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Claim your device

IMPORTANT: It is assumed that the Raspberry Pi is connected to an internet-facing local network. It is also assumed that your computer is in the same local network as your board.

In order to claim your device, you will need a Pantahub account, so make sure you have created one and have had it approved before the following. We are mostly interested now in the following pvr command:

pvr scan

With the pvr scan command, we will be able to discover devices in our network, both claimed and unclaimed, depending if they have owner or not yet. We must begin by discovering and claiming our device:

If pvr finds a device on the local network it will present this metadata for you to claim it via the command quoted in the output. Just run that command as-is and your user should now own your device.

If no devices are detected with the pvr scan, go to our troubleshooting section.

After claiming your device, you will be able to see it in your dashboard in Pantahub. You will also be able to use pvr to clone your device, work on it's state and push a new revision to it.

Notes: How does this work?

On first boot, Pantavisor will start the awconnect container and wait for it to configure the network devices until is reachable. Once this happens, Pantavisor will proceed to register the newly seen device with and issue a challenge for the device to be claimed by a registered user account.

It can take a minute or two, depending on your connection, for a device to fully show up on Pantahub's device list after claiming it. Wait a few if it hasn't showed up, it eventually will. If everything goes well this means your device will be associated to your user account from now on.