Connecting to Amazon IoT Core - Amazon IoT Core
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Connecting to Amazon IoT Core

Amazon IoT Core supports connections with IoT devices, wireless gateways, services, and apps. Devices connect to the Amazon IoT Core so they can send data to and receive data from Amazon IoT services and other devices. Apps and other services also connect to Amazon IoT Core to control and manage the IoT devices and process the data from your IoT solution. This section describes how to choose the best way to connect and communicate with Amazon IoT Core for each aspect of your IoT solution.


            Image showing how Amazon IoT Core provides device endpoints to connect IoT devices
                to Amazon IoT and service endpoints to connect apps and other services to Amazon IoT Core.

There are several ways to interact with Amazon IoT. Apps and services can use the Amazon IoT Core service endpoints and devices can connect to Amazon IoT Core by using the Amazon IoT device endpoints or Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN gateways and devices.

Amazon IoT Core service endpoints

The Amazon IoT Core service endpoints provide access to functions that control and manage your Amazon IoT solution.

Amazon IoT device endpoints

The Amazon IoT device endpoints support communication between your IoT devices and Amazon IoT.

  • Endpoints

    The device endpoints are specific to your account and you can see what they are by using the describe-endpoint command.

    For more information about these endpoints and the functions that they support, see Amazon IoT device data and service endpoints.

  • SDKs

    The Amazon IoT Device SDKs provide language-specific support for the Message Queueing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and WebSocket Secure (WSS) protocols, which devices use to communicate with Amazon IoT. Amazon Mobile SDKs also provide support for MQTT device communications, Amazon IoT APIs, and the APIs of other Amazon services on mobile devices.

  • Authentication

    The device endpoints use X.509 certificates or Amazon IAM users with credentials to authenticate users.

  • Learn more

    For more information and links to SDK references, see Amazon IoT Device SDKs.

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN gateways and devices

Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN connects wireless gateways and devices to Amazon IoT Core.

  • Endpoints

    Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN manages the gateway connections to account and Region-specific Amazon IoT Core endpoints. Gateways can connect to your account's Configuration and Update Server (CUPS) endpoint that Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN provides.

    Endpoint purpose

    Endpoint format

    Serves

    Configuration and Update Server (CUPS)

    account-specific-prefix.cups.lorawan.aws-region.amazonaws.com:443

    Gateway communication with the Configuration and Update Server provided by Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN

    LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS)

    account-specific-prefix.gateway.lorawan.aws-region.amazonaws.com:443

    Gateway communication with the LoRaWAN Network Server provided by Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN

  • SDKs

    The Amazon IoT Wireless API that Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN is built on is supported by the Amazon SDK. For more information, see Amazon SDKs and Toolkits.

  • Authentication

    Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN device communications use X.509 certificates to secure communications with Amazon IoT.

  • Learn more

    For more information about configuring and connecting wireless devices, see Amazon IoT Core for LoRaWAN.