Azure IoT is Microsoft's IoT solution that is part of their Azure Cloud product suite. It's a popular choice among enterprises and developers that are building IoT applications who need to store, analyze, and query device data in the cloud. This guide walks you through deploying the Helium Azure IoT Channel available within your Helium Dashboard.
To get started, you'll need accounts for both Helium Dashboard and Microsoft Azure IoT along with and an activated Helium Atom.
Once you have your Azure IoT Hub created:
Copy and paste the Connection String from Azure IoT Hub
Hostnamewill follow the format
IoTHubName.azure-devices.net. For example, if your Azure IoT Hub is named "Connected Chicken", your
Name your Channel and click Create.
Once deployed, the Helium Azure Channel auto-generates the correct configuration information needed to use the MQTT Broker provided by Azure IoT. Specifically this enables you to:
|Azure IoT MQTT Settings||Usage|
|MQTT Connection String||Use this to connect to the Azure MQTT broker for this channel.|
|Atom MQTT Subscription Topic||Use this to subscribe to messages from a given Atom on the Azure MQTT broker.|
|Atom MQTT Publish Topic||Use this topic to send message to a given Atom on the Azure MQTT broker.|
property bagwhich looks like a URL-encoded