Posted On: Apr 30, 2020

Today, AWS announced the general availability of Multi-Account Registration, a new feature of AWS IoT Core that simplifies the device registration process and makes it possible to easily move devices between customers’ multiple AWS accounts in the same Region. This reduces the complexity of registering devices to AWS IoT Core and helps customers accelerate the development lifecycle for their IoT implementations.

Currently, many AWS IoT Core customers receive a unique, buyer-specific Certificate Authority (CA) from their component or device manufacturers. They then use this specific certificate when registering and connecting their devices to AWS IoT. AWS IoT Core Multi-Account Registration eliminates this step, allowing developers to register their device certificates without requiring a CA to be registered with AWS IoT.

Customers often manage different AWS accounts to differentiate between testing and production workloads. Today, they need to manage different certificates for a single device to connect to multiple accounts. Now, they can use Multi-Account Registration to register the same device certificate across their multiple AWS accounts within the same AWS Region. They can then easily move devices from one account to the other by simply changing the AWS IoT Core endpoint the devices connect to. This further simplifies the device registration process and helps them rapidly move from testing to production.

Semiconductor manufacturers can use the Multi-Account Registration feature to pre-configure silicon components like secure elements with X.509 certificates and private keys, ensuring devices built using these components are qualified to connect to AWS IoT by default. Customers can then purchase and use these pre-qualified components, which simplifies their development cycle and helps them accelerate their time to market. Currently, the following semiconductor manufacturers have parts pre-qualified to work with the Multi-Account Registration feature of AWS IoT Core: NXP EdgeLock SE050, Infineon’s OPTIGATM Trust M, Microchip ATECC608A, STMicroelectronics STM32L4+ Discovery Kit IoT Node, and Espressif ESP32-WROOM-32SE.

AWS IoT Core Multi-Account Registration is offered at no additional charge to AWS IoT Core pricing, and is now generally available in all Regions where AWS IoT Core is available. To learn more about this feature, please see the AWS IoT Core Multi-Account Registration Developer documentation.