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# Overview The ontology is a list of standard terms used throughout this documentation, which are necessary to understand the Droplit system. Many of these terms may already be familiar to smart device users. # Terminology # Overview The ontology is a list of standard terms used throughout this documentation, which are necessary to understand the Droplit system. Many of these terms may already be familiar to smart device users. # Terminology | Term | Definition | |:-----|:-----------| | Account | The user's account in the Droplit system. | | Alias | A human-readable name for a unique ID, which must also be unique. | | Application | A program that connects to a Droplit server. | | Client | An instance of the Droplit system (server) or an external program that connects to a Droplit server (application). | | Container | An object used by the Droplit system to organize devices the system controls. | | Credential | A mode of authorization, connected to a specific interface, into the Droplit system. | | Curated Service Class | A service class that is available by default inside the Droplit system. | | Developer Command Line | A console through which the Droplit system can be accessed. | | Device | A virtual representation of a smart device inside the Droplit system. | | Domain | An alias for an ecosystem. | | Ecosystem | A top-level container in the Droplit system, which encapsulates all other container types. | | Edge Server | The software that creates a connection to the Droplit.io cloud from a local network server. | | Edge ID | The used in the Edge server to identify a local device in the Droplit cloud. | | Endpoint | An entry point into the Droplit API. | | Environment | A container that represents a physical location in space. | | HTTP Status Code | A response given from an endpoint containing an HTTP status. | | Hub | A hardware device that interfaces directly with the Droplit server. | | ID | A unique identifier for a container, server, or object. | | Metadata | Non-standard data associated with an object, usually structured as JSON. | | Server | An instance of the Droplit system. | | Service | The implementation of a service class. | | Service Class | The definition of standard events, properties, and methods used with devices. | | Token | An authentication credential required to access an API endpoint. | | Trace Command Line | A console through which the Droplit system can be accessed in real time. | | WebSocket SDK | The program which allows applications to access the Droplit system. | | Zone | A grouping of devices. |