Posted On: May 14, 2023

Amazon CloudFormation now supports Amazon IoT Core thing group, thing type and billing group resources. Amazon CloudFormation is an infrastructure as code (IaC) service that allows you to easily model, provision, and manage Amazon Web Services and third-party resources. You can now use an Amazon CloudFormation template to pre-configure and deploy Amazon IoT Core registry resources for your targeted Internet of Things (IoT) solution in a secure, efficient, and repeatable way.

Amazon IoT Core is a fully managed service that lets you connect billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to Amazon Web Services Cloud without provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure. Amazon IoT Core provides a registry to establish an identity for devices and track metadata, such as the devices’ attributes and capabilities. Within this registry, you can use ‘thing group’ (static thing group and dynamic thing group) and ’thing type’ to organize things, and use ‘billing group’ to tag resources for cost and usage allocation. Thing groups, billing groups and thing types in Amazon CloudFormation templates are available in all regions where Amazon IoT Core is available. All resource types in IoT Core registry are now supported by Amazon CloudFormation. For more information, visit the IoT resource type reference.