Mosquitto, one of the widely used MQTT brokers, offers robust user authentication through username and password combinations. However, creating password files using the official terminal tool ‘mosquitto_passwd’ can be a challenging task. To address this issue, I have developed an online tool that simplifies this process, making it more accessible and user-friendly.

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Use your web browser to connect to an MQTT broker and create alerts based on the messages that you receive. It is also possible to connect to a serial device and send commands (e.g., make an LED blink) based on the alerts that you created. Another feature is the ability to receive messages from a serial device and publish these messages to a specific topic with the help of a JavaScript decoder.

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Let’s assume that we have a lot of sensors publishing structured data to an MQTT broker and we want to store this data in a database. A simple way to do that is to use Telegraf (tool from InfluxData) to consume and process the data and store it in an InfluxDB database. In this tutorial, I will explain how to prepare this setup using docker-compose.

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David Melo

engineer and a techie

Telco Engineer