Posted On: Nov 29, 2017
Starting today, AWS IoT Core is providing new authentication mechanisms that allow you to connect your devices to AWS. Using the custom authentication feature, customers can utilize bearer token authentication strategies, such as OAuth, to connect to AWS without using a X.509 certificate on their devices. With this, customers can reuse their existing authentication mechanism that they have already invested in.
AWS IoT Core also now makes it easier for devices to access other AWS services, such as to upload an image to S3. After a customer’s device is authenticated with a X.509 certificate, AWS IoT Core can exchange the X.509 certificate for IAM credentials associated with a predefined IAM role, and return it back to the device. This feature removes the need for customers to store multiple credentials on their devices.
These features are now available in US East (N Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Dublin), and EU (London) AWS regions.