In this tutorial, you will learn how to add the IAM device from Decentlab to the connectivity provider The Things Network (TTN) on akenza.
To create a new device, you first need an Integration to TTN and a Data Flow. You can simply make use of the Connectivity-as-a-Service that akenza offers with its own LoRaWAN Connector or you can integrate your own TTN account.
To add your TTN account as an Integration provider, select "Create Integration" within the Integration menu and chose TTN accordingly.
Select the TTN LoRaWAN host and insert necessary authentication details of your TTN account. Select "Proceed".
If all details are provided, the initial synchronization will start. This can take several minutes. It will depend on the size of your IoT deployment.
If the synchronization was successful, the Integration will be displayed on the Integration Overview.
Proceed with the creation of the Data Flow.
To create a Data Flow, go to Data Flow in the menu and select "Create Data Flow". Choose "LoRaWAN" as your Device Connector. If you have integrated your LoRaWAN connector, you will see it listed here. If you do not have your own LoRaWAN account, you can simply use the Connectivity-as-a-Service, that akenza offers with its ready-to-use LoRaWAN connectors.
Use the search field to find the "IAM" and select the Device Type accordingly. Proceed further to Output connectors.
Chose one or multiple Output connectors for your Data Flow. Output Connectors define what is done with the results of the device types. There are several options to choose from:
Storing the data in the akenza database
Sending parts of the data in an e-mail to a recipient
Forwarding the data to a 3rd party system for further processing or storing
In this tutorial, we proceed with choosing Akenza DB. With the connection to the Akenza DB, we ensure that all data passing through this data flow is saved in the Akenza Database and thereby becomes accessible to you. Save your Data Flow and give it a name.
To create a new device, select "Create Device" within the menu of Assets Inventory. Add a device name and optionally a description. Select your created Data Flow and click on "Proceed".
Fill in now all Connectivity Parameters about your IAM LoRa device. Finish the process by clicking on the "Create Device" button. Your device will get created now.
In the Overview of Asset Inventory, you will see your newly created IAM LoRa device from Decentlab.
To check incoming data of your device, select your device from the list and check the status on the Data Overview.
Congratulations, you have successfully integrated the IAM device from Decentlab with TTN on akenza.