Important announcements

REST API changes


Removal of deprecated query parameter dateTill from TenantUsageStatisticsCollection

With the 10.15 release, we intend to remove the already deprecated request query parameter dateTill in TenantUsageStatisticsCollection. The reason for the deprecation as of release 10.6.0 (see the 10.6.0 documentation as reference ( was consistency on the end of Cumulocity IoT. Since the parameter name dateTo is used everywhere across Cumulocity IoT and TenantUsageStatisticsCollection was the only place where dateTill was used, we decided to change it to dateTo and deprecate dateTill in 10.6.0.

How does this impact users? After its removal, this deprecated query parameter will no longer work and will no longer be supported. It can easily be replaced by the dateTo parameter which serves the same purpose.

Contact us if you have any questions on the removal of this deprecated query parameter.

Breaking change in the Inventory API - restrictions for a set of properties

For the Inventory API, as of the 10.14 GA release, a set of properties will be restricted for internal system usage and cannot be set by external users. This change is motivated by performance improvements.

In case of a request sent with these properties, they will be ignored by the platform and not set.

The mentioned internal fragments are: _c8y_Internal, _hierarchyCalculated, _hierarchy:root and every fragment which starts with _parent:.

For example, if a user sends a request in the following format:

	"name": "testDevice",
    "owner": "device_654321",
    "c8y_IsDevice": {},

currently the whole payload is saved. In the future, the "_parent:3" fragment will be ignored and not saved.

Security changes


Change of basic browser-based authentication

What was the previous state?

With the 10.5.0 release a new token-based mechanism for browser-based authentication was introduced (OAuth Internal) in order to tighten the security of the Cumulocity IoT platform.

What is new with release 10.13?

As announced in release 10.11, with the 10.13 release, the OAI-Secure authentication (successor of OAuth Internal) will be enabled by default for all new created tenants as the authentication method for all browser-based applications.

Basic authentication will still be available as a fallback but must be manually switched on. For details, see Administration > Changing settings in the User guide. Note, that basic authentication for devices is not affected by this change.

What comes next?

With a future release, the fallback for basic authentication will be removed for browser-based applications and all applications will be forced to use the token-based authentication mechanism OAI-Secure.

What does this mean for my organization?

All custom web applications and microservices which do not support OAI-Secure will not work with newly created tenants.

What do I need to do?

In case you have developed your own web applications or microservices, please make sure that they support the OAI-Secure authentication mechanism. This is achieved by changing the authentication mechanism using the appropriate SDK later than 10.5 to rebuild your web applications or microservices.

SDK changes


Deprecation of addHook and clearHooks methods

The methods addHook and clearHooks are deprecated. The method addHook provided the functionality to invoke a custom method populating the managedObject whenever a managedObject with matching owner (‘device_${id}') was created. The method clearHooks would flush the registered hooks and therefore no custom method would get invoked. In device management, the hook(s) would run when a newDeviceRequest got accepted.

If you want to recreate the logic you may use the RealtimeService from @c8y/ngx-components to subscribe to /managedObject/* or use the ManagedObjectRealtimeService which already extends the RealtimeService.

See also the related entry in the Tech Community.

Removing PlatformImpl Spring bean from Microservice SDK

With the upcoming releases 10.15+ we intend to close a design gap, which currently exists in Cumulocity IoT and allows to wrongly use Cumulocity IoT APIs (by mixing Spring injection with raw Java).

In the future, PlatformImpl will no longer be exposed as a Spring Bean and it will not be feasible to inject it.

Instead of creating new instances using PlatformImpl, you should always inject Cumulocity IoT API beans, such as InventoryApi, AlarmApi, IndentityApi, for example:

@Autowired //injection
private InventoryApi inventoryApi;

Contact us if you have any questions on this change.

Deprecation of the variable HOOK_ROUTE_ONCE

In the context of the new Web SDK plugin concept, the variable HOOK_ROUTE_ONCE has been replaced by HOOK_ROUTE. HOOK_ROUTE_ONCE is deprecated and will be removed with release 10.14.

This change will only affect you if you or your development team use the Web SDK to extend Cumulocity IoT UI applications or to build your own web applications. If you update an application including HOOK_ROUTE_ONCE, make sure to use HOOK_ROUTE instead.


Leaflet library has been updated to the latest version

To improve the navigation in the “Map” widget on mobile devices, it is necessary to update the Leaflet library. As announced with release 10.11, the Leaflet library has been updated to the latest version 1.7.1.

This change only affects you if you or your development team use the Web SDK to extend Cumulocity IoT UI applications or to build your own web applications. If you have implemented your own custom map on top of the Cumulocity IoT Web SDK, make sure that your implementation still works properly. In case of any issues, see the Leaflet changelog and check if you use any deprecated functionality.

Upgrade to Angular 12

As announced with release 10.11, Angular has been updated from version 11 to version 12. Moreover, the default renderer has been changed to Ivy.

This change will only affect you, if you or your development team use the Web SDK to extend Cumulocity IoT UI applications or to build your own web applications.

For instructions on the upgrade process refer to Upgrade > Updating the Web SDK in the Web SDK guide.

Additionally, you can use the following resources for more details on the changes in Ivy and Angular 12:



Removal of cep microservice

Software AG terminated support for using CEL (Esper) in Cumulocity IoT on 31 Dec 2020 following its deprecation in 2018.

As announced with release 10.11, the “cep” microservice has been removed from the list of default microservices for new installations.

With this change, all new Cumulocity IoT subscriptions use the Apama CEP engine. Existing installations are not affected. If you plan a new installation, please check out the file for details.

Added limit indicator to export files

With GA release 10.13, an indicator row has been added at the end of the export files for alarms, events and measurements when a data limit of 1 million records is exceeded. Previously, when the export files limit was reached, the result was truncated without further notice.

Sample CSV export with indicator:

Time,Device name,Creation time,Device name,ID,Source,Text,Time,Type
2021-11-25T10:37:06.485Z,Position #1,2021-11-25T10:37:06.485Z,Position #1,1266,1195,Location updated,2021-11-25T10:37:06.485Z,c8y_LocationUpdate
2021-11-25T10:37:01.484Z,Position #1,2021-11-25T10:37:01.484Z,Position #1,1265,1195,Location updated,2021-11-25T10:37:01.484Z,c8y_LocationUpdate
limit exceeded!,result truncated!,limit exceeded!,result truncated!,limit exceeded!,result truncated!,limit exceeded!,result truncated!,limit exceeded!

Automated parsers of export files must be adjusted to handle the indicator row.

Machine learning


The API to download the serialized source of a PMML model {{url}}/service/zementis/model/{{model_name}}/serialized will be a NO_OP starting with 10.13.0 release and will be removed in 10.15.0 release.


With GA release 10.13.0, Cumulocity IoT Machine Learning Workbench introduces “Role Based Access Control” which is a breaking change for its existing users. Refer to the “Role Based Access Control” section in the Machine Learning release notes to learn more about this change.

Streaming Analytics


Cumulocity IoT transport in Apama

The following applies as of Apama 10.11.1: