What is IoT Hub?

IoThub is the gateway for edge devices to send IoT data to Fogwing IIoT Platform. IoThub is an Integration Hub hosted on the Fogwing Cloud for all communication between Edge devices and Cloud Services. Any physical devices, gateways, cellular network can connect to Fogwing IoThub through internet. Fogwing IoThub supports secure and unsecure channels to connect with Fogwing Platform. However, it is highly recommended to leverage secure channel for data integrity, data security and guaranteed data aggregations.

Any device can be connected to Fogwing IoThub through following network protocols.

  • MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport or Message Queuing Telemetry Transport)

  • MQTTS (Secure MQTT)

  • API over HTTPS

  • UDP

Please note that UDP channel is available only to the "Startup" and "Growth" subscription plan based on request due to security reasons. MQTT and API access is available to all subscription plan including community users.

How to create access for device in Fogwing IIoT Platform?

In order to create access for device to connect with Fogwing Platform, access should be created at the IoThub gateway level. IoT hub access gives you the potential to send data from devices to Fogwing data storage.

Pre-condition - Before creating an IoThub access an application and device needs to be created.

To create IoTHub access, execute the following steps:

  • Login to your Fogwing IIoT Platform account : https://portal.fogwing.net/

  • Click ‘IoThub Access’ from the Edge Network on the menu bar.

  • The page will list down all the device access provisioned for IoThub gateway.

  • Click the ‘Add’ button to access the 'Add IoT Hub Access' page.

  • Select the edge device from the dropdown and enter username and password to create access credential for the selected device.

Note: Fogwing IoThub access is single session service. Any duplication of device connection and data publishing will lead into access lock and data freeze automatically.

How to modify the device access credentials in Fogwing IIoT Platform?

Once device access provided at the IoThub gateway, there is no option to modify the credentials. Instead you can delete the IoThub access for specific device and recreate the access with updated credentials.

How to delete IoThub Access?

If you want to delete access for the device, you have to delete the IoThub access totally. It will remove all access provided to the device.

To delete IoTHub Access, execute the following steps:

  • Login to your Fogwing IIoT Platform account : https://portal.fogwing.net/

  • Click ‘IoThub Access’ from the Edge Network on the menu bar.

  • The page will list down all the device access provisioned for IoThub gateway.

  • Click the ‘View’ icon under ‘Action’ column of the IoThub access that you wish to delete.

  • IoThub Interface Options page will appear.Click on MQTT access and Click ‘Delete’ button towards the right bottom of the page.

What is next?

Once you have explored the 'IoTHub Access' feature you may next explore 'Simulator' to understand how to send the payload to Fogwing cloud.

For any feedback and enquires on the IoTHub Access, write to our support team at [email protected]

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