IoT Configuration Management by qbee AS
linux automation

IoT Configuration Management

Automate your Linux system with IoT configuration management. Use qbee’s built-in automations to handle users, passwords, firewall, NTP servers, package or software updates, ssh keys and much more. In addition, our advanced file distribution allows to distribute files, certificates and run scripts. A comprehensive group policy concept ensures that fleet devices obtain common or individual configurations, even with templating options. All configuration can be accessed through a REST API to connect third party systems.

iot configuration management

Automation Features

UI based configuration

Use our intuitive UI to configure users, passwords, firewall, NTP servers, watch processes and much more.

Increased security

Distribute or rotate ssh keys through UI or REST API. Deploy and update certificates or user passwords.

Docker orchestration

Manage Docker containers and do powerful container orchestration with docker compose.

Distribute files & scripts

Distribute files and scripts. Invoke commands or scripts after file distribution to address complex configuration.

Connectivity watchdog

Use this watchdog to reboot the system in case of connectivity loss fixing USB modem problems.

Monitor processes

Monitor any process and ensure that it runs. qbee lets you restart any process that died and this is reported.

Pull based configuration

The qbee agent always enforces the last configuration state. Ideal for offline IoT devices or in case of patchy connectivity.

Group based configuration

Define individual configuration settings for different groups, subgroups or specific IoT devices.

Audit & device logs

Our audit log records all changes. A device log shows configuration changes and the output from scripts or commands.

qbee offers a secure and consistent pull-based IoT configuration management solution for Linux devices ranging from small proof-of-concept deployments to operating large fleets of IoT edge devices.

With our intuitive UI, many standard Linux automation tasks can be handled easily, such as configuring firewall rules, setting NTP servers, installing or updating software packages, managing users and passwords, defining SSH keys, and monitoring and restarting processes.

In IoT for industrial automation it is important to ensure that all devices receive their specific configuration. Therefore we create an audit entry for each change and log the confirmed configuration action of the device as well. This gives detailed insights into the configuration and state of large fleets of devices, also supported by the 30 day metric information that qbee automatically gathers.

Our customers who use mobile data connections value our simple watchdog feature, which triggers when connectivity is lost. qbee is all about making IoT configuration management less complex. For advanced system administrators, our file distribution and post command options provide the flexibility to achieve any specific configuration, no matter how complex. All this while the operations team does not have to worry about how to maintain security and scalability or even operate the infrastructure needed.

How to benefit from IoT configuration management?

Save Time

qbee gives you an immediate time to value and ensures that your development projects stray on track.

Save Costs

By using a SaaS solution that works out of the box you save both development costs and operating expenses over the lifecycle.

Increase Security

Using a proven device management platform improves security. Use IoT configuration management to harden edge devices.


It is difficult to find Linux system administrators. We help other team members with encoded knowledge.

Device Agnostic

qbee IoT configuration management works device and platform agnostic. Use any hardware or cloud backend platform.

Audit Logs

In IoT for industrial automation an audit trail about who has made configuration changes or accessed IoT devices is important.