Computing devices such as wearable devices are often used on enterprise settings. Customers benefit from secure purchase, provisioning, and management of devices. This disclosure describes secure mechanisms to track device purchases, to authenticate devices as genuine and in possession of a customer, and to provide tools that enable customers to manage their devices. Per the described techniques, each manufactured device is provisioned with a unique serial number and a key. Devices that are sold to an end customer (e.g., through a distributor) are authenticated using the serial number and the key. A database is maintained that records device status for each manufactured device, where devices that are not associated with a particular customer are marked as pending devices.
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Anonymous, "Secure Authentication and Provisioning of Hardware Devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 18, 2020)