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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)
Title Page
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Configuring IoT devices to AWS IoT

In this section, we will configure an IoT device in order to access AWS IoT. Several steps should be taken to complete the registration process:

  1. Firstly, we create a thing type. You can perform this task on the Manage | Types menu from AWS IoT Console and then click on the Create button. Fill in the type name and attributes for your IoT device. For instance, we give a thing type as IoT-Device with  name as the thing attribute :

  1. After this has been created, you should see it on the Types screen from the AWS IoT dashboard, as shown in the following screenshot:

  1. Next, we add three IoT devices into AWS IoT. Navigate to Manage| Things on the AWS IoT dashboard. Then, you add a thing name and its attribute as shown in the screenshot below the table. The following is our configuration of IoT devices:

Device name

Thing name

Thing attribute

Raspberry Pi 3



Arduino Yún



ESP32 board



  1. After we have added three IoT devices, you should...