Describe your AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resources - AWS IoT Core

Describe your AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resources

If you're using AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN for the first time, you can add your first LoRaWAN gateway and device by using the AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN Intro page of the AWS IoT console.

Before you get started with creating the resources, consider the naming convention of your devices, gateways, and destination. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN provides several options to identify the resources you create. While AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resources are given a unique ID when they're created, this ID is not descriptive nor can it be changed after the resource is created. You can also assign a name, add a description, and attach tags and tag values to most AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resources to make it more convenient to select, identify, and manage your AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resources.

  • Resource names

    For gateways, devices, and profiles, the resource name is an optional field that you can change after the resource is created. The name appears in the lists displayed on the resource hub pages.

    For destinations, you provide a name that is unique in your AWS account and AWS Region. You can't change the destination name after you create the destination resource.

    While a name can have up to 256 characters, the display space in the resource hub is limited. Make sure that the distinguishing part of the name appears in the first 20 to 30 characters, if possible.

  • Resource tags

    Tags are key-value pairs of metadata that can be attached to AWS resources. You choose both tag keys and their corresponding values.

    Gateways, destinations, and profiles can have up to 50 tags attached to them. Devices don't support tags.

Resource names

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resource support for name

Resource

Name field support

Destination

Name is unique ID of resource and can't be changed.

Device

Name is optional descriptor of resource and can be changed.

Gateway

Name is optional descriptor of resource and can be changed.

Profile

Name is optional descriptor of resource and can be changed.

The name field appears in resource hub lists of resources; however, the space is limited and so only the first 15-30 characters of the name might be visible.

When selecting names for your resources, consider how you want them to identify the resources and how they'll be displayed in the console.

Description

Destination, device, and gateway resources also support a description field, which can accept up to 2,048 characters. The description field appears only in the individual resource's detail page. While the description field can hold a lot of information, because it only appears in the resource's detail page, it isn't convenient for scanning in the context of multiple resources.

Resource tags

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN resource support for AWS tags

Resource

AWS tag support

Destination

Up to 50 AWS tags can be added to the resource.

Device

This resource doesn't support AWS tags.

Gateway

Up to 50 AWS tags can be added to the resource.

Profile

Up to 50 AWS tags can be added to the resource.

Tags are words or phrases that act as metadata that you can use to identify and organize your AWS resources. You can think of the tag key as a category of information and the tag value as a specific value in that category.

For example, you might have a tag value of color and then give some resources a value of blue for that tag and others a value of red. With that, you could use the Tag editor in the AWS console to find the resources with a color tag value of blue.

For more information about tagging and tagging strategies, see Tag editor.