The Internet of Things on AWS – Official Blog

Category: AWS IoT Core

Detect anomalies on connected devices using AWS IoT Device Defender

We often see security breaches depicted in media and popular culture. In the HBO series Silicon Valley, a compromised refrigerator is used by hacker Gilfoyle to run a malicious piece of software. The reality of connected devices isn’t very different from this fictitious scenario. The compromised refrigerator can send consumer data to unauthorized endpoints. Connected […]

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How AWS IoT Core is Helping Customers Navigate the Upcoming Distrust of Symantec Certificate Authorities

NOTE: This blog post describes important public key infrastructure (PKI) issues related to browser and mobile application connectivity to AWS IoT Core. For information about public key certificates and TLS, see Chain of Trust and Certificate Authorities in High Performance Browser Networking. Overview Google, Apple, and Mozilla have announced that, starting October, 2018, they will […]

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Perform Protocol Conversion at the Edge with AWS Lambda and AWS Greengrass

In industrial automation, you will find dozens of protocols used by devices and PLC vendors: OPC-UA, Modbus TCP, serial, and more. In fact, often in just one facility, it is common to find two similar processes performing the same function with different equipment. AWS Greengrass reduces the operational overhead for businesses to change protocols as […]

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Ensure Secure Communication with AWS IoT Core Using the Certificate Vending Machine Reference Application

X.509 certificates are used to ensure secure communication between IoT devices and AWS IoT Core. Devices use these certificates to connect to AWS IoT Core using TLS mutual authentication. AWS IoT Core uses TLS mutual authentication to encrypt data as it moves between AWS IoT Core and other devices or other AWS services. A X.509 certificate […]

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How to Implement MQTT with TLS Client Authentication on Port 443 from Client Devices (Python)

Application Layer Protocol Negotiation (ALPN) is an extension to TLS that enables clients connecting to a TLS server to pass an extra parameter, known as a ProtocolNameList. The ProtocolNameList is a preference-ordered list of the application protocols that the client would like to use to communicate. AWS IoT Core now allows you to connect devices […]

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Developing Amazon FreeRTOS with Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio Version 8

Update: This issue was patched in Amazon FreeRTOS version 1.2.4 to overcome the out-of-the-box experience challenges.  The root cause will be fixed in the upcoming Texas Instruments compiler release.   Last month, Texas Instruments (TI) launched Code Composer Studio (CCS) version 8, which includes the TI MCU compiler version 18.1.1. The Amazon FreeRTOS project for […]

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MQTT with TLS client authentication on port 443: Why it is useful and how it works

The AWS IoT Core service now allows you to connect devices using MQTT with TLS client authentication on port 443.  Previously this combination of protocol and authentication mechanism was only supported on port 8883.  So what’s the big deal? Read on to learn more about how this feature makes it easier to connect your devices […]

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How to Use Substitution Templates in the Rules Engine to Enrich IoT Messages

Post by Marcos Ortiz, an AWS Solutions Architect The AWS IoT platform allows you to use substitution templates to augment the JSON data returned when a rule is triggered and AWS IoT performs a rule action. The syntax for a substitution template is ${expression}, where expression can be any expression supported by AWS IoT in SELECT or WHERE clauses. For […]

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Samsung Selects AWS IoT for Cloud Print with Help from ClearScale

Background ClearScale was founded in 2011, with a focus on delivering best-of-breed cloud systems integration, application development, and managed services. We are an AWS Premier Consulting Partner with competencies in Migration, DevOps, Marketing & Commerce, Big Data, and Mobile. Our experienced engineers, architects, and developers are all certified or accredited by AWS. We have a […]

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How to route messages from devices to Salesforce IoT Cloud

AWS IoT customers can now route messages from devices directly to Salesforce IoT Cloud with a new AWS IoT Rules Engine Action that requires only configuration. As part of the strategic relationship between AWS and Salesforce, the combination of AWS IoT and Salesforce IoT Cloud allows you to enrich the messages coming from your devices […]

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