Posted On: May 12, 2023

AWS CloudFormation now supports AWS IoT Core thing group, thing type and billing group resources. AWS CloudFormation is an infrastructure as code (IaC) service that allows you to easily model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources. You can now use an AWS CloudFormation template to pre-configure and deploy AWS IoT Core registry resources for your targeted Internet of Things (IoT) solution in a secure, efficient, and repeatable way.

AWS IoT Core is a fully managed service that lets you connect billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to AWS without provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure. AWS IoT Core provides a registry to establish an identity for devices and track metadata, such as the devices’ attributes and capabilities. Within this registry, you can use ‘thing group (static thing group and dynamic thing group)’ and ’thing type’ to organize things, and use ‘billing group’ to tag resources for cost and usage allocation. Thing groups, billing groups and thing types in AWS CloudFormation templates are available in all regions where AWS IoT Core is available. All resource types in IoT Core registry are now supported by AWS CloudFormation. For more information, visit the IoT resource type reference.