Publish a cloud-connected device

You can request to publish your Developer Workspace integration once you have completed testing.

SmartThings publish request

In the Publish menu of your Developer Workspace project, click Publish Request. Depending on your integration type, you may be able to select a publication method:

SmartThings-certified device

Follow these steps to request Works with SmartThings certification for a device in Developer Workspace.

  • Click START A NEW REQUEST and select the Works with SmartThings (WWST) option.
  • Fill in the Device Info.
    • Select the Brand to associate with this device. Learn more.
    • Enter a Device Display Name to show in the SmartThings app.
    • Select the Device Profile that this device will use.
  • Click the Countries tab.
    • Select countries, if any, to exclude from your device listing.
    • Click CREATE REQUEST.
  • On the Request Details page, click the link to download the self-assessment checklist from Developer Workspace.
  • Complete and upload the checklist.
  • Click COMPLETE SELF-TESTING.
  • Add Supported Language(s).
  • Review and fill in additional Device Info.
    • Enter the alphanumeric Model Number(s).
    • Enter a Model Name to be shown with the Device Display Name in the SmartThings app.
    • Device Category determines the device's icon and default UI layout in the SmartThings app.
    • Select a Device Release Date. This is the date of market launch, searchable by users.
    • Upload a Product Image (324x182 pixels).
    • Check your Connector Display Name.
  • Fill in the Additional Info. This information will help the Certification Expert configure the device environment. Clear and comprehensive details will expedite the certification process.
    • Upload a Device Manual. This should be written in English and include detailed instructions for device setup and testing.
    • Accessory Requirements assist the Certification Expert in configuring the device environment. If the configuration requires accessories that are not on the market, please include these accessories in your shipment, e.g., "WiFi Router supporting 5Ghz, Magnetic tape, E26 socket mount."
    • Power Source notifies us if you need a special power source. If you have an external power supply, enclose it in your shipment, e.g., "Power Supply / Input 100-240V AC *5A, 50-60Hz / Output 19V DC 4.74A."
    • Other Comments let us know of any other features, or any precautions, we should take while configuring and testing your device. Accurate, relevant, and detailed information helps to expedite certification. For example: "Don't use on wet ground. Press power button for 5 seconds to reset the device."
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions. We maintain strict confidentiality on the information pertaining to your device, the problems and solutions encountered during the certification process, and the patents and designs. This is effective upon acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  • Click SUBMIT REQUEST FOR REVIEW.

Once submitted, your certification request will have Request in review status. The Request Details page will reflect the current status.

If your certification request passes the review stage, it will go into Waiting for device status. You can then proceed with shipping.

Ship your device

To ensure that you are not shipping an unauthorized device, do not ship your product until your request has Waiting for device status. We will send you an email when it is ready for shiopment.

Print SmartThings certification application

  • Carefully review our Shipment guidelines.
  • Click PRINT APPLICATION from the Request page to print a copy of the information you submitted in your request.
  • Attach it to your device before packaging and shipping it to the Global Certification Center.

When we receive your device, your request will go into Device in queue status. When certification testing begins, the request status will be Testing in progress.

If your certification request passes the testing stage, your device will gain Certified status. You can now schedule to publish your device.

Schedule to publish

Once your device is certified, you may select the catalog publication date. It will automatically be released through the SmartThings app on your designated date.

Schedule to publish SmartThings device

  • Click SCHEDULE TO PUBLISH.
  • Select a publication date (based on UTC) from the calendar. This must be at least three days from today.
  • If necessary, you can change the brand before publication.
  • In the Comment field, you can include information about features or other important notices.
  • Click the SCHEDULE TO PUBLISH button.

Your device will be published on your specified release date.

After successfully going through the above steps, the status of your device will change to Published. Your product will then be available in the SmartThings app for end-users to find and use.

SmartThings-compatible device

Follow these steps to register a SmartThings-compatible device in Developer Workspace.

  • Click START A NEW REQUEST and select the SmartThings-compatible option.
  • Select an approved Brand from the dropdown list. Learn more.
  • Click CREATE REQUEST.
  • On the Request Details page, click the link to view the self-test guidelines.
  • Check the box to verify that your Connector meets these guidelines.
  • Click COMPLETE SELF-TESTING.
  • Enter the alphanumeric Model Number(s).
  • Fill in Additional Info.
    • Enter your official Support Website Address.
    • Enter your official Support Email Address.
    • Enter the Planned Publish Date (based on UTC), which is the date of the market launch of the device.
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions. We maintain strict confidentiality on the information pertaining to your device, the problems and solutions encountered during the certification process, and the patents and designs. This is effective upon acceptance of the terms and conditions.
  • Click SUBMIT REQUEST FOR REVIEW.

You will be able to check the status of your publish request on the Request Details page.

Approval for SmartThings-compatible devices is provided in 2 business days. If approved, your device will be automatically published on your designated date. If your designated date is in the past, it will be released as soon as the review is passed.


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