Gateway

Which operating system (OS) is running on the gateway?

The gateway is running Ubuntu 20.04

Can we get root access to the gateway?

In order to guarantee the well functioning of the system we can not provide root access to the gateway.

Data transfer & storage

How are the UWB packets from the tags to the anchors secured?

The UWB packets that are being sent by the tags are not encrypted as they do not contain any sensitive information: They contain the tag ID (= uniquely identifying a tag), the blink index (= an auto incrementing number), and optionally some accelerometer sensor data.

How are the UDP packets between the anchors and the gateway secured?

The UDP packets that are being sent by the anchors to the gateway are not encrypted as they do not contain any sensitive information. They contain the same information as the UWB packet, but with an additional timestamp of when the packet was received by the anchor.

How is the data between the gateway and the cloud secured?

All the data going to the cloud is transferred over a TLS connection. A complete description of how data is transferred between the gateway and the cloud can be found here: Data transfer & storage.

Is there any data stored on the gateway?

By default, the gateway only stores configuration data. If you enable analytics it will also store post-processed positioning data. A complete description of which data is stored where can be found here: Data transfer & storage.

Is the data on the gateway encrypted?

No, the data on the gateway is not encrypted.

Is it possible to store and download the positioning data for analysis?

When you enable analytics the gateway will store post-processed positioning data which can be downloaded through our Analytics HTTP API: HTTP API reference. It is however not possible to store unprocessed positioning data on the gateway. If you want to store the unprocessed data, you can do this by logging the data from the MQTT API, as described here: Logging data from the MQTT stream.

Is there any data stored in the cloud?

The cloud will only store configuration data, never positioning data. A complete description of which data is stored where can be found here: Data transfer & storage.

Where is the data stored in the cloud?

The data is stored at AWS.

Authentication

Does the system provide role-based access control (RBAC)?

To connect to the system via the internet you will need a Pozyx user account, which in turn has a specific role assigned to it (= role-based access control (RBAC)). There are 3 roles:

  • Guest: Has only access to the visualization, can not edit anything.

  • Managers: Can make changes to the system but can not control the access of other users.

  • Owner: Can make changes to the system and can control the access of other users.

To connect to the system via the gateway directly (= via the local network), no authentication is needed.

Which authentication mechanism do you have in place?

We make use of short lived JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) for maximum security.

Are passwords stored in a secured way?

Yes, we use bcrypt.

Do you offer Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?

No, at the moment we do not offer 2FA.

Does the system offer any Single Sign On (SSO) integration?

No, at the moment we do not offer any SSO integration.

Integration

How can we integrate the Pozyx RTLS?

We offer both an MQTT API and a HTTP API. The MQTT API will provide you with a livestream of positioning data, the HTTP API allows you to do CRUD operations on static data of the system (e.g. anchor configuration, tag labels, etc.).

Anchors

What do the LED colors mean?