The AWS IoT Device SDK for Python allows developers to write Python script to use their devices to access the AWS IoT platform through MQTT or MQTT over the WebSocket protocol. By connecting their devices to AWS IoT, users can securely work with the message broker, rules, and the device shadow (sometimes referred to as a thing shadow) provided by AWS IoT and with other AWS services like AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, and more.
The following examples are based on the AWS IoT Device SDK for Python.
Quickstart to provision a thing including code from the AWS IoT console. This thing uses the AWS IoT Device SDK for Python.
AWS IoT Console -> Get started or Connect Connect to AWS IoT -> View connection options Configuring a device -> Get started Get started Choose Linux/OSX and Python -> Next Name: "myFirstIoTDevice" -> Next step Download -> Linux/OSX Next step
Copy the package just downloaded to your device and follow the instructions on the page that is shown in the AWS IoT console.
You should see messages arriving in the AWS IoT console.
Send a message to your device:
Step 4: Send a messages to the device: Type something -> Send message Done
Find your "myFirstIoTDevice" in the Console Thing Registry
Find certificate for your IoT Device in the Console Security
Policy attached to the device
Click the certificate -> Policies
Watch the contents of the policy
Click on myFirstIoTDevice-Policy
You can also bring your own CA to AWS IoT.
Data comming into AWS IoT can be transfered by the Rules Engine to other services by using SQL. Permission must be granted to AWS IoT to access the service where the data should be transfered to.
Data can be transfered by AWS IoT topic rules to:
Copy basicPubSubSenseHat.py onto your device (e.g. RPi).
Modify "start.sh" to start "basicPubSubSenseHat.py" Replace "aws-iot-device-sdk-python/samples/basicPubSub/basicPubSub.py" with "basicPubSubSenseHat.py"
Go to the AWS IoT console
Test Subscribe to "sdk/test/Python" and "$aws/events/#"
On your device:
Launch start.sh Watch at the MQTT client in AWS IoT Stop the script