This article covers the different ways that you can open device and network profiles. We'll cover how to open and access device and network profiles. Currently are three ways to pull up the device/networking profiles:
- The simplest being by double clicking from the Inventory list view.
- Using Quick Search
- and finally via links.
Obtaining A Profile URL
You can obtain the URL for a device or network profile by clicking the link icon in the upper right corner of the profile. This will copy the URL of that profile to the clipboard.
Constructing A Profile URL
You can also build the URL if you know the device reference or network reference for the target, which can be displayed in the device / network inventory, or obtained via the REST API.
A device or network profile URL is constructed in the following way:
where <ip|host> is the IP address or host name of the machine where Asset Center is running, and <num> is the device reference, which is always a numeral. Therefore, if we wanted to link to the device profile of the Field PG from the above screenshot, which is color coded in yellow because it's a laptop, and our OTbase Inventory would reside on localhost, the URL would be
The reason why references are used rather than device IDs is that you can change device IDs for a given asset, but you cannot change references. Therefore, if someone changes the device ID of an asset that you link to, you don't need to change the URL. It will still open the device profile of that asset, even though the device ID has changed.