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Authentication in AWS IoT

Just-in-time registration for AWS IoT device certificates simplifies device enrollment:

  • Each identity type supports different use cases for accessing the AWS IoT message broker and Thing Shadows service.
  • The identity type you use depends on your choice of application protocol.
  • If you use HTTP, use IAM (users, groups, roles) or Amazon Cognito identities.
  • To use the AWS Documentation, Javascript must be enabled.
  • If you use MQTT, use X.509 certificates.

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@awscloud: “Just-in-time registration for AWS IoT device certificates simplifies device enrollment:”


Each identity type supports different use cases for accessing the AWS IoT message broker
and Thing Shadows service.


Authentication in AWS IoT