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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
Book Image

Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Understanding provisioning

The major item still left to discuss, before we have an infrastructure where we can control ownership of the information it generates, is provisioning. Provisioning is the means to control who can access your devices, and do what with them.

The IEEE IoT Harmonization working group, which we presented in previous chapters, provides an extension to XMPP for provisioning. (This interface is based on legacy interfaces defined in XEP-0324.) The provisioning extension provides things with decision support in answering three main questions:

  • Am I allowed to accept a presence subscription request from an entity?
  • Am I allowed to be read by an entity, and if so, which data?
  • Am I allowed to be controlled by an entity, and if so, which parameters?

The provisioning extension defines the concept of a provisioning server to which all things can ask the aforementioned questions when necessary. The provisioning server in turn makes sure to ask the owner, when the owner is available,...