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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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Securing communication between AWS IoT and IoT devices

We need to have a secure communication between IoT device and AWS IoT. To achieve this goal, AWS IoT applies a security certificate as a part of securing communication. When we register a new IoT device, we also provide a security certificate file that is generated by AWS IoT or upload our own security certificate.

Since AWS IoT uses a security certificate, our IoT devices should support this feature. Ensure that your IoT device supports SSL certificates. Arduino Yún and Raspberry Pi 3 are examples of IoT devices with a supported SSL certificate. This certificate file should be uploaded to your IoT device.

Each IoT device has its own guidelines to upload a security certificate file. For Arduino Yún and Raspberry Pi 3, you can read how to work with AWS IoT in Chapter 2, Connecting IoT Devices to AWS IoT Platform.