This section holds general parameters to manage your connection.
Connection ID: Each connection is stored with a technical unique identifier.
You can use it for API level access on the connection configuration (see HTTP API description).
Connection name: This is the name which will be displayed at the left side in the list of connections.
The list orders the connections alphabetically.
Connection type: The type defines which underlying transport protocol is used.
At the time we support:
Bosch IoT Hub - the Hub service uses AMQP 1.0, however some settings can be set automatically.
AMQP 0.9.1 - if you use a AMQP 0.91 message broker, e.g. RabbitMQ.
AMQP 1.0 - if you use generic AMQP 1.0 message broker like Apache ActiveMQ Artemis.
HTTP 1.1 - to publish messages to an existing HTTP server/endpoint via POST, PUT or PATCH verbs.
Please note, that we support HTTP topics only one-way as targets, i.e. you will not be able to configure a HTTP connection as a source.
Kafka 2.x - to publish messages to an Apache Kafka cluster infrastructure.
Please note the we support Kafka topics only one-way as targets, i.e. you will not be able to configure Kafka as a source.
MQTT 3.1.1 - if you use an MQTT server or service.
AWS IoT - if you use an MQTT endpoint Amazon’s web services.
WebSocket connections are not displayed here because such connections are opened and closed ad hoc, and do not need explicit configuration.
Enable payload mapping: Via this parameter, you can enable or disable the payload mapping behavior.
Tip: Check the checkbox, if your device or business solutions are not compatible with the Eclipse Ditto protocol.
The UI will then provide a Payload mapping section.
Enable connection status feature: see Reflect device connectivity status in thing
Enable automatic re-connect: Via this parameter, you can enable or disable the failover behavior.
By enabling, the automatic re-connect, in case a connection closes unexpectedly or fails to establish, the Things service will automatically try to re-connect.
Validate certificates: Via this parameter, you can enable or disable the SSL certificate validation.
Client count: Number of clients to be instantiated for this connection
Free plan subscribers can use 1 client
Starter and Standard plan subscribers are allowed to increase to max. 2 clients.
When you configure more than one client, a load balancing for you connection will be used.