Creating the Industrial IoT plugin role - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

Applies to
Industrial IoT
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Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Industrial IoT

Before you can configure and use the plugin, you must create the plugin role in Config Tool.

What you should know

  • The HTTP Server, TCP Server, and MQTT Protocol are part of the Industrial IoT plugin role.
  • The BACnet, Modbus, OPC Client, and SNMP Manager plugins each have their own plugin role.
  • IMPORTANT: When creating the plugin role, be sure to give the database a unique name to avoid using the same database. Each instance of the Modbus, BACnet, OPC, and SNMP Manager plugins must have its own role database, otherwise data corruption may occur.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. In the Plugins task, click Add an entity (), and select Plugin.
    The plugin creation wizard opens.
  3. On the Specific info page, select the server on which the plugin role is hosted, the plugin type, and the database for the plugin role, and then click Next.
    If you do not use expansion servers in your system, the Server option is not displayed.
  4. On the Basic information page, specify the role information:
    1. Enter the Entity name.
    2. Enter the Entity description.
    3. Select the Partition for the plugin role.
      If you do not use partitions in your system, the Partition option is not displayed. Partitions are logical groupings used to control the visibility of entities. Only users who are members of that partition can view or modify the role.
    4. Click Next.
  5. On the Creation summary page, review the information, and then click Create, or Back to make changes.
    After the plugin role is created, the following message is displayed: The operation was successful.
  6. Click Close.


The plugin role appears in the entity browser. If you selected an input type, the corresponding icon is displayed in the I/O list, next to the input name. You can change the input type icons on the Input definitions page of the Intrusion Manager role.