Retrieve a single device from the Meshblu registry.

Retrieve a device from the Meshblu device registry by it's uuid. In order to retrieve a target device, your connection must be authenticated as a device that is in the target device's discover.view whitelist. See the Meshblu whitelist documentation for more information.

Event: "device", query, callback

  • query Query object, must contain only the uuid property.
    • uuid UUID of the device to retrieve.
  • callback Function that will be called with a result.
    • result Object passed to the callback. Contains either the device or error key, but never both.
      • device The full device record from the Meshblu registry.
      • error String explaining the what went wrong. Is only present if something went wrong


Check the permissions

Your device must exist in the other device's discover.view whitelist or no device will be returned. See the Meshblu whitelist documentation for more information.


No 404

In Meshblu, it is not possible to distinguish between a device not existing and not having permission to view a device. In most of the Meshblu API calls, the error in both cases yields the protocol-specific equivalent of an HTTP 404: Not Found. The Socket.IO API, however, returns the error Forbidden. This is for backwards compatibility and will likely change with the next major version release of the Socket.IO API.

Successful Response

When requesting a valid device that the authorized device may view:

  "device": {
    "uuid": "26de691f-8068-4cdc-907a-4cb5961a1aba",
    "online": true,
    "color": "green"

Error Response

When requesting a non-existing device, or a device the authenticated device may not view:

  "error": "Forbidden"