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Register a Device in the Thing Registry

Devices connected to AWS IoT are represented by things in the thing registry. The thing registry allows you to keep a record of all of the devices that are connected to your AWS IoT account.

The fastest way to start using your AWS IoT Button is to download the mobile app for iOS or Android. The mobile app creates the required AWS IoT resources for you, and adds an event source to your button that uses a Lambda blueprint to invoke a new AWS Lambda function of your choice. Blueprints are preconfigured Lambda functions that allow you to quickly connect the click of a button to the functions that fit you best, such as sending automated emails or text messages or deploying other AWS services. You can download the mobile apps from The Apple App Store or Google Play.

If you are unable to use the mobile apps, follow these instructions.

To register your device in the thing registry:

  1. On the Welcome to the AWS IoT Console page, in the left navigation pane, choose Registry to expand the choices, and then choose Things.

  2. On the page that says You don't have any things yet, choose Register a thing.

  3. On the Register a thing page, in the Name field, type a name for your device, such as MyIoTButton. Choose Create thing to add your device to the thing registry.

    This results in the following.