Snap devices

Configuring devices

You will need at least snapd 2.30 on your device and access to a registered Snap Store Proxy.

To configure snapd on a device to talk to the proxy, you need to snap ack the signed assertion that allows snapd to trust the proxy, e.g.:

curl -sL http://<domain>/v2/auth/store/assertions | sudo snap ack /dev/stdin

Once snapd knows about the store assertion, you then have to configure it to use the proxy:

sudo snap set core proxy.store=STORE_ID

You can retrieve the STORE_ID using the status command on the Proxy server:

snap-proxy status

Disconnecting devices

If you want to later disconnect a device from the proxy:

sudo snap set core proxy.store=''

Note that the next time the device refreshes, it will get the upstream snap revisions (any overrides won't be in effect).

Obtaining serial assertions

Devices without a serial assertion are able to obtain one when using the Snap Store Proxy.

If your devices are configured to use a specific device-service.url via your gadget snap, then snapd will send the device registration request to that device service via the Snap Store Proxy. This means that you can use a specific serial-vault service to obtain serial assertions for your devices running behind a Snap Store Proxy. Make sure that your Snap Store Proxy is able to connect to this specific serial-vault service.

Note: Currently Snap Store Proxy allows only the https://serial-vault-partners.canonical.com serial-vault requests to pass through it. This means custom serial-vaults are not supported at the moment.

Next step

With devices connected to the proxy, you can create overrides to control snap updates on them.