This is a quick guide for getting started with photons when working with IxD-IoT. There is more detailed information available at the particle.io Docs pages.
First off, you need to create an account with particle.io. Follow this link to go to the particle login page, click on 'sign up' and follow the instructions to create an account.
This is available at both the Apple App Store and in Google Play. It's useful for claiming and monitoring your devices.
It's through this step that the photon becomes assigned to you. To do this:
Hopefully the photon should now appear under the My Devices view of the app. Go into the particle console website and you should also see your device there.