Onboarding Tool and Generic Client: Linux App


Project Setup

IoTivity-lite API

To import the IoTivity-lite API Binary into the OTGC Linux App project:

  1. Create a new directory called lib in the project root.

  2. Create a new directory called jni into <otgc-linux>/lib

  3. Copy iotivity.jar into <otgc-linux>/lib.

  4. Copy libiotivity-lite.so into <otgc-linux>/lib/jni

  5. Install iotivity-lite.jar into the local Maven repository

    mvn install:install-file \
     -Dfile=lib/iotivity-lite.jar \
     -DgroupId=org.iotivity \
     -DartifactId=iotivity-lite \
     -Dversion=1.0 \
     -Dpackaging=jar \

To run or to debug the OTGC application in an IDE, the following command as to be added as VM argument to link iotivity-lite library to the project:



IoTivity-lite Linux API

The steps required to build the binary of the IoTivity-lite Linux API are shown below:

  1. Change to the swig branch.
    git checkout swig
  2. Go to the linux directory.
    cd <iotivity-lite>/port/linux
  3. Execute the command to build the library.

Once built, the library can be found at:



The steps to build the OTGC are shown below:

  1. To build the project, execute the command:
    mvn jfx:jar
  2. When the project is built, go to the Debian directory
    cd <otgc-linux>/build/debian
  3. To create the Debian package, execute the command:
    ./otgc_native.sh <otgc-linux>/target/jfx/app

Once the Debian package is build, it can be found in:




Debian package

The OTGC application requires the following packages:

This packages can install through the next command:

sudo apt-get install <package>

where package is the name of the package to install.

The installation of the OTGC won’t be possible if the above packages are not installed. Once all dependencies are installed, to install the debian package, use the next command:

sudo dpkg -i otgc-<version>.deb

where version is the target version of the package to install (e.g. 1.0.0).

To run the application when it has been installed:

  1. Click on the menu icon.
  2. Search OTGC in search box.
  3. Click on OTGC application.

The OTGC application will start in a few seconds.

To uninstall the aplication, use the next command:

sudo dpkg -r otgc

Script to build and install

The following command executes all steps indicated above for building and installing on Linux (ubuntu 18)

curl https://openconnectivity.github.io/otgc-linux/setup.sh bash

note: when the executable does start, please reinstall jfx manually by entering on the commandline:

sudo apt-get install openjfx=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2 libopenjfx-java=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2 libopenjfx-jni=8u161-b12-1ubuntu2

and start otgc on the command line: /usr/bin/otgc.sh

For rasbian (stretch) use:

curl https://openconnectivity.github.io/otgc-linux/setup-pi.sh bash

Note for building on a raspberry pi the Archicture needs to be armhf and has to run a windowing system (for example raspbian), This change can be made in the file /build/debian/control.


This library is released under Apache 2.0 license (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt).

Please see the file ‘LICENSE.md’ in the root folder for further information.