Developer Guide

Register a Device in the Registry

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

To register your device in the registry:

  1. On the Welcome to the AWS IoT Console page, in the left navigation pane, choose Manage 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 Creating AWS IoT things page, choose Create a single thing.

  4. On the Create a thing page, in the Name field, type a name for your device, such as MyIotThing. Choose Next to add your device to the registry.


    We do not recommended using personally identifiable information in your thing name.