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A Basic Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for IoT

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Hello readers!!!! It’s time to get back to the Internet of Things (IoT). In the previous blog I had given an introduction to IoT and discussed about how AI empowers IoT. Please click the link below if you haven’t already gone through it. In this blog, I’ll discuss about the well-known cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Let’s explore AWS IoT first, since you may be wondering what it has to do with IoT.

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Let’s begin…

What is Amazon Web Services (AWS) Internet of Things (IoT)?

With AWS IoT, connected devices can communicate with each other and with AWS cloud applications. Through the internet, this platform enables secure bidirectional communication between the connected devices and the AWS Cloud.

AWS IoT cloud services enable you to connect your IoT devices with other IoT devices and AWS Cloud services. You may connect your IoT devices with AWS IoT-based applications with the aid of the device software that AWS IoT offers. If your devices can connect to AWS IoT, they can use AWS Cloud services.

Visit Getting started with AWS IoT Core  for a practical introduction to AWS IoT.

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An overview of how AWS IoT integrates with other IoT devices and AWS services is shown in the diagram above.

Example: Choosing the Appropriate AWS IoT Solutions

As an example, you could use AWS IoT to choose the most appropriate and cutting-edge technology for your solution. IoT devices in the field can be managed and supported by AWS IoT Core using the following protocols:

  • MQTT (Message Queuing and Telemetry Transport)Alexa 5
  • MQTT over WSS (WebSockets Secure)
  • HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol – Secure)
  • LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network)
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AWS IoT Core supports MQTT and MQTT over WSS protocols for use by devices and clients. And it supports HTTPS-enabled hardware and software.

You may connect and manage wireless LoRaWAN (low-power long-range Wide Area Network) devices with the aid of AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN (LNS) replaces the requirement for you to create and manage a LoRaWAN Network Server.

How Do Devices & Apps Access AWS IoT?

To access AWS IoT your devices and apps require certain interfaces to communicate with or receive messages from AWS IoT. These interfaces may use command-line interfaces to run commands or APIs for communication.

What Interfaces are Available for AWS IoT?

Following interfaces are available for AWS IoT:

1. AWS IoT Device SDKs

Build apps for your devices that communicate with and receive messages from AWS IoT.Aws Iot 3

2. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN

Using this, you can manage and connect your long-range WAN (LoRaWAN) devices and gateways.

3. AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)

Run commands for AWS IoT using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) on Windows, macOS, or Linux. You can build and manage item objects, certificates, rules, jobs, and policies using these commands. Consult the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide to get started.


Build your IoT apps using the AWS IoT API utilizing HTTP or HTTPS queries. You can programmatically create and maintain item objects, certificates, rules, and policies using these API operations.


Build your IoT apps using language-specific APIs by leveraging the AWS SDKs. With the help of these SDKs, you may program in any of the supported languages and use the HTTP/HTTPS API.

AWS IoT console offers a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to configure items, certificates, rules, tasks, policies, and other components of IoT solutions.

Thanks for reading!! Stay tuned for more in my future blogs.





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Simran Chavhan

Simran Chavhan works as Associate Technical Consultant at Perficient in the Nagpur GDC, India. Simran is passionate about exploring new technologies. She understands technologies like IoT, Big Data, Databricks, Machine Learning, Terraform, PySpark, Python, R, SQL, Tableau, PowerBI, and AWS services.

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