When additional support is needed for configuring your Edge MC, the Edge MC Remote Support service can be enabled to allow Tulip's Customer Support Team to have access to the device.
The Edge MC Remote Support service is a device feature that is disabled by default, but can be enabled by logging into the Edge MC Portal.
The Edge MC Remote Support service creates a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel to a trusted Tulip server, thereby providing a secure access point for Tulip's Support Team.
The service requires that the device:
Is connected to the internet
Has outgoing access to the Tulip Cloud on ports 443 and 80.
The service remains enabled for a default period of 24 hours, but can be revoked at anytime through the Edge MC Portal.
Enabling Remote Support
There are two ways to enable this feature.
Method 1 - Through the Edge MC Portal
To enable Remote Support from the Edge MC Portal, begin at the Edge MC Portal homepage.
Toggle the option on the right side of the page labeled Remote Access.
You will be prompted with a dialog to set a Session Name. This is optional, and leaving the session name as the pre-loaded input is preferred.
Press Turn on Remote Access to continue.
You will then be presented with a Session Name and Session Password:
Securely share this information with Tulip to allow access to the remote session.
The session can be ended prematurely at any time by toggling the menu item on the Edge MC Portal.
Method 2 - Though a Hardware Button Press
There is a second option for enabling the Edge MC Remote Support feature that requires physical access to the device.
Pressing the RST button on the Edge MC for 10 seconds, until the red light stops blinking, will enable a Remote Support session with a default Session Name and Session Password.
This will enable remote support until manually turned off through the Edge MC Portal, a Factory Reset, or by Tulip's Support Team. For this reason, this is not the preferred method of enabling the Gateway Remote Support feature.