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How does an Azure IoT Hub interact with Embedded/IoT devices?

The model that IoT Hub connected devices use is that they will never accept incoming connections. IoT Hub devices never act as a 'server', and this is a crucial part of the security model in Azure IoT....
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Is it a bad practice to keep certificates on external memory?

A little bit of context Since you're using MQTT with AWS IoT, you're expected to use X.509 certificates for authentication and security. Amazon have a little bit of guidance about how you should ...
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Is it a bad practice to keep certificates on external memory?

Ideally you want your overall system to have a design such that dissecting a single unit breaks only that unit, and not the system in general. Especially if you are storing keys in a distinct memory ...
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Is it a bad practice to keep certificates on external memory?

You mention “certificates”, but from context, I think you're referring to two different things. Your device has a private key, which is unique to this device and not known outside the device. This ...
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Can I publish multiple MQTT topics in a single request?

It looks like the aws IoT sdk is using a synchronous publish (as it's using a return code) so it's blocking for each message. There is no reason at the MQTT protocol level that you can't have ...
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How can I set up main and failover MQTT subscribers for a job queue with AWS IoT?

According to AWS SQS Documentation (as you said the broker is AWS) this should be native: Immediately after the message is received, it remains in the queue. To prevent other consumers from ...
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How to decrease AWS IoT button press delay before message publishing?

More realistically, this delay encompasses the time to register on the wifi network. In order to minimize power consumption (that's an officially irreplaceable battery) the device is normally ...
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How can I set up main and failover MQTT subscribers for a job queue with AWS IoT?

You might want to look at the concept of dead-letter queues of AWS SQS. From the AWS docs: A dead letter queue is a queue that other (source) queues can target for messages that can't be ...
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How long should a FreeRTOS task be delayed in each loop?

You shouldn't need a delay, or at least not one that keeps waking up. If, as you suggest, you have initiated a thread that is triggered by a callback then there is no need for a main loop. Unless ...
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What do I need to make a smart plug work with Alexa and/or Amazon IoT

I've got the TP Link HS110 myself. The appropriate connection is established via their app (called Kasa). The process is described here. Without diving into the French Amazon reviews I won't comment ...
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Connecting web app to IoT AWS

What you linked is far too complicated and in too low level of abstraction that it is for an professional even hard to read and follow it. aws-mqtt-client through npm is the easiest solution I could ...
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Why might data be sent to a cloud service when it could be processed on the edge?

There are many factors in choosing whether to process data on-device or in the cloud. Benefits of processing in the cloud If the algorithm uses floating-point or runs on a GPU, it might not be ...
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Can multiple subscribers subscribe to the same topic from AWS IoT?

Yes. AWS IoT uses MQTT, which follows a topic-based publish-subscribe pattern. This allows multiple subscribers to a topic, and multiple clients can even publish to the same topic (a topic is not ...
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Is it a bad practice to keep certificates on external memory?

You should try to keep to client key secret (but understand the implication of loosing it(1), as described in the other answers). The server public key, and the AWS public certificate are important to ...
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How can I make an IoT system with a CNC machine and robotic arm?

I believe you refer to a mqtt protocol where indeed there are data subscribers and receivers. My short answer is yes, you are on correct track. Longer explanation: MQTT makes it possible to ...
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What do I need to make a smart plug work with Alexa and/or Amazon IoT

Since you're interested in generic ways to connect devices to Alexa, I'll explain the two main methods that devices use when integrating with the Echo platform. Skills Most of the devices that have '...
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How do I build a web application using AWS IoT connecting to a factory floor?

I have created a similar application. Your question covers a lot of ground. You already have AWS and your "thing" working together. The next job (might be) to decide what you want to expose via a ...
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What is Shoulder Tap in IOT?

Many IoT devices are battery-powered, and to conserve battery, enter sleep modes as much as they can. They usually get out of sleep in either of two cases (or both): At fixed intervals, like every 6 ...
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Do I need different certificates for every thing?

Yes, the whole point of using client side certificates is to enable you to reliably uniquely identify each client. AWS will provide APIs to provision each device with it's own cert/key. The other ...
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What do I need to make a smart plug work with Alexa and/or Amazon IoT

I believe you don't need to do any coding effort on connecting smart-plugs to Alexa. http://www.belkin.com/us/support-article?articleNum=157351 This link contains all you need to set up the ...
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How to link device with user?

A lot of companies "have the customer enter a serial number in a UI somewhere". When you buy the device, the instructions usually have the customer visit the company website, create an account, and ...
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AWS IoT implementation on a low end controller like Atmega328, nrf51822?

You might want to check out Amazon FreeRTOS. Amazon FreeRTOS (a:FreeRTOS) is an operating system for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, ...
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AWS IoT implementation on a low end controller like Atmega328, nrf51822?

AWS IOT requires that your device understand TCP/IP and encryption. The ATMega328 has 2K bytes of RAM, but Ethernet frames can be up to 1500 bytes long. Even if you could receive a packet, there ...
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Connect Webpage to AWS IoT to Publish Messages

AWS IoT supports MQTT over Websockets which can be used from with in the client side of a web application. You can follow the instructions here for details of how to do the required authentication.
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Connect CNC machine to AWS IoT

By far the easiest method would be to use a library such as paho-mqtt or the AWS IoT SDK for Python (see the bottom of this post), which are MQTT client libraries for Python. Usage guidance is ...
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Using AWS Lambda function to create a monitoring website for IoT devices

Lambda is for running tiny functions, not long-running processes. You should have your web page connect directly to AWS IoT using WebSockets. Then it can get messages directly when they happen and ...
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My thing connected to AWS IoT but it does not publish messages

I finally figured out what my mistake is. It was in the ARN Resources of policy I wrote a wrong topic in the end of policy resources line. I wrote ldr instead of LDRsensor.
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Subscibe to specific device with AWS or Azure IoT services

I haven't worked with Azure as such but Message Broker for AWS IoT uses MQTT and is like any other MQTT broker (like mosquitto for Linux). MQTT messages basically work on Topics. If the android app ...
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Is it possible to implement AWS free RTOS on nrf51822?

The NRF51822 is a Bluetooth low energy device, which is mostly chosen for low power applications. It cannot access the internet using Bluetooth (unless your idea is to access the internet using ...
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First steps to learn IoT with watering plants project

This is a very generic question, the answers mainly depend on your existing skills, and if you desire to progress into developments that might be commercially relevant. Depending how far you want to ...
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