Welcome - AWS IoT
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Welcome

AWS IoT

AWS IoT provides secure, bi-directional communication between Internet-connected devices (such as sensors, actuators, embedded devices, or smart appliances) and the AWS cloud. You can discover your custom IoT-Data endpoint to communicate with, configure rules for data processing and integration with other services, organize resources associated with each device (Registry), configure logging, and create and manage policies and credentials to authenticate devices.

The service endpoints that expose this API are listed in AWS IoT Core Endpoints and Quotas. You must use the endpoint for the region that has the resources you want to access.

The service name used by AWS Signature Version 4 to sign the request is: execute-api.

For more information about how AWS IoT works, see the Developer Guide.

For information about how to use the credentials provider for AWS IoT, see Authorizing Direct Calls to AWS Services.

AWS IoT Data Plane

AWS IoT-Data enables secure, bi-directional communication between Internet-connected things (such as sensors, actuators, embedded devices, or smart appliances) and the AWS cloud. It implements a broker for applications and things to publish messages over HTTP (Publish) and retrieve, update, and delete shadows. A shadow is a persistent representation of your things and their state in the AWS cloud.

Find the endpoint address for actions in the AWS IoT data plane by running this CLI command:

aws iot describe-endpoint --endpoint-type iot:Data-ATS

The service name used by AWS Signature Version 4 to sign requests is: iotdevicegateway.

AWS IoT Jobs Data Plane

AWS IoT Jobs is a service that allows you to define a set of jobs — remote operations that are sent to and executed on one or more devices connected to AWS IoT. For example, you can define a job that instructs a set of devices to download and install application or firmware updates, reboot, rotate certificates, or perform remote troubleshooting operations.

Find the endpoint address for actions in the AWS IoT jobs data plane by running this CLI command:

aws iot describe-endpoint --endpoint-type iot:Jobs

The service name used by AWS Signature Version 4 to sign requests is: IotLaserThingJobManagerService.

To create a job, you make a job document which is a description of the remote operations to be performed, and you specify a list of targets that should perform the operations. The targets can be individual things, thing groups or both.

AWS IoT Jobs sends a message to inform the targets that a job is available. The target starts the execution of the job by downloading the job document, performing the operations it specifies, and reporting its progress to AWS IoT. The Jobs service provides commands to track the progress of a job on a specific target and for all the targets of the job

AWS IoT Secure Tunneling

AWS IoT Secure Tunnling enables you to create remote connections to devices deployed in the field.

For more information about how AWS IoT Secure Tunneling works, see AWS IoT Secure Tunneling.