a device to a flow within the project environment. You will not see flows from other projects anymore.

  • If during bulk actions devices are selected from different projects, a new build in function makes sure that devices can not be added to various flows.


  • The network type from the internet card on the device & connectivity detail page is slightly changed. If the network type is unknown it will say 'internet (with credentials)'

Version 21.14 @ 13 July 2021


  • Device Twin: you can now reset all reported states so that any previously created attributes that were not used can be removed.

  • We build in an extra check to make sure that device limits can't be exceeded and that devices can not be added to expired projects or have invalid device specifications.


  • We slightly changed the page style: more uplifting background and rounded corners. This way we are more in line with the new MijnKPN Zakelijk style.

Version 21.13 @ 29 June 2021


  • Device Twin: you can now set metadata even before you have added the Device to a Flow, configured the Device Twin, and received the first Reported state for a Device.

  • Device Twin: we added a refresh button for you to refresh only the Device Twin without having to reload the whole page.

  • When adding a Device while you have multiple Projects, you now will be asked to select the Project to which you want to add your Device.

  • The column Flows has been added to the All Devices page, such that you can check which Devices are not yet added to a Flow.


  • The columns on the All Connectivity page have been updated: we added the columns Device name, APN, and Bundle/rate plan, and removed the column Flows.

  • We updated the KPN LocationTag I encoder, such that mode changes for this Device type will now be executed faster.


  • We fixed moving your Device to another Project through an API call.

  • We fixed the KPN LocationTag I decoder that was still visible on the Data Processing page while it was already deleted.

Version 21.12 @ 15 June 2021


  • Today we launch our biggest feature for the KPN Things Portal for 2021 up until now: the Device Twin! In the Twin of a Device, KPN Things will keep track of the state of your Device in several ways, and present this state in the Portal. Learn more about the Device Twin and how to get a Twin for your Device!

  • The Raw LoRa Payload decoder is now available for all supported Device types.


  • Starting today, all your Devices will always belong to one Project. With this change we prepare for the future, where customers can have multiple Projects in order to express different commercial contexts/contracts. And since different contracts can mean different things you can do with a Device, we need to know to which commercial context/contract a Device belongs. Next release we will introduce a Flows column on the All Devices page, allowing you to again see which Devices are (not yet) linked to Flows.

  • Coming from the GRIP Developer Portal, you will automatically log into the KPN Things Portal after clicking the KPN Things tile. Previously you still had to click on "Log in" on the Things Portal.


  • When in a sub-customer environment, the Your profile link would not work anymore. This is now fixed.

Version 21.11 @ 1 June 2021


  • We added an optional field in the registration form to provide a phone number. We will use this phone number to contact you for commercial talk if you want.


  • On certain pages you could run into loading errors, which only a page reload would fix. This has been corrected.

  • We fixed the timezone for dates related to Bulk reports.

Version 21.10 @ 18 May 2021


  • Data processing for Devices can now be activated and deactivated in bulk on the All Devices page and Devices in Flow page.

  • You can now see the Data processing status on the All Devices page and Devices in Flow page.

  • Two configurations have been added to the Cumulocity Destination type: Bidirectional behavior and Auto refresh credentials. More information on this can be found on the documentation page of the Cumulocity Destination type.


  • The SenML decoders for the Own M2M and Own Internet device types have been upgraded to supports both SenML and ThingsML!

  • Performance of the Link Device to Connectivity page for M2M SIM cards has been improved.

  • If you clear your search field while you did not commit the search, it does not trigger a refresh of the data anymore.

  • After changing a table view, for instance by opening a different page of your data table or by changing the sorting, the page will now scroll to the top of the table.


  • It is now possible to switch SIM cards for Streamline M2M and LocationTag VI devices.

  • After opening a linked SIM card through the All Connectivity page and then unlinking it from the Device, you will now end at the detail page of the SIM card instead of the Device.

  • When you have M2M in your account, the network info card on your Customer detail page now has the correct title.

  • Fix for Bulk reports side menu link when switched to sub customer.

  • We fixed the icon for unlinking.

Version 21.09 @ 4 May 2021


  • When you do multiple registrations at once with the same email address, only one will succeed from now.

Version 21.08 @ 20 April 2021


  • We added a notification when you edit the Flow data configuration, so it is more clear that a change has been committed.


  • The checkboxes for bulk operations are now hidden if no bulk operations are available for your user.


  • Registration had some major issues, rendering registration almost impossible. Sorry for this! We fixed it now.

  • We have eliminated multiple error messages with the same content. This will now be only one message.

  • Some performance issues on the Destination pages have been fixed.

  • The layout of detail pages has been fixed for situations with a long Flow name.

Version 21.07 @ 6 April 2021



  • Notifications in the Portal are now shown as toasts, so page content will not move anymore when displaying a notification.

  • When you are editing something in a pop-up and you click outside the popup, we will now first check whether you really want to stop editing and close the pop-up.


  • Linking a single Device to a Flow from the Device detail page does not trigger a bulk report anymore.

  • The registration email is now in English instead of Dutch.

  • We fixed the table header on the All Devices page.

  • The breadcrumb link on the Customer Overview page has been fixed.

Version 21.06 @ 23 March 2021


  • It is now possible to deactivate the Data processing of individual Devices. Useful if you want to (temporarily) disable the data flow of a certain Device.

  • You can now add multiple Devices to a Flow from the All Devices page! After selecting your Devices you get a pop-up allowing you to select an existing Flow or create a new Flow to which the selected Devices will be added.

  • When adding a new Destination, we now give you a link to the documentation on Destinations.


  • When you just changed the status of a SIM, we now indicate if the state change is still pending.

  • The backend now allows a bit higher load, preventing weird behavior when you are browsing the Portal in a fast pace.


  • When you access the APIs directly with an invalid token, the API will now respond with a 401 status code instead of a confusing 302 redirect to the login page.

  • The "Add network subscription" work around for older accounts has been fixed.

Version 21.05 @ 16 March 2021

Released after one week delay


  • We introduced sorting for all columns in the All Device page and Link existing Devices to Flow page.

    • So now you can find the Devices that are not yet in a Project by sorting by Projects.

    • And you can find Devices that did not communicate recently by sorting by Last message.

    • And you can find Devices without network identifier by sorting by DevEUI / IMEI / DvnUUID.


  • We switched the Last message and Projects column on all the Device pages.


  • The loading time of all the Device pages has been improved significantly! (All Devices page, Devices in Flow page, Device Detail page, Link existing Devices to Flow page)

  • Pagination on the Link existing Devices to Flow page has been fixed.

  • The Devices on all Device pages are now properly sorted alphabetically!

  • The loading time of the Data Processors page has been improved as well.

  • The Downlink status table has been fixed for M2M downlinks.

Version 21.04 @ 23 February 2021


  • If we spot a possible issue with your Flow's data processing configuration, we now say so on the Flow overview page, Flow data processing page, and on the Device detail page if the issue concerns the Device you are looking at in the Portal.

  • When linking Devices to a Flow, you can now select multiple Devices and link them to the Flow at once!

  • You can now unlink multiple Devices from a Flow from the Devices in Flow page using multiselect.

  • For M2M connectivity (SIM cards) you can now toggle the connectivity status between Deactivated and Active on the Device detail page.


  • The "this is still the KPN Things Portal" notification has been removed from the login page.


  • The company name is now shown for all types of paying customers in the top right account info block.

  • Pagination on the All Destinations page has been fixed as well.

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