Add a Device Group

Last updated on 24 February, 2021

You can use LogicMonitor’s REST API to programmatically add LogicMonitor device groups.

As with all of our API calls, authentication is required.


URI: /device/groups

You can POST the following properties for each device group:






parentId The id of the parent group for this device group (the root device group has an Id of 1) No. Defaults to 1 (root group) Integer “parentId”:1
name The name of the device group Yes String “name”:”MyDeviceGroup”
description The description of the device group No String “description”:”My device group description”
disableAlerting Indicates whether alerting is disabled (true) or enabled (false) for this device group No. Defaults to false Boolean “disableAlerting”:false
appliesTo The Applies to custom query for this group. Setting this field will make this a dynamic group. No. Defaults to a non-dynamic group String “appliesTo”:”system.displayname =~ \”Prod\””
customProperties The properties associated with this device group No JSON object “customProperties”:[{“name”:”location”,”value”:”12 E. Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA”}]


The following Python script adds a device group directly under the root group, and adds a property ‘customer’ for this group set to the value ‘A’:

#!/bin/env python

import requests
import json
import hashlib
import base64
import time
import hmac

#Account Info
AccessId ='48v2wRzfK94y53sq5EuF'
AccessKey ='H_D9i(f5~B^U36^K6i42=^nS~e75gy382Bf6{)P+'
Company = 'api'

#Request Info
httpVerb ='POST'
resourcePath = '/device/groups'
data = '{"name":"customerA","customProperties":[{"name":"customer","value":"A"}]}'

#Construct URL 
url = 'https://'+ Company +'' + resourcePath 

#Get current time in milliseconds
epoch = str(int(time.time() * 1000))

#Concatenate Request details
requestVars = httpVerb + epoch + data + resourcePath

#Construct signature
hmac1 =,msg=requestVars.encode(),digestmod=hashlib.sha256).hexdigest()
signature = base64.b64encode(hmac1.encode())

#Construct headers
auth = 'LMv1 ' + AccessId + ':' + signature.decode() + ':' + epoch
headers = {'Content-Type':'application/json','Authorization':auth}

#Make request
response =, data=data, headers=headers)

#Print status and body of response
print('Response Status:',response.status_code)
print('Response Body:',response.content)
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