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Learning AWS IoT

By : Agus Kurniawan
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Learning AWS IoT

By: Agus Kurniawan

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things market increased a lot in the past few years and IoT development and its adoption have showed an upward trend. Analysis and predictions say that Enterprise IoT platforms are the future of IoT. AWS IoT is currently leading the market with its wide range of device support SDKs and versatile management console. This book initially introduces you to the IoT platforms, and how it makes our IoT development easy. It then covers the complete AWS IoT Suite and how it can be used to develop secure communication between internet-connected things such as sensors, actuators, embedded devices, smart applications, and so on. The book also covers the various modules of AWS: AWS Greengrass, AWS device SDKs, AWS IoT Platform, AWS Button, AWS Management consoles, AWS-related CLI, and API references, all with practical use cases. Near the end, the book supplies security-related best practices to make bi-directional communication more secure. When you've finished this book, you'll be up-and-running with the AWS IoT Suite, and building IoT projects.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Selecting your IoT devices for AWS IoT

We already know that there are a lot of IoT devices on the market. To work with AWS IoT, Amazon provides guidelines about a list of IoT devices with supported AWS IoT. You can read it at Otherwise, you can use own IoT devices and ensure that they are compatible with AWS IoT SDK by referring to

From this, you can make a self-assessment when you select an IoT device for the AWS IoT platform. You can verify your selection with the following questions:

  • Does the IoT device have a network capability? A network capability probably can identity network features such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and LoRa.
  • Does the IoT device network module give support for the AWS IoT protocol? Make sure your IoT device can communicate with external devices through HTTP, MQTT, or MQTT over Websocket.

If your IoT device does not fit these criteria, your IoT device can connect...