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Integrations

Integrations are the easiest way to connect your devices to an applications. An integration uses the same APIs or SDKs an application could use directly. Together with the private or public APIs of the platform it ties up the application running on the platform with The Things Network:

Platform Integration

Platform Integrations are full integrations with external IoT platforms to synchronize the device registry and uplink and downlink data, so you don’t need to write code or use The Things Network Console. External IoT platform are for example Azure IoT Hub, AWS IoT and IBM Watson IoT, where the user manages application and devices while the integration process takes care of synchronizing with The Things Network.

Messaging Integration

A common integration is to forward messages to some webhook or other messaging endpoint (uplink messages). For these situations we provide a set of messaging integrations which act as a bridge between the Handler Data API and any endpoint you configure. It also provides you with an endpoint to send messages back to devices (downlink messages). Easy to configure and use is the HTTP Integration.

HTTP Integration

For some messaging integrations we provide a configuration template. Instead of manually configuring the HTTP Integration, we ask you only for variables like a platform key and generate the configuration for you.

Add an Integration

  1. Go the application in the Console.
  2. Select Integrations from the top-right menu.
  3. Click the add integration link.
  4. Click to select the integration you’d like to add:

    Select

  5. Configure the integration (if there are any settings):

    Config

    Depending on the integration, there might be more options to set. See the guide for the integration for details.

  6. Click Create integration.