Insight provides powerful APIs that enable new applications and business intelligence, fueled by Wi-Fi network data.

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Aerohive Insight provides a set of powerful APIs that enable retail customers, education organizations and enterprises to leverage their Wi-Fi network data through customized applications and networking integrations. This results in new business intelligence, reduced cost, increased revenue and improved user experiences. Insight includes APIs for presence, location, monitoring, identity and configuration to support a broad range of applications and use cases.


  • Presence, location, monitoring, identity and configuration APIs
  • Enables tailored business applications and network integrations
  • Reference Applications
  • Comprehensive Developer Program
  • Presence and Location

    Presence data for client devices associated and non-associated with Access Points (engagement, conversion rate, footfall) • Location data for client devices associated and non-associated with Access Points (geo-coordinates, XY coordinates) • Real-time streaming of device location updates via webhooks

    Reference Applications based on Presence and Location APIs

      StoreSight (HTML5) • StoreTraffic (HTML5)

  • Monitoring APIs

    Network Equipment APIs

      List Access Points for a customer account • Information about the Access Point (e.g. MAC address, model information, Hive OS) • AP status (e.g. connection status/uptime, CPU and memory usage)

    End User Device APIs
      Number of devices connected to network • Information about the device (e.g. application usage, MAC and IP address, OS) • Filter connected clients based on AP and location

  • Identity APIs

    APIs for creation and distribution of user credentials

      Create • Update/Renew • Delete • Send • Query

    Applications based on Identity APIs
      Kiosk (iOS-iPad) and Guest Check-In (HTML5)

  • Configuration APIs

    Manage SSID settings • Blacklisting of client devices

  • Datasheet


    Aerohive Insight Datasheet (322 KB)

  • Solutions Brief


    Aerohive Insight Solution Overview (549 KB)

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    Aerohive and Statistica Solution Brief: Intelligent Wi-Fi Analytics for Business (724 KB)

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    Aerohive and Cloud4Wi: Transforming the Connected Experience for Retail (592 KB)

Features of Insight

Presence and Location APIs

The location APIs enable a variety of use cases relevant to retail and enterprise customers. Example uses include heat maps that show where in stores customers spend more time, or how many customers are present in stores over the course of a day. This data can be used to optimize staff presence, shorten queuing time or analyze repeat visit patterns of known customers. Another example are time-and-attendance applications that analyze presence of employees inside a corporate building.

Key API features:

  • Presence and location data for associated or non-associated client devices.
  • Streaming presence and location data in real time via webhooks.
Identity APIs

Insight offers a rich set of APIs for managing and distributing user credentials. In combination with Aerohive’s unique private PSK feature, it is possible to create customized workflows that enable secure, profile-based network access for employee personal and guest devices.

Example uses for identity APIs are guest access management, self-service on-boarding of employee personal devices in enterprises and education organizations or automation of password installation for large numbers of student devices in K-12 schools.

Monitoring APIs

Monitoring APIs include a robust set of functionality that will be especially useful to SPs/MSPs and large enterprises. Use cases include integration of Aerohive Wi-Fi network data into consolidated management systems that aggregate data from multiple networks and/or customers; or the creation of customized, role-based dashboards so that the relevant information is presented for different user groups. As an example, the marketing and IT departments in a retail corporation require different views of network data.

Monitoring APIs are separated into:

  • Network equipment APIs that expose data about the Access Points on the network.
  • Client device APIs that expose data about the end-user devices on the network.
Configuration APIs

With the Configuration APIs, customers can provision their network directly from the Aerohive Cloud Services Platform. Enterprises and MSP will find these APIs useful, to create customized configuration functionality and to facilitate managing larger Wi-Fi deployments.

Developer Enablement

A comprehensive program supports our development partners so that they can fully leverage the APIs and shorten time-to-deployment of their applications and system integrations.

Our developer portal lets partners access the APIs, documentation and sample code. Support for development partners is also provided through the portal. In addition, Aerohive provides reference applications, to illustrate sample use cases and speed up development time.

Big Data Platform 

A state-of-the-art Big Data platform ensures that network data can be collected, analyzed and shaped through APIs that support customers’ and developers’ current and future needs. Powerful processing pipelines facilitate aggregation of Aerohive network data, enabling the platform to provide unified access to all of the Insight APIs. This ensures complete flexibility in the analysis of data for our customers.

Interested in becoming a Development Partner?

Visit our developer portal to learn more about our APIs and how to register for our developer program.

Reference Applications

Reference Applications illustrate sample use cases, help spark ideas for new applications and shorten time-to-deployment. Aerohive makes reference applications available to our registered development partners and end customers.

Store Traffic

The StoreTraffic reference application uses the location and presence APIs to illustrate how Aerohive Wi-Fi network data can drive powerful retail analytics for store managers and marketing departments.

Guest Check-In

Guest Check-In leverages the identity APIs to illustrate sample features for the rapid on-boarding of visitors onto the corporate network by a lobby ambassador.

Retail Analytics

Insights into customer behaviour

Retail analytics provide highly relevant information to support a variety of decisions, from promotions planning to employee scheduling. Aerohive and Cloud4Wi have partnered to provide retailers with a powerful Wi-Fi solution to implement omnichannel retailing and engage with customers more quickly and easily.

Self-Service BYOD

Simplified on-boarding of personal devices

The College of Idaho used our Identity APIs to develop a new self-service feature that lets students generate secure network keys for their personal devices. The feature was simply added to the existing student portal, Yotenet.

Time & Attendance Analytics

Insights about your employees and office buildings.

Time & Attendance Analytics inside a corporate office can provide information for use in space planning, employee hot-desking or network analysis. This use case can be enabled by location and identity APIs.