Create a device profileThis article explains how to create a device profile on Developer Workspace. A device profile contains the components, capabilities, and metadata (ID, name, ownership, etc.) that define a SmartThings device. Go to Developer WorkspaceIn the Developer Workspace, go to Develop > Devices > Device Profiles. Then click on the + CREATE A NEW DEVICE PROFILE if this is your first device profile. Otherwise, click on + NEW to add another device profile. ImportantYou can also create a device profile when integrating a new device. Set your device profile information Enter Device profile name. Provide an easily identifiable name for your device profile. Enter a unique VID (Vendor ID). This is an alphanumeric identifier for your device. Enter a Description for your device. Enter a Device Type (e.g. “Light”) to help categorize the device profile. Define components and capabilities Add Capabilities. Click “Add capability”. A modal screen will pop up with a list of capabilities for you to select from. Read the capabilities reference to see what commands and attributes are associated with each capability. Assign a capability to the Dashboard state and Dashboard command. These selections generate a default UI for the device in the SmartThings app. Learn about developing custom plugins for devices. If you want to customize your device plugin, you can upload your plugin file (.ppk). Click Save. You can see your device profile in the device profile menu. You may use the “Action” link to edit or delete the device profile. Next stepsYou can now associate your device profile with a device. During device creation, you also have the option to create a new device profile. Create a directly connected device that connects directly to SmartThings Cloud. Create a cloud-connected device that connects indirectly to SmartThings Cloud via a third-party cloud.