Downloading the nRF Connect for Cloud certificate

You can download the nRF Connect for Cloud certificate for your nRF9160 DK from nRF Connect for Cloud.

Complete the following steps to download the certificate:

  1. Go to nRF Connect for Cloud ( and sign in.
  2. Click the menu icon in the top-right corner and select Account.
  3. In the Device Certificates section, enter your device ID and ownership code.
    Device ID
    The device ID is composed of nrf- and the 15-digit International Mobile (Station) Equipment Identity (IMEI) number that is printed on the label of your nRF9160 DK. For example: nrf-123456789012345
    Ownership code
    The ownership code is the PIN or the hardware ID of your Development Kit (DK). You can find it on the label of your nRF9160 DK. If the label contains a PIN in addition to the IMEI number, enter this PIN. If it does not contain a PIN, enter the HWID HEX code, with or without colons. For example: AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF or AABBCCDDEEFF

    You need to enter this information several times while setting up your nRF9160 DK. Therefore, it can be helpful to note it down somewhere on your PC.

    Note: The ownership code serves as a password and proves that you own the specific nRF9160 DK. Therefore, you should not share it with anyone.
  4. Click Download Certificate and save the *.cert.json file to a folder of your choice.
    Note: The certificate contains all information that is needed to connect your nRF9160 DK to nRF Connect for Cloud. Therefore, you should not share the certificate with anyone.