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Edge Device Authenticators
If you have Edge devices that need to authenticate with the ThingWorx Platform and prefer not to use a user/password or ThingWorx app-key authentication scheme, you can create a custom authentication scheme by implementing an edge device authenticator.
An edge device authenticator extension is primarily built using the SecurityClaimsAuthenticator and SecurityClaims ThingWorx platform API classes. SecurityClaims is used to specify the security claims for the edge device that are used to authenticate with the platform, while SecurityClaimsAuthenticator provides the framework to implement an extension that processes and validates those security claims.