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How to Connect an iOS App to AWS IoT

July 26, 2019 / JOSH PERRY

This post describes how to connect an iOS app via MQTT (websocket) to AWS IoT, without requiring users to be authenticated with AWS Cognito, generating unique X.509 certificates in each distribution of the app or using AWS Amplify. This article presents a quick, lightweight solution.Quick disclaimer: Those that follow me for motivational content, this isn’t it, unless coding leaves you inspired .This post is about software development. As far as I’m aware, there are two other methods of achieving this that cater to different use cases. They are Authenticate users with an AWS Cognito User Pool and then use the AWSMobileClient ID to authenticate with AWS IoT. If this is for you, use this Amplify resource.